So what is anti-pattern strength (movement)? In short an anti-pattern movement is one that encompasses bracing the body at it’s center mass while maintaining a neutral spine position. The movements of flexion, rotation, and extension are kept in check by maintaining the braced neutral position of the spine during an anti-pattern exercise.
When it comes to training there is just as much, if not more, of a psychological aspect that needs to be nurtured as there is a physical one. Today I want to dive into the mental aspect of training and what strategies I prefer to implement with both my students and myself, as well as […]
So the other day I was walking down the aisle of the grocery store and witnessed a guy all of about 150 lbs. of pure skinny coming towards me with his arms flared out by his sides. His arms were wide enough that I thought he was trying to make an attempt to cover the […]
So the topic of today’s discussion is going to involve the good ole bench press. So what can I say about the bench press other than the fact that it is probably the most misused and abused exercise involving the upper body and free weights since the invention of strength training, period. Often trainees that […]
So today I decided to get away from improper squatting, improper deadlifting, and improper kettle bell swing technique and address the improper use of the box jump exercise. Basically I’m going to hit on why box jumps shouldn’t be used as a conditioning drill in your program. If you’re using them for that reason then […]