There's an exercise I have new respect for.
A seemingly simple exercise that actually provides many benefits.
The problem is many of us undervalue the exercise, shrug it off, or just flat out hate it.
I'm here to make a strong case for the burpee.
The burpee has incredible value in strength and conditioning when performed properly and when programmed correctly.
If you and I were sitting down talking right now, this is what I'd tell you about how to get results.
These are the 3 things you need to get exactly what you want.
Sorry, but it does require effort and a bit of thinking.
No BS, no fluff, just the honest truth.
Dr. Jim Afremow is a leading sports psychologist and author of a great new book titled, The Champion's Mind, How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive.
In this week's podcast session, I spoke to Dr. Afremow to discuss his concepts on developing a championship mindset for peak performance.
Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:
What is Functional Hypertrophy and why do we need it?
In this week's show, I'll give you a basic introduction to this topic and explain what it is, why we need it, and how to train for it.
I believe this is a really important training concept to understand and benefit from.
It's important for athletes and non-athlets and I'll share with you how to use it to help maximize your physical performance and potential.
There's a few common kettlebell swing mistakes that can prevent us from getting the results we want.
And, these aren't just mistakes made by the newbie, either.
Take a read through to make sure you're not making any of these avoidable swing errors.
Here's 7 of the most common things I've seen with the Russian style kettlebell swing.
Kettlebell training versus graded treadmill exercise, which is more effective?
There's a brand new published study that answers this question.
In this week's episode I'll break down the new data and explain the practical applications.
What does this really tell us?
What can we learn from it?
And, where did the study fall short?
Density training is the amount of work completed (rounds, sets, or reps) in a given period of time.
Here's a simple example.
Let's say you have a 2 exercise combination of opposing exercises, push ups and pulls ups.
Your rep sequence may be 10 reps of push ups and 5 reps of pullups and you work to complete as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) of this combination in the 10 minute time period.
You track the total reps done (or rounds) in this given time period.
This is density training.
This is a burning question I've thought a lot about.
Actually, I've been obsessed with this question.
Obviously, I'm a big believer in the power of physical strength to optimize our performance and help us achieve the specific goals we want.
There's no question in my mind about the benefits of strength, but how strong do we need to become?
One simple reason we need strength is because we lose strength and muscle mass after the age of 25 or so.