In this episode of Movement Monday I go over the finer coaching points of the split squat.
In the first episode of Movement Monday I go over the finer details to the bird dog.
When it comes to training it’s easy to get lured into the sexy stuff, the squats, the deadlifts, the box jumps. I get it, it’s the stuff we all want to be able to do, to display crazy strength and athleticism but let me tell you all this is wasted if you move like a bag of shit.
I first came across Nate when I heard his podcast a few years back with the Elitefts Sports Performance Podcast. Nate has an extensive background in strength & conditioning as well as being a freakishly strong dude himself.
When it comes to training it seems injuries are part of the game and i agree with that to some extent. When we push our bodies to new limits, yes injuries can happen but are you doing everything in your power to minimising them?
One of the most common questions I receive is how I organise my training. I piece together various training modalities into a weekly system whilst maintaining continuity throughout the week with each element complementing each other.
Over the years I've analysed hundreds, if not thousands, of people's squats and it's fair to say that I think most people are probably squatting theirselves into pain. A combination of poor technique, poor understanding of what good technique should be and poor coaching often leads to excessive loading of the joints, such as the knees and the low back.
To the untrained eye a prowler looks relatively innocent sat there at the end of the track waiting to be pushed but innocent it is not. In my opinion its one of the most powerful pieces of equipment any gym can own and one of your best weapons in helping to make people both move better and stronger.
Now if you’re interested in Olympic weightlifting it would be a fair to assume that you are familiar with the Bulgarian method for weightlifting. If not then allow me to give you a little history behind it…
When it comes to getting stronger we could argue for eternity about the best way, what set/reps work best but in reality it all works. If it didn’t then there would just be THE way and we could save our breath arguing and focus more energy on what really matter, the training.