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.
I’m always finding myself getting irritated when people talk about strength with an uninformed or improper perception on what all is involved with acquiring it. It seems to me that folks tend to not have a grasp on what strength development is, what all it can involve, and why they should be striving for in order to acquire it. Of course, I’m painting with a broad brush here, but I think you get where I’m coming from.
One of the coolest weapons you could have in your arsenal of lifts for physical training is the kettle bell snatch. Man…talk about a dynamic lift that involves serious power, grace, technical control, and can still build the endurance of a champion. The kettle bell snatch is certainly one of my biggest go tos for overhead lifting…as long as it can be done right! Today we’re talking about how to get the kettlbell snatch done right!
Sometimes you just have to put your finger on the valve and let the pressure off. One way to do this effectively and in a positive manner is by taking your frustrations out on the iron in the gym. Just like a Sith Lord at times you’ve just got to let your emotions take over and The Sith Workout is a good start for doing just that! Check it out here.
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 defining the lack of mental toughness within our society.