This article below is particularly troublesome. Today more than ever we know the healthy avenues to take and it seems that the problem is getting worse. I think that a proper weight training program is a great place to start with getting healthy. Muscle drives our metabolism and the more muscle we build, the more calories you'll burn at rest. The obesity problem will affect my industry in that we are going to start working more with insurance companies to help with preventative measures.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
|No Sports Specific training here!|
In my experience, "sports specific" exercises like the ones described above actually do more harm than good. The more specific the exercise is to the sport, the more damage you're going to do to your skill. There's a process called motor learning, this is where your brain and body work together to perform a skill. This could be swinging a golf club, shooting a basketball or throwing a football etc. There are very precise motor learning patterns that are involved. If you're not using the exact tool for the job, the body doesn't use the same muscles as it would during your sport.
Bottom line: If you want to improve your game through weight training, build strength and size in the muscles used in your sport by doing high intensity strength training. Keep in mind safety first, use the highest technology in equipment second, and highest quality of coaching third. Then go and practice your skill for the sport you play. Anything else is just a waste of time!
Monday, April 9, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
1. Nautilus Pullovers 1x20
2. Reverse Close-Grip Pulldowns 1x10
3. Barbell Bent Over Rows 1x15
Basically you want to perform the Pullovers until failure and then immediately go to the reverse grip pulldowns to failure and then immediately go to Bent Over Barbell Rows to failure. As always, shoot for the required reps but never stop just because you got there. Keep going until you can't move the bar no matter how hard you're trying. Do each reps very slow, smooth, and controlled taking approximately 3 seconds to lift the weight, pause in the contracted position, and then 3 seconds to lower the weight. If you don't feel extreme muscle pump and pain, you didn't even come close to doing this sequence right. Work this back sequence into your workout program for a few weeks and you'll see dramatic results!