When it comes to your long-term development as a human athlete, strength is a major factor in your ability to move through life and sport effectively.
While resistance training is a valuable tool in the athlete toolkit, many athletes have a troubled past with resistance training. There might be a history of injury, pain, or a negative impact on a sport practice.
One of my favorite fitness training visuals is that of wringing out a wet towel. In my eye, this is the perfect approach to training. When you try to get the most out of it, it will gift you the most moving forward.
A tight ankle leads to knee pain. Tight hips lead to screaming back pain. We quickly blame squats, running, deadlift variations, swimming, and other movements for the pain. Then we layer up in anti-inflammatories, braces, and any quick fix contraption we can get our hands on.
What if there was another way?
I feel like the announcer in the middle of the boxing ring with the microphone in my hand. All that is left to do is say...
"ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE?"
While this is not going to feel like a 12 round heavyweight fight for your body, this will be a fun way for you to challenge yourself over the next few weeks.
It is the new year!I always love this time of year, as a new year is always filled with such promise. It is a clean slate where anything is possible! You can put the past behind you and move forward with excitement and vigor.
What is your training resolution? Maybe you're ready to set a masters world record. Maybe you want to be able to lift more weight. Maybe you want to get back down to your fighting weight. Maybe you're ready to get rid of pain and take back control of your movement.
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