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Your Form is Bad Because Your Mind Is Weak

Have you seen asymmetry in heavy lifts? The bench press where the sternum turns to the right. The squat where the left knee and left elbow stick out to the side. The deadlift stuck over on the right foot.

These happen. Often. If you haven’t noticed them, look out for them. It’s actually pretty cool.

But as a trainer, it’s frustrating. I can’t train you into that asymmetry. I can, but… what good could that possibly do? Now I have to stop you when I start to consistently see that.

But I’ve seen people shift over there almost immediately. I mean, like, rep two out of twenty. They know how to do the exercise, they just can’t. Their brains won’t let them. Why? Because ‘dey scared. Continue reading

Guiding Principles of Movement – Health vs. Performance

For health…

  • Technique should be a 10 out of 10.
  • Your body should warm up.
  • Endurance is a goal.
  • Cardiovascular health is a goal.
  • Your muscles should activate and burn.
  • You should avoid end ranges of motion.
  • Slow your lifting tempos: lowering, raising, and transitioning.
  • You’re probably going to shake and twitch.
  • Push ups are therapy.
  • Single leg movements are therapy.
  • Get the outer, lower abs.
  • Try all sorts of stuff. Bodyweight exercises are helpful.
  • Remember to eat well, sleep fully, and have fun.

For performance…

  • You should be very uncomfortable. Push yourself.
  • Technique is important, but doesn’t need to be a 10 out of 10.
  • Lift with maximal intent, whether light or heavy.
  • Train your weaknesses.
  • Have a monthly training goal and a plan to accomplish that goal.
  • Get tight and hold your breath.
  • Grind through reps if you need to, but try not to miss any.
  • Total change doesn’t happen overnight.
  • Remember to eat well, sleep fully, and enjoy what you do.

Should you still workout if you’re feeling sick?

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