I’ve been very fortunate in my career to have trained a variety of different athletes. When it comes to being able to compete and to get to the next level the only thing that separates the good from the great is doing just a little bit more. Of course in terms of training, fitness, and physical competition this is a challenge when you think your heart is going to beat out of your chest. It is without question the proverbial kick to the balls and it is what us strength coaches refer to as Physical Work Capacity.
When Achilles was a little baby his mother dipped him into a river of magic in order to protect him from the world. It worked because Achilles could not be harmed except on the one heel that his mother neglected to submerge in the water because of where she held him when she dipped him into the water.
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. Today I’m going to talk about three different kettlebell drills that may cause a little discomfort, but yield great results.
People are motivated by different things. When it comes to fitness what do you value? Are you motivated to look better? Are you motivated to feel better? Are you motivated to perform better for the purpose of competition? Are you just motivated to burn off that $3.00 combo value meal?
I only ask these questions because the thing that makes one individual tick may not have any bearing on the next person. Well no matter what motivates you the thing that makes all of this work is lean hard muscle and today I want to talk about three guaranteed ways you can achieve just that!