Now I know I don’t need to be the one to tell you that an effective training program is critical for success and making performance improvements (no brainer, right?) -- but you may be wondering where to start. Well first, it’s important to understand that each program will vary by sport and an individual’s training status, … Continue reading Designing Your Own Training Program? Read this First.
Last week, I shared an example of a great lower body warm up. And this week, I'll be demonstrating some of my favorite upper body movements. As I've said before, warm ups should be tailored to individual needs (sticking points, mobility restrictions, under active muscles, etc). Anyway, here are some of my favorite movements I … Continue reading Upper Body Warm Up
Before I get into this, I have to mention that warm ups should be tailored to individual needs (sticking points, mobility restrictions, under active muscles, etc). Some people need a lot of warming up, others not a whole lot. But since I get asked about warming up quite a bit, I thought I'd include … Continue reading Lower Body Warm Up
Must do: Bench Press Warm Up Confession: When I first started powerlifting, I was the girl who skipped a proper bench warm-up (ok, any warm up). I did not think it was important or necessary. I'd row for a minute or two and then jump on the bench to begin warm up sets . Obviously … Continue reading Monday Musts
Must Ponder: This Quote "You're not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day, then just keep doing that every day." So I'm a pretty anxious person. Ok, scratch that -- I am a very anxious person. And for some reason, when I'm injured (like now) my … Continue reading Monday Musts
Must do: Deadlift Warm Up Guess what? Good form starts with a GOOD warm up, which I take very seriously. A warm up should be tailored to what your body needs. What warms up your body temp? What addresses your sticky points? What helps you get into a good starting position? What muscles are shortened? … Continue reading Monday Musts
Why Cable pull throughs? While certainly not cool, they can definitely help take your big lifts to the next level. If you are training or an athlete, you already know how important building your posterior chain is for optimal performance and to avoid pain and injuries. Or if you are someone suffering from low back … Continue reading Stop Underestimating Cable Pull Throughs