In today’s society mental toughness seems to be a trait that is becoming more and more extinct. Lack of discipline, lack of focus, and lack of commitment are all big red flags for a lack of mental toughness. When it comes to your training there’s no room for a lack of mental toughness. If you lack it then diet suffers, training suffers, and results suffer.
- Did you know you can develop tremendous explosive power and athleticism with medicine ball drills?
- Do you tend to get lost in terms of having a game plan when it comes to strength training with different implements (such as medicine ball drills) aside from free weights?
- Are you looking for a simple training implement to give your workouts a serious upgrade without the high cost of free weights?
- Are you looking to add more speed and power to your punches and kicks for MMA and Combat?
- Are you interested in learning how to move quicker and how to develop greater body control, hand eye coordination, and reaction time with medicine ball drills?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you’re going to find this article with these medicine ball drills incredibly valuable. In fact, I will guarantee you will completely transform the way you move and feel about your fitness and strength program after applying what’s here in this article to your current training game.
Are you familiar with the kinetic chain?
- Have you been training your body to eliminate weak links?
- Are you currently battling with injury and tweaks throughout your body?
- Are you looking to strengthen every muscle in your body, or kinetic chain?
An illustration of the kinetic chain. When Achilles was a little baby his mother dipped him into a river of magic in order to protect him from the world. It worked because Achilles could not be harmed except on the one heel that his mother neglected to submerge in the water because of where she held him when she dipped him into the water.
If you’ve been following my social media for any length of time you’ve probably noticed that I frequently point out certain distractions that the general public engages in way too much in this day and age. These distractions are specific behaviors that have without a doubt dumbed down the general population and may very well be killing everyone’s gains!
So I’m sure you’ve had those days where you walk into the weight room knowing it’s squat day and you feel tight as hell and realize that you need to work to mobilize your hips, knees, and ankles. After 8 hours of a stressful workday, a long commute in the car, and too much Netflix in the evening it’s easy to fall into the trap of getting that all too common hip, knee, and ankle immobility that can train wreck your squat day.