by: Brandon Richey–Get Free Updates And Training Guides Here
Simple Doesn’t Mean Easy!
Often times I am asked about how advanced my classes are for interested trainees. I always have a simple response to this because I just reply with “Everyone will advance!” How advanced the class is simply depends on how advanced the trainee is that is coming in. Everything is scalable which is the way it should be!
Keep It Simple, But Keep It Challenging!
The point of this whole “Keeping it simple” idea is to get people to concentrating on the most basic skills when looking to get into optimal shape regardless of their cause for doing so. I think I wanted to touch on this topic today because I’m frequently seeing many colleagues of mine here on the internets and on the YouTubes doing videos and I swear they sound like they are giving their dissertation right in front of a bunch of academic professors.
I won’t name names because I never do that, but some of these coaches are really well known and I just can’t help but think that it probably gets to be a little much for the average viewer that just wants to head over to their local gym in order to just pick a weight up and to put it back down!
I mean if you’re going to get serious about starting in on an effective strength program then you want to make sure you are covering all the basics for yourself and look to making sure that you incorporate practicing the fundamental human movements into that very equation. I mean it’s safe to say that by keeping your program basic and simple in nature you’ll stand to get a lot more accomplished without all the confusion and worry of neglecting this particular movement or that one!
I mean the point is that if you allow yourself to sink into an overwhelmed state of mind then you’re just going to end up screaming like some kind of confused maniac in the gym. However a moment like that may resemble another very familiar moment in great cinematic action history such as this!
As you can see it’s just simply not worth it…or maybe it is to you? Either way why create all the drama over lifting a weight or sprinting up a hill?
Look I understand that people have different limits and different problems when it comes to physical function while performing certain tasks within the four walls of a weight room. The fact is that many of us have imbalances, a history of injury, stiffness, and just a lack of practice in some areas and these things no doubt need to be corrected.
Now knowing this as a professional the last thing I want to do is to add more confusion to your frustration which will additionally create even more frustration. Ok let that one sink in for a second. The key is to make sure you can go out and squat, bend, push, pull, etc.
If you feel you are out of practice in some areas more than others such as your squat then make sure you go and practice your squatting. If you’re tight and have a limited squat depth make sure to stretch out your hips, groin, hamstrings, and glutes.
After stretching practice squatting some more. If you’re still tight, foam roll, get a massage, or use a lacrosse ball to penetrate those tight muscles. Once you are finished incorporating a little manual therapy then…you guessed it, go out and practice squatting some more! Keep it simple and work to master the areas that you know need more of your attention. Remember just because it’s simple it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be easy. Mastery is never easy.
I hope you enjoyed today’s strength tip and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop it in the comment box below this article. Remember anyone can train hard, but only the best train smart.