I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. Have we trained a whole year already? Regardless, every year the crazies go and camp out at stores and miss valuable time in the weight room and with family in hopes of getting a small discount on some storefront item. I don’t get it. It defies logic, but if you’re one of those individuals wanting to take an easier path then make sure you spend the next 90 seconds in the comfort of your home doing all of your shopping right here!
People are motivated by different things. When it comes to fitness what do you value? Are you motivated to look better? Are you motivated to feel better? Are you motivated to perform better for the purpose of competition? Are you just motivated to burn off that $3.00 combo value meal?
I only ask these questions because the thing that makes one individual tick may not have any bearing on the next person. Well no matter what motivates you the thing that makes all of this work is lean hard muscle and today I want to talk about three guaranteed ways you can achieve just that!
The key to a quality strength program is being able to utilize what tools and resources you have at your disposal. This can range from equipment to knowledge, but regardless of the tools the principles of acquiring an optimal level of strength and mobility should be based on incorporating movements to benefit your body’s overall function. After all, form always follows function. Now buckle your chinstrap and get to work with these killer drills.
I remember years ago having a parent approach me about training their kid for the purpose of developing speed. The kid was a football player and certainly needed speed, but most importantly he needed to develop a foundation of strength in order to be in a position to acquire speed in the first place. Of course, as a coach this was apparent to me, but to the parent this logic didn’t quite line up.
Over the years it’s been a common practice among coaches, trainers, and organizations to implement Olympic lifts with the intent on developing power and athleticism. After all, at the end of the day a stronger athlete is a more competitive athlete…OR are they? Continue reading so that we can explore this concept in deeper detail.