So what is anti-pattern strength? In short an anti-pattern movement is one that often encompasses having to brace 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. In short anti-pattern is about resisting movement through the act of bracing and controlling the body during a given exercise.
Being in the fitness business now for over 15 years I can tell you that it’s one tough industry. There is no doubt that to succeed in this industry an individual must grind and be willing to accept the fact that they are going to have to do a lot of things that are uncomfortable in order to succeed. This is so true in this industry and it certainly makes for a greater metaphor for running a business in this particular industry. With that being said today I’m going to talk about three different kettlebell movements that may cause a little discomfort, but yield you some great results.
So I’ve been a bit slow in getting this out, but it’s only because I’ve been slammed on both the training front and responding to huge email and social media inquiries regarding this book. If you’re just now tuning in and aren’t familiar with what I’m talking about I’ll catch you up to speed. Two weeks ago I was fortunate to be a part a huge project by becoming a contributing author to my friend Matt Bacak’s book Everyday Heroes 2.
After 15 years of coaching experience, training courses, continuing education, and many other levels of professional and personal development the one single variable that matters most when it comes to building on one’s fitness, strength, and performance is our state of mind. The mental side of life is what carries us. It’s the catalyst and the sustainability of a given behavior. Mental toughness is in short supply these days, but it’s not something that is completely extinct.
So I’m sure you’ve had those days where you walk into the weight room knowing it’s squat day and you feel tight as hell in your hips. After 8 hours of a stressful workday, a long commute in the car, and too much Netflix in the evening it’s easy to fall into the trap of getting that all too common hip, knee, and ankle immobility that can train wreck your squat day. Well that no longer has to be a problem after today.