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. With that being said today I’m going to talk about three different kettlebell movements that may cause a little discomfort, but yield you some great results.
Perception may be the “reality” to you…and if you fail to pause and look beneath the surface to seek out what is really going on then your perception will be your reality whether for good, or for bad. If you believe the only way to get in a full day’s work in your training is by having access to a fully stocked weight room then I’m here to tell you that your perception is NOT the reality. If you want to learn about the benefits of outdoor training then keep on reading my young Jedi!
So there is that age old question that has bounced around inside of yours and everyone else’s head at one time or another about the matchup between free weights and machines. Which one is better? Is one good? Is one bad? Well today we’re going to examine that very thing my young Jedi of strength.
So how many times have you walked into your local gym and seen the guy with all chest and no back? What about the guy that doesn’t realize that the squat rack actually exists and perhaps believes it should be used for curling instead of…(you guessed it) squatting? Neglecting to train for symmetry can certainly get a chuckle out of us, but there are other more serious consequences for ignoring training the body for balance and symmetry.
So the topic of today’s discussion is going to involve the good ole bench press. So what can I say about the bench press other than the fact that it is probably the most misused and abused exercise involving the upper body and free weights since the invention of strength training, period.
Often trainees that don’t understand the proper technique involved with the bench press practice with terrible habits and even worse form for long periods of time until one day something stupid happens to get their attention. The point I’m making is why wait for that day to come because I’m going investigate this exercise right here for your knowledge obtaining convenience. Read on my young Jedi!