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In last week’s blog, I wrote about the importance of having a systematic way of applying progressive overload.
One of the more advanced considerations on progressive overload is that HOW you apply progressive overload is specific to the outcome variable of the training program.
Two blogs ago, I showed a three step combination exercise to be used in the ISS block.
Here is an example of a method variation, designed for the ISS block.
Dear Strength Coach or Personal Trainer,
Let’s say your client’s goal is to improve a 1 repetition maximum in the deadlift.
With The Flexible Periodization Method, the client would start the macrocycle with the ISS block.
In the ISS block one of the key goals is to develop endurance in key tonic stabilizers for the chosen movement pattern.
Watch this exercise to learn a 3-step combination exercise to train the deadlift in the ISS block.
There is an inverse relation between the quality of training in a gym and the amount of conversation taking place. The reason is simple: High quality training requires FOCUS – the mantra is “100 % within the body on 100 % of the body”. It is not easy.
Watch this video and learn how to strengthen your entire body with the inhalation. Do it right and you can actually feel the breath in your hands and feet. I have no science behind it – yet – but I suspect the feeling is a tightening
For some of us, a confrontation on the issue of how to use your abdominals when you lift weights creates similar levels of emotional response as religion or politics (enough said!).
This video shows the way I teach my clients to breathe – “French Press Breathing”.
Thanks to my friend, physiotherapist, Thomas Pilsborg, from whom I originally learned this exercise.
“Abs in”, “abs out” or “a flat wall”. What’s your take?
Updated 03-17-2011 at 12:09 PM by birdy
One more technique to strengthen your back for the big lifts as well as improve pulling.
Credits goes to Tony Gentilcore, from whom I originally learned this technique.
One way to measure the effectiveness of a cue is to notice how many times you have to say it before the client can translate your words into the correct movement.
Typically, the client gets this cue the first time I say it - talk about efficiency!
Updated 02-10-2011 at 11:48 AM by birdy
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