Monthly Archives: December 2014

5 Quick & Simple Strength Tips

 

The fastest way to take a step back in your training is to get injured.

Take a step in the right direction by improving your technique. Lifting with good form will not only allow you to lift more weight, it will keep you in the game for longer.

Both myself and my clients have had a TON of success using these simple strength tips.

Give them a try and practice, a lot!

 1) Squat tip: Stay tight and upright.

Your upper body should be trying to go up the whole time during a squat. Whether you are going up or you’re descending, your upper body is driving into the bar trying to go up.

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Training Log: Week 6

Day 1 – 12/8

DL – SQ – BP

Deadlift: 6 X 3 @ 535

SSB Paused Squat (3 ct): 4 X 4 @ 335

Incline CBGP: 3 X 10 @ 185

Snatch Grip RDL: 3 X 12 @ 225

Ab Wheel: 3 X 12

 

Day 2: 12/10

Bench: 2 X 3 @ 295, 2 X 3 @ 305, 2 X 3 @ 315

Paused Deadlift: 4 X 4 @ 405

Front Squat: 2 X 10 @ 225, 2 X 10 @ 245

Pull-ups: 4 X 10

Tricep pushdowns: 4 X 15

 

Day 3: 12/12

Squat: 6 X 3 @ 455

Paused Bench: 4 X 4 @ 265

Snatch Grip DL off blocks: 3 X 10 @ 315

Ab Wheel: 3 X 10

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Good Fitness Reads of the Week: 12/7/2014

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

Great week filled with a ton of good fitness info.  This edition has four new strength tips, updated Training log and 15 recommended readings.

Strength Tips

Monday

Be a student your whole life.

Part of what makes lifting fun is the challenge of optimizing your training.

Finding ways to improve your technique, make your program more efficient, and better your diet.

Learn from others. Ask questions! Read as much as you can.

If you assume you already know everything, you’re limiting your opportunities for success.

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