This circuit is as awkward looking as it is effective... but I don't know if I've found a better circuit (yet) to get your hips ready for Deadlifting! # This is circuit is great for prepping the deadlift as I mentioned, or a #glutes finisher after your workout. # It consists of 20 two Leg glute bridge, 10 single Leg GB/side, and 20 frog pump glute bridge (feet put straight together). Do 2-3 sets. # This is as effective at making your butt grow as it is for protecting your back from terrible deadlifts. So have fun!
NOT ME, But great picture by @jacekfelix to help illustrate a point. # Sometimes what you need is what you directly avoid. # My shoulders have never felt the greatest, and so I tend to avoid things like Turkish get-ups, overhead presses and stuff like that. # This proves to be a problem for Olympic lifts. # Well, even though my shoulders felt a little achy today, i did a workout with TGU's. And you know what? The exercise actually IMPROVED my shoulders, and now they aren't achy. Big success! # My point goes back to what I said before: sometimes we need what we directly avoid.
I've been a fan of the Turkish get-up for a while, but after seeing Paul crush these at 55lbs, I'm sold! . If you're looking to get strong in your entire body, there is only 2 other exercises that rival its ability to use a giant amount of muscles. Only 2 reps will get you sweating more than a pig at a Luau! . If you want to learn more, check out a demo by Eric Cressey or Max Shank, OR I might do one of my own if I get enough interest. . Comment below if you're curious!
Well I asked, you answered, and I'm putting this out for you! # This is a great circuit I use for increasing fat loss, improving conditioning, and lower body strength as well. It's the Lunge/squat combo! # You can either do this for reps or for time. I like to do this for 15 lunge/squats on one side, then the other. OR do alternating lunges after your squats for 1 minute, rest for 1:30-2:00. Add weight or increase time for difficulty. # Focus on doing good quality movement, THEN increase speed. Capish? # Have fun!
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One of the best exercises for your shoulder health and strength, and by extension, how it looks! # Enter the bottoms up KB Hold. This isometric exercise teaches you to use all the shoulder and rotator cuff muscles in unison, to create a stable platform for the kb to balance on. # COACHING POINTS -keep a tall, long neck. We often shrug our shoulder to keep the bell up. No bueno. 👎🏻 -drive up through your elbow. Think Punch up with your elbow, not pull the kb with your shoulder. # Hold this exercise for 30 sec-1:00min, and your shoulder will feel minty fresh! Enjoy!
Does your back hurt? # Do some heavy sled pushes! # Wanna get your legs stronger? # Heavy sled! # Wanna get your core stronger? # I think you get the point. Either way, the sled will get you strong, improve your cardio, etc. Give it a shot if you have one at your gym.
Don't worry. I'm saying this to myself as much as I'm saying this to you. # We expect ourselves to be perfect from the start. And when we aren't, we best ourselves up, hoping that we will beat ourselves into doing the habits we want, and being who we want to be. # This. Doesn't. Work. I've tried. And I've definitely failed too. Both in fitness, and in life. # Instead, let's have some compassion on ourselves and some grace for undertaking a complete 180 of our lives. My goodness, I am figuring this out too, but will you join me?
This is kinda crazy. I put these side by side to show my wife, and I couldn't believe the difference! (Also not flexed in either photo) # The left is from almost exactly one year ago. The right, a few weeks ago. # I don't actually take a lot of my own physique photos, because my goal isn't only to make my body look good. I care just as much about performance and how it works. Looking good is a perk 😊 # My point? Changing your body takes TIME. If you're trying to lose weight or gain muscle, it will take a while. But if you know why you're doing it, it's worth it!
Riding Fresh snow with this guy is always a blast. @cdneufel
Don't mind third-wheelin with these two 👍🏻
My man Paul this morning setting a new PR! # Formerly he had a 1RM of 315, he pulled a triple here for 345! (Sorry team I cut the video early) # My goal is not just to get strong myself. I also want all my clients to be ASAP (as strong as possible), so I get as excited as they do when PR's happen. # If you have any questions about the deadlift or the benefit of strength, be sure to send me a message!
I'm watching you! # Are you rowing like a jerk? Do you feel shoulder pain in the front of your shoulder? Do you feel it working more your arm than your back? # If you answered yes to those questions, you need to check out the video I just posted to my facebook page. It will help you get your shoulders healthy help you bring sexy back! # Check it out with the link to the full video my bio.
It's pretty fun when clients crush new exercises. This is only the second time I've ever coached him in this exercise, but because he mastered the basics, he did these kettle bell swings with no problem. # If you want to learn the keys to this, send a quick personal message. I'd love to hear who wants to learn these.
Effective does not have to be complicated. # My man @jonathanlimusic crushing sa circuit of D-ball walks and squats. # This exercise is simple, but your upper body will feel it, and your posture will thank you as well! Pick a medicine ball that is pretty heavy, and walk with it for about 30 seconds. After that, squat 10x, then walk again. # Simple yet effective! Give it a shot, and tell me how your back and upper body feels:)
TIP OF THE DAY # Continuing on with the theme of split squats, one of the other common problems I see with Split Squats is people bend over at the hip instead of letting their hips move up and down. # A simple fix is to keep your chest tall, and look at a single point on a wall ahead of you. Capish? # Alright fam. Enjoy! Shoot me a question if you have any!
It's not always about deadlifting, squatting heavy weight, or hitting maxes all the time. It's just as important to have access to your joints range of motion as well. This can decrease the likelihood of injury, and make you stronger too! # The pistol is a great exercise to test hip flexion and ankle flexion as well. I've been working to do this in trainers for so long, and I've finally done it! # Spend some time on your flexibility, and your body will thank you!