The most important aspect of doing corrective activities such as soft tissue work, stretching, and mobility training is to determine your level of need. The more you participate in a sport that involves highly repetitive movements, the more corrective work you will have to do to stay healthy. It is also important to note that […]
Archive for August, 2013
Here is a great way to indulge in pizza and still adhere to a fat loss diet plan Low-Carb Pizza – Get a piece of chicken breast. Pound it with a meat tenderizer until it’s nice and thin and circular. Brush with some olive oil and season to your liking. – Load up with cheese […]
It is no secret; you will get the majority of your “core” or “ab” development from increasing your performance at the main lifts such as Deadlifts, Squats, and Overhead Presses. These main lifts train the “core” under the highest intensities, and the “core” both stabilizes these movements and facilitates the proper motor unit recruitment throughout […]
Bands can be a great way to help facilitate proper movement patterns. Here are some specific ways to use them to help correct imbalances, and help the Central Nervous System learn motor plans for proper mechanics. Weak glutes during squats and lunges = Knees protruding inward during movement – Put a band around knees to […]
Throughout the years, training and coaching others has led me to see common trends that affect results. Many of my articles address these issues in the hopes that they will shed some light on the proper way to do things. Crappy magazines and day-time television shows have completely convoluted the fitness industry by making up […]
Here are some basic rep schemes you can use based on your training goals… Hypertrophy 10×3 at 85-90 % of 1rm 5×5 at 75-85 % of 1rm 10×10 at 60 % of 1rm Maximal Strength Work up to your 1 rep max, and then do 3-4×3 of 90-95% of that 1rm Pick a percentage to […]
Whenever it is that you choose to take a deload week, it might be a good idea to take some days to train some areas of weakness. For many individuals, a lack of stability in certain joints of the body might be hindering their progress. Here is a simple stabilization program you can follow to […]
So what do you do if you cannot perform a full lunge yet? Similar to other exercises there is a series of progressions you can use to build the strength necessary to be able to eventually do a lunge. The idea is to always remember the key points discussed in part I of this article, […]
Lunges and all of their variations are a great unilateral (single-leg) exercise that can serve a multitude of purposes when training. Lunges can be a great tool that helps tremendously with strength and muscle gains, fat loss and conditioning, and all around function. Most repetitive functional activities we do during a day such as going […]
You should begin strengthening at a level in which you can do quality reps while maintaining proper posture. Depending on your level, you can start as easy as on a wall. You can challenge yourself further by moving down lower to a counter, table, or chair. The eventual goal is being able to get all […]
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