Training: Two New Exercises To Try

Training: Two New Exercises To Try

Kettlebell Mix Curl, The kettlebell is used mainly because it increases the lever arm both in the initial hammer curl and even more so during the eccentric portion of the lift. The lift should be done with total control.   Concentric Sled Pull Throughs, great work for glutes, hams, low back, hips.  

The Incredibly Long and Mildly Informative Guide to Whether or Not Olympic Lifts Should Anchor Your Training Program

The Incredibly Long and Mildly Informative Guide to Whether or Not Olympic Lifts Should Anchor Your Training Program

Written by: Anthony Mychal   Do they make you run faster? Jump higher? Do they increase your athleticism? The Olympic lifts got their “street cred” after a phantom study (phantom because I’m not sure anyone knows if it really happened) during the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico. Some research dudes lined up athletes of all sports… Read more »

Videos: Get Big Shoulder Press

Videos: Get Big Shoulder Press

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFCxr0PtIK0&feature=plcp]   Here is a new exercise for you to try, especially if your shoulders often bother you.  If you can’t tolerate regular overhead barbell or dumbbell pressing then give this a shot. First, the grip placement is neutral, limiting the internal rotation associated with regular presses (exercises with a pronated grip like the bench… Read more »

Training: Are the Olympic Lifts as Good as PF Flyers? Part I

Training: Are the Olympic Lifts as Good as PF Flyers? Part I

Author: Anthony Mychal Are the Olympic Lifts as Good as PF Flyers? Part I Next to PF Flyers, nothing is said to make an athlete run faster or jump higher quite like the Olympic lifts. This idea came from a sports science study done during the 1964 Mexico City Olympic Games, which found Olympic weightlifters… Read more »

Videos: Mrs. X Training

Videos: Mrs. X Training

Here is some video of Coach X Buddy Morris training National Figure Competitor, Monica Duncan. All Exercises are 4 sets of 10 Seated Low Row 140lbs [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhY0Tt4FVLQ&feature=plcp] Gravitron [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnVUBr2MM_c&feature=context-cha] Straight arm pull downs 35lbs [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8y1wCWPMU&feature=plcp]

Training: Coach X and Mrs. X

Training: Coach X and Mrs. X

Mrs X ( off season masters figure training at 54 she looks 34) – below the knee clean and press ( my wife loves these cause it involves her glutes and her fav bodypart shoulders what a combination. I have found one thing. You cant win an argument with an italian women aint even worth… Read more »

Training: A Woman’s Point of View

Training: A Woman’s Point of View

Diet, Fitness, and weight training needs are somewhat different for women than for men. Women have more body fat, estrogen,  and less testosterone. Women are generally leaner in their early 30’s than in their mid 20’s because estrogen levels begin dropping and estrogen is basically a protective shield of fat. In body building competitions, the… Read more »

Training: Foundations

Training: Foundations

Movement is the Foundation of Training By: James “The Thinker” Smith Portuguese Rugby Federation | Senior National Team Physical Preparation Coach The word athletic is used far too liberally in sports discussion. Most will accept that an athlete is someone who competes in a sport discipline; however, not all athletes are athletic. Coaches and appreciators… Read more »

Training: One Size Does NOT Fit All

In the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Jason Segal’s character takes surfing lessons from Paul Rudd’s character. It’s one of my favorite scenes from the movie, because it says so much, especially with regards to training. In short, Rudd keeps telling him, “you’re doing too much, do less. Don’t try to surf, don’t do it. The… Read more »