I know you thought I forgot about you, but I didn't. Putting the finishing touches on my packing as I am headed out for a much needed week of relaxation. But I didn't want to leave you hanging without some more fuel for your arsenal.
Since this post is for Friday, that means it's time to share some solid exercises with you to make sure you're ready for the summer weather and lots of activity.
Way too often people believe they have to go to a gym to get a good workout. The two movements I share with you today prove you don't have to have a gym membership to transform your body.
Try them out and as usual, let me know what you think.
Well, here we are at another Friday. You know that means it's time for another exercise to help you or someone you know fight SB Syndrome (that's Saggy Behind Syndrome). If you've been motivated by my blog, I'm sure you've been just as concerned as I have at what is obviously a growing and alarming trend. Are you doing your part?
Remember, if I haven't made it completely clear, let me do so now. On ALL of the exercises I demonstrate to you I request that you activate your abs/core just prior to movement. Each and every movement you do requires core activation in order to stabilize your spine while you are moving. This is hugely important if you are going to get the right muscles to fire and to avoid injury.
And just a reminder in case you forgot, these Friday movements that I'm sharing with you from my private glute locker are not only for your glutes, they do wonders for core activation as well. Truth be known, in order to for legs and hips to function properly you need a strong and stable core. And besides, I figure what the heck, if I can train two muscles at the same time effectively and safely, then why not.
Click on the video below and get your next tool in fighting SB Syndrome. Look forward to seeing you next week with another movement to get you firmer, well shaped, functional glutes.
As I'm sure you've figured out by now, I usually like to use Friday's as an opportunity to share with you a few of my favorite stretches, exercises and/or rehab movements.
Having been a successful Powerlifter for over 10 years I've had my share of tight muscles, poor flexibility and too much focus on how heavy the weight was instead of proper form. Being able to Squat over 700lbs as well Deadlift over 700lbs, with a body weight of 200lbs was great. Unfortunately it
led to me not being able to sit for longer than 30-45 minutes without
my legs going numb. Well those days are long gone and guess what . . . . you get the benefit of all my mistakes.
The stretches, exercises and rehab routines I share with you on Friday are in fact movements I do or have done to get my body back in alignment/balance after 10 years of lifting "heavy". Don't get me wrong, I'm still pushing myself to the limit every training day. But the difference is, these days I spend much more time being interested in executing proper form in addition to lifting moderate to heavy. I've done the whole "grab the heaviest weight I can stand and just force the reps". It's not all it's cracked up to be.
Well I'm 45 y/o now, not 25 y/o. My ego has taken a backseat to my interest in keeping as much muscle as possible, but only as long as I can enjoy my hobbies of boxing, occasional rollerblading, and anything else that happens to tickle my fancy. I really enjoy weightlifting, but now I am sure to make form first and the weight second.
When it comes to resistance training it's all about variety and proper form. Need a little variety to your workout that will keep you functional and still challenge you? Click the video below and add another option to your training routine.