Because I train and run an online business I’m frequently witnessing people do things that get my attention when it comes to training. For starters much of the search algorithms that Facebook and YouTube use regularly cause fitness related posts to flow into my newsfeed. Many of these posts are great consisting of colleagues and friends that I have tons of respect for in the industry. However even though there are good ones I also find myself getting a lot of craziness in my newsfeed at the same time.
The butchering of more complex lifts such as cleans and other Olympic lifts is something that has become more and more prevalent these days since many high schools, small box gyms, and other organizations have bought into the idea that power must be developed solely with the inclusion of Olympic lifting into their training programs. Today I want to look at another commonly applied method that is a good replacement for developing power and is pretty much idiot proof in terms of its application…or is it?
There is no doubt that today’s discussion is going to be valuable. The only variables that will get you anywhere in life are time management and the quality of life you live, period. These are things that certainly tie into training, but aside from that these are variables that will determine whether you make it in life.
I often hear people in conversations talk about life in a way that shapes negative outcomes. Many of these conversations boil down to them not being happy in relationships, feeling that the world owes them something, they’re unhappy about being out of shape, or that they are constantly broke and can’t find work.
I personally believe life is what it is. It’s a journey full of challenges, but the biggest challenges are not those external things that happen to you, but rather what you do to react to those things!
From being in the strength and fitness business now for over 14 years one thing that seems to amaze me is the imbalance of accessory work that is used in many people’s training programs. In much of my experience there seems to be many people that will train with quite a bit of imbalance in terms of how their workouts are structured.