With our beginner clients instead of introducing them to deadlift variations straight away we’ve seen a lot of success and improved results by starting with other hip hinge variations first. Then over the first few phases of training progress them up to deadlifts.
One of the biggest issues we see with new clients is sore, aching, painful knees. In fact, it’s our ability to help fix painful bodies that is what we have built a large part of our business on.
One of the biggest reasons people end up with sore joints is due to tightness, or limited range of motion.
Deadlifts are one of the most primal movements one can do in the gym. The very act of bending down, and picking a weight situated at shin high up until standing erect is as a basic movement as you will find.
The deadlift is often considered the king of all weight training exercises.
If squats are considered the king of lower body exercise, then chin ups deserve that mantle for the upper body.
If there is one movement for the upper body that uses the most muscle, requires great coordination and allows you to move a large weight – it’s the chin up and its variations.
Have you hit a plateau with your training or your body composition?
Are you not improving each week with your lifts?
Have your energy levels dropped?
Are you moody or getting frustrated easily?
Feeling a bit down lately or have low self-esteem?
These are all signs leading towards that you are stressed, stop thinking that ‘stress’ is to do with work, or will you have enough money to pay your mortgage this week, or even writing a blog about stress.
Contrast training bridges the gap between explosive/speed (plyometric) based training and heavy resistance (strength) based training by incorporating them together to improve neurological efficiency.
Plyometric training and strength training are often programmed for separately in different training phases or sessions as they are seen as two different training modalities.
Everyone loves to train pipes, but very few people train their arms with a well thought out program utilising appropriate exercise selection and order.
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done” - Bruce Lee
Time to talk about productivity and ‘Getting shit done’
Getting shit done, is something that I believe everyone struggles with on a regular basis but some seem to struggle with a lot more frequently than others.
So you are a mum and you want your pre baby body back right?
Your unhappy with how you look and want to get back to your old self?
Maybe you’re lacking energy, feeling sluggish and want to get fit again?
You’re thinking it was hard enough staying in shape before you had your little bundle of joy, let alone getting back in shape when you have this little human to look after 24/7.
It’s tough for some mums to get back into shape after having children sometimes really tough.
Building a large firm sexy and rounded booty is a desire for a huge number of female trainees and gym goers.
And it's true the glutes are a key element to looking good, but also having a functional strong, powerful and athletic physique.
With so much information out there, and every second 'wanna be' fitness model giving their two cents worth on how to build a bigger behind, girls have been left confused and worst of all booty-less.