What it do, what it do y’all?
Hope everyone survived the gluttonous feast known as Thanksgiving.
And all that crazy shopping that follows…
Here’s a little motivation to kick off this week and month. Great stuff from the Underground Strength Coach himself, Zach Even-Esh. If it’s important to you…you’ll find a way. Otherwise, you’ll find excuses. You choose.
Most people are pretty jacked up in one form or another. And by that I mean our posture sucks and our day-to-day life isn’t helping one bit. Here’s a few strategies on improving those joints that get messed up with poor poster (via theptdc.com)
‘Tis the season for colds and flu, so get yourself prepared with a strong defense to illness. Eric Bach of Bach Performance explains some great steps to avoiding getting sick this winter. While all are great practices, more people need to get on #6.
Balls and bands and bells oh my…there are many tools we use in the gym, but don’t be fooled by all the different trends/fads that fly around the interwebz or late night TV. I personally use balls and bands and bells…but as supplements to my training programs. Again they’re tools: replaceable with others, and used for different jobs. Nothing beats a program of the basics – squat, bend, push, pull, carry, and brace. Do those 6 things and you’ll be well on your way to kickin a** and takin names.
With that said, the stability ball has grown in popularity for it’s use in “unstable” training. Supposedly a gift from the gods of core strength, unstable surface training has become a fad all of its own. There is certainly a time and place for unstable training, but it’s not going to do wonders. And you’ll always be stronger on a firm surface. Don’t neglect strength.
Wrapping up our articles this week is a blog post by Tony Gentilcore of Cressey Performance. Good read.
Have a great weekend!
To bid you farewell, two of the strongest dudes today. Truly monsters among men.