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3 Ways To Make Your Plank Exercise Effective To Avoid Bleeding Strength

3 Ways To Make Your Plank Exercise Effective To Avoid Bleeding Strength

The original publishing date of today’s article was back on July 31, 2018.

I realize this article isn’t that old, but I’ve also recently noticed a lot of people online misusing and abusing the plank exercise. The key to building strength is producing tension.

When you produce tension you create force and force is the element needed for you to produce power. The plank exercise is commonly used in your Saturday morning bootcamps, but I rarely see it done the way it should be done. Read and apply this strategy to your workouts! Make sure to share this article with friends, family, and neighbors that attend those Saturday morning bootcamps so they are aware of what they’re missing.

  1. Do you perform the plank exercise on a regular basis? 
  2. So when performing the plank exercise do you focus on the length of time to gauge intensity? 
  3. Is your plank variation causing you to bleed power during the movement? 

If you regularly include the plank exercise into your training then today I want to offer a different perspective on how you can shift your focus when utilizing this movement for strength. So one common issue with many people when performing certain strength movements is the inability to stabilize the core during certain points of physical exertion. If you’re unable to properly activate your core center then you’re going to bleed power. Thus your strength will suffer as you go to exert yourself for various movements and activities. This is why the plank exercise can be of great value. So today I want to point to three ways you can use the plank to make sure you don’t bleed strength.

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6 Kettlebell Exercises You Should Be Doing

6 Kettlebell Exercises You Should Be Doing

  1. Are you leveraging the power of kettlebells in your fitness program? 
  2. Do you want to build a body that is functional, strong, and lean with little equipment and time? 
  3. Are you interested in learning how to develop the agility of a cat and the metabolism of a superhero? 

I’m always looking forward to cycling in a day of kettlebell exercises because of the efficiency. If you think about it life is too short to waste and one thing that is certain is that efficient kettlebell movements will not waste your time. The key to optimal fitness is being able to move both frequently and efficiently. There are kettlebell exercises that will reinforce this and I want to include 6 here today you can start working to add into your training for this very reason.

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Top 15 Athletic Movements You Should Be Doing

Top 15 Athletic Movements You Should Be Doing

  1. Has your training grown stale and failing to get you results? 
  2. Do you ever venture out beyond the weight room with any of your workouts? 
  3. Are you able to move with fluidity and grace? 
  4. Do you move like you have bricks for feet and you’re slow to react? 

If you are hitting a wall with your workouts chances are it’s because you lack the edge you need by failing to train athletic movements. There’s no room for walls in this community so today I want to give you 15 ways you can make like a juggernaut and blast through those walls. Take note and apply these to your workouts. Just keep in mind you need to progress smartly with these athletic movements and I’m here to help if you need guidance.

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Single Limb Training: Moving With Fluidity And Symmetry

Single Limb Training: Moving With Fluidity And Symmetry

The original publishing date of today’s article was back on March 3, 2016.

Single limb training serves a crucial role in my training programs. The key to building strength is making sure you are capable of moving uninhibited. One way to eliminate inhibition is to make sure that your training focuses on symmetry.

Single limb training plays a huge role here in helping you to develop significant symmetry enabling you to move with greater fluidity. Read and apply!

  1. Do you taper your workouts by prioritizing the execution of bigger movements to smaller movements? 
  2. Are you regularly incorporating single limb training into your workouts? 
  3. Do you focus on developing symmetry and balance in your training? 

Over the years I have always approached strength development by tapering down a day’s workout by beginning with the most demanding movements and transitioning down to performing smaller accessory work. The idea here is to build absolute strength right out of the gate…and then move on to optimally developing movement and symmetry next. In today’s article I want to shift the focus to the latter as single limb training is one great way to build that symmetry and movement.

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4 Mechanical Tactics To Improve Your Strength Besides Lifting Heavy

4 Mechanical Tactics To Improve Your Strength Besides Lifting Heavy

  1. Are you struggling to lift heavy due to injuries and ailments? 
  2. Do you feel like your quality of movement is suffering when you try to lift heavy? 
  3. Have you seen a drop off in your strength because you’re not able to lift heavy as frequently?
  4. Are you wanting to build strength and muscle, but have experienced too much disruption in your normal heavy lifting routine? 

In order to maintain and improve your strength you have to visualize your body as the blade of a knife. If you put that knife away after use and never do anything to consistently sharpen that blade then it will dull and rust. Likewise if you don’t know how to handle the knife you can damage the blade. Your body responds the same way in regards to what you do to improve it’s function. You have to keep the blade sharp and learn how to do so by thinking outside of the realm of always trying to hit the heavy lift…especially at the expense of quality movement.

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