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How Muscular Size Can Hurt Your Performance

How Muscular Size Can Hurt Your Performance

Having muscular size can have a lot of advantages, but there are some scenarios in which having a lot of muscular size can be a disadvantage and may even get in your way in terms of performance.

Some of these disadvantages can involve minor inconveniences such as having a tough time fitting yourself for clothes, getting in and out of small vehicles, and depriving yourself of a comfortable plane ride should you book a ticket for a long flight.

However, there are other scenarios where having muscular size can get in your way from a functional standpoint if you’re trying to compete and thrive in other sport and work environments in order to perform.

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3 Ways To Construct An Athletic Functional Body For Optimal Fitness

3 Ways To Construct An Athletic Functional Body For Optimal Fitness

So today I wanted to revisit this older topic today by pulling it straight from the archives. The original publishing date for this piece was all the way back in July 8th, 2009!!! Yes, this one is old school, but the information is certainly useful. I thought you would find this list helpful in your journey if you’re looking to build an athletically functional body.

  1. Are you interested in learning how to develop an athletic functional body? 
  2. Are you training your body in a way to be optimally functional for any sport or life situation? 
  3. Are you curious as to how you can improve your training to help you move with greater control and confidence? 
  4. Are you training your body to be able to last over the long haul? 

The pursuit of an athletic functional body is a solid plan. I had a friend the other day that was just starting back into working out and he was asking me “what is the best thing for me to do to get back into shape?” I proceeded to tell him that he needs to start training like an athlete again. Why, he asked? I followed up by asking him at what point in his life was he in the greatest shape to which he replied “when I was doing preseason workouts for football in college.” I rest my case. 

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8 Ways You’re Killing Your Strength Gains

8 Ways You’re Killing Your Strength Gains

  1. Are you failing to get the strength gains you want with your workouts? 
  2. Do you feel like you’ve hit a plateau in your strength training? 
  3. Is your strength training program getting you the gains you desire the most? 
  4. Are you training 5 or 6 days a week, but still not seeing the results you think you should be seeing? 

If you’re experiencing problems in making strength gains with your training then you need to evaluate what you’re doing, as well as what you might not be doing. I get it. I’ve been where you are before, but I don’t struggle with making strength gains anymore. Don’t misunderstand me I put the work in, but what I mean is that the work I put in is effective and it gets the job done now, but that’s only because of years of experience and study. With that being said I wanted to outline some things here that are probably holding you back from you being able to make your strength gains.

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3 Ways To Make Your Plank Exercise Effective To Avoid Bleeding Strength

3 Ways To Make Your Plank Exercise Effective To Avoid Bleeding Strength

  1. Do you perform the plank exercise on a regular basis? 
  2. When performing the plank exercise do you focus on the length of time to gauge intensity? 
  3. Is your plank variation causing you to bleed power during the movement? 

If you regularly include the plank exercise into your training then today I want to offer a different perspective on how you can shift your focus when utilizing this movement for strength. One common issue with many people when performing certain strength movements is the inability to stabilize the core during certain points of physical exertion. If you’re unable to properly activate your core center then you’re going to bleed power as you go to exert yourself for various movements and activity. This is why the plank exercise can be of great value and today I want to point to three ways you can use the plank to make sure you don’t bleed strength.

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3 Unorthodox Core Stabilizing Exercises For Strength

3 Unorthodox Core Stabilizing Exercises For Strength

  1. Are you interested in developing some significant core strength?
  2. Are you interested in learning about unique core stabilizing exercises to protect your spine and enhance your physical performance?
  3. Are you interested in learning exercises that reinforce your ability to activate your core for optimal strength?

Core stabilizing exercises are crucial for keeping your body sharp and able to perform. A common misconception concerning the muscles of your “core,” or “trunk” is that they predominantly consist of your rectus abdominis muscle. This is not accurate. In fact, your core, or trunk consists of a variety of muscles in addition to your abs such as your transversus abdominis, internal obliques, external obliques, erector spinae, and diaphragm.

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