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.
The kettlebell clean is one of the first movements you can perform with the iron bell because it is a prerequisite point of position for many other movements. I mean if you’re going to lift the bell from the ground to start with then you’ve got to be able to perform the clean. The thing is that there are many aspects to this lift that are missed which results in it commonly being done wrong with many lifters.
So the other day I was walking down the aisle of the grocery store and witnessed a guy all of about 150 lbs. of pure skinny coming towards me with his arms flared out by his sides. His arms were wide enough that I thought he was trying to make an attempt to cover the entire aisle and shoulder bump me as he walked by.
Look, I work with plenty 150 lb. guys in MMA, but this guy didn’t have that MMA build or look if you know what I mean. He was all bones and attitude and no muscle at all. I quickly made the diagnosis that he was suffering from a severe case of ILS, otherwise known as Imaginary Lat Syndrome or Lat-itis!
by: Brandon Richey–Get Free Updates And Training Guides Here
And You Thought Your Training For The Day Was Done?
Whenever I watch a sporting event or game I do so from a different perspective than the average fan. I look at athletic competition from a strength and conditioning perspective. Too many times I have seen teams not “Finish the Drill” or guys get beat simply because they weren’t physically prepared as well as their competition. There is a lot to be said for having the ability to OUTWORK your opponent.
by: Brandon Richey
The Butterfly…How Strength Is A Struggle!
I know what you are thinking. Brandon, did you just put a picture of a butterfly on your strength and conditioning blog? Yes, I did, but I have a good reason for it. This butterfly has taught me a lesson my friend and I know it’s going to do the same for you.