So in today’s BRF blogisode special the magical topic of discussion is going to revolve around the art of sprinting. That’s right, your gait is a part of your performance. Yes, we should be lifting AND we should also be sprinting… and doing so the right way.
When it comes to selecting a lift to complete an intelligently designed strength program I’m a firm believer in looking at the kettlebell press. This is a lift that is unique in it’s own way simply because of the awkward nature that it presents to every respected lifter. Today I want to take a moment to dive a little deeper into the details of the press.
The truth is that if you’re into building a respectable level of strength you just about can’t ignore the deadlift. The deadlift is versatile and can be executed in a number of different styles. Regardless of this when pulling the standard deadlift there are some simple tweaks we can make to our technique to significantly improve it and to achieve more lean muscle and total body strength from this powerful lift.
Too many times I witness people wanting to focus on developing strength and they immediately want to pile more and more weight onto the bar in an attempt to grow their strength. I mean this sounds like the logical response in an attempt to produce strength, right? Sure it is…and I’m not saying that it’s not, but there is a step that many leave out that goes between getting stronger and just piling on a truckload of weight.
So it’s New Year’s eve and as I sit here thinking about closing out 2015 and welcoming in 2016 I can’t help but think about some of the things I’ve noticed over the past year. The population in our society is changing and I ain’t just talking about the numbers either. There has been a shift in our culture that has been building momentum for the last 6 to 8 years, but for me it seems that 2015 really started to present this in a much more profound way in my humble opinion.