Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts and other continuing ed. Enjoy!
- It’s still makes me scratch my head to see that people think the amount of weight on the bar or the amount of weight being moved in a certain exercise somehow relates to the worth of the exercise. Just because you are lifting more weight with one exercise compared to the other doesn’t mean that the exercise using less weight is less important or less difficult. Perfect example: 1-Leg Squats. I challenge you to perform 2-3 sets of 5 reps with an added external load of 30-50lbs and then tell me that you don’t need to be strong to perform that lift. The reality is most people probably won’t even be able to do 2-3 good sets of 5 with 30-50 measly pounds of external load.
- Good, intelligent coach can fix a lot of things.
- I enjoy when people claim they don’t like kettlebells or dumbbells or barbells and as a result don’t use them in their programs. To be honest, its kind of moronic. They are all pieces of iron. They all can create an adaptation. They all have their place in a strength program. They are all just another tool that you can use to create overload and adaptation.