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Christmas Tree’s and Training Keys

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December 7 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Christmas Tree’s and Training Keys

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This weekend I’ll be off to Woods Farm, in Solihull…

The Mecca of Christmas tree’s

 

The morning usually involves an excessively long assessment of various tree’s

Inspecting their physical characteristics…

Height, width, robustness

(Much like when coaching people like you!)

 

This usually takes way longer than is probably needed

Too much choice

 

Like the world of fitness, training and nutrition

At your fingertips you have gzillions of pages of information

 

You waste precious time researching rather than doing

And even then…

You get so confused and lost in all the information you end up with more questions than answers

 

This is particularly the case with EXERCISES

Which is best?

What works?

 

And as I always say…

You end up just doing the ‘kitchen sink’ and trying every exercise under the sun

The big problem with everybody’s gym training

 

So here’s a taste of my checklist

For to you to check what exercises are actually suitable for you

(notice I say YOU, as what’s best for one person isn’t necessarily for another)

 

  1. Does it involve good range of motion?

 

This will promote greater activation of cell signalling in your muscles

Just ensure you actually use this and don’t cheat your reps by going short on range

 

  1. Is it a relatively stable movement?

 

This allows for greater training effect as force rather than stability is the key

Some degree of instability is fine, but there becomes a point where there’s too much

This just dilutes down the strength response

 

  1. Are you competent at the movement?

 

Insufficient technique means you don’t optimally train the right muscles = poor returns

Don’t use exercises which you are nowhere near mastering

Besides nothing looks worse than someone trying to do a complex exercise like an idiot

(visions of man in gym attempting deadlift with hunch back posture)

 

And of course, this is the big reason coaching works

So you don’t have to worry about this

 

Speak shortly

 

Dave ‘loves a good Christmas tree’ Cripps

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