no images were foundTuesday in class we went over back squats, shoulder presses and deadlifts, and focused on a few key points that everyone needs to integrate into their lifting immediately.
- Focus on the task at hand. When you are truly focused on what you’re doing, you do it better. When you come into the gym you need to get your head completely into it, or turn around and go home.
- We can get one hell of a strength workout (Buy-In) done if we focus and move efficiently.
- Start with a solid base. Spread the floor apart with your feet as hard as you can, tighten your quads, hamstrings, glutes, abs, back, chest, shoulders, arms, fingers, face, ears and hair to 100% BEFORE you try to move anything.
- On the concentric part of the movement (that is, when the weight is going up), move the bar as fast as you can with control. Moving the bar slow on purpose is a lot harder, and the thing is heavy enough as it is.
- When someone else is lifting, you are watching and coaching, and thinking about how you can improve your own lifts.
A lot more came out on Tuesday – those are just the ones that stuck out the most to me. Keep them in mind and get some new PR’s – your old ones are…well…old.