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Dominate Life And Live Strong With These 10 Rules

Dominate Life And Live Strong With These 10 Rules

The original publishing date of today’s article was back on October 22, 2015. I thought that this was something that needed to be rolled out today to give your attitude and mental fitness a good polish.

We often get focused on the external things that go on around us and forget to focus on the real change that we can make which happens internally. I hope you enjoy today’s post.

I often hear people in conversations talk about life in a way that shapes negative outcomes. Many of these conversations boil down to them not being happy in relationships, feeling that the world owes them something, they’re unhappy about being out of shape, or that they are constantly broke and can’t find work.

I personally believe life is what it is. It’s a journey full of challenges, but the biggest challenges are not those external things that happen to you, but rather what you do to react to those things!

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Tactical Breathing: How To Breathe When Lifting

Tactical Breathing: How To Breathe When Lifting

  1. Do you inhale when the weight is on the way down and exhale when the weight is on the way up? 
  2. Did someone tell you not to hold your breath when lifting? 
  3. Do you currently hold your breath when lifting? 

Today I want to talk about the how to breathe when lifting. When I was younger I had a coach tell me that I should inhale when lowering the weight and that I should exhale when lifting the weight up. However, I always struggled with this and I frequently found myself not following my old coach’s advice. So who was right?

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Can Bench Pressing Be Used To Increase Punching Power

Can Bench Pressing Be Used To Increase Punching Power

  1. Are you currently looking to dial in your strength and conditioning program to improve your fight skills?
  2. Are you interested in learning how to increase your punching power for MMA and boxing?
  3. Are you currently incorporating the bench press into your training to improve your fight skills? 
  4. Are you curious about whether the bench press can be used to improve your punching power? 

First of all, bench pressing does increase upper body strength, but can it be used to increase your punching speed and power? This question is a bit more open ended which leaves some options open to examine. I will shed some light on that here!

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Death Elbows Of The Bench Press

Death Elbows Of The Bench Press

  1. Are you familiar with the death elbows of the bench press? 
  2. Are you struggling with making gains with your barbell bench press? 
  3. Are you experiencing neck and shoulder pain when you bench press? 
  4. Has your bench press day become a dreaded activity because you’re experiencing a lack of progress? 

For today’s article I want to talk about the barbell bench press and how you’re killing your gains with what I refer to as the death elbows. Death elbows involve you performing the barbell bench press with poor technique due to you flaring out your elbows during the press and causing you to bleed yourself of power during the movement. Read carefully because you might suffer from death elbows when performing the barbell bench press and I’m including some tried true remedies here that will help you to resolve this problem and immediately improve your strength for the lift!

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5 Must Have Strength And Conditioning Movements For Optimal Function

5 Must Have Strength And Conditioning Movements For Optimal Function

  1. Is your strength and conditioning program stagnant? 
  2. Are you covering all of your bases in terms of the essential strength and conditioning movements? 
  3. Are you making gains in your program, or has your athleticism and strength stalled out like a single engine airplane that just lost its engine? 
  4. Are you looking to supercharge your athleticism, fitness, and performance? 

If you are serious about making physical gains regardless of your sport, life, or career goals then you need to make sure you’re including the following 5 strength and conditioning movements into your training. The following moves are tried and true and if you expect to make serious gains in strength then you need to perform them with a high level of proficiency.

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