Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tips for Success

I was reading an article by Strength & Conditioning Coach Matt Brown recently and he listed some tips he read for success. I wanted to share with you a few of my favorites:
  • Practice what you preach. This is number one. Be the example.
  • Keep it simple. What can we do that will provide the greatest effect to the body in the least amount of time.
  • Lift or press something heavy. Perform 1–5 sets of 1–5 reps on the main lifts followed by 6–15 reps on the assistance lifts, pushing to a density style training. Finish in an hour to an hour fifteen minutes.
  • Do not buy into what others say is the next best thing. Folks, TRX is not a godsend and neither is a Bosu ball or kettlebells, although kettlebells are pretty useful. Look up Dan John.
  • Warming up is great and so is stretching.
  • Stop BSing yourself. If you don’t like the way you look, change it.
  • Stay with a program. If you just purchased an e-book or whatever, stay with it for awhile—for at least 4–6 months. Don’ hop around doing randomly implemented programs. The best way to find out what works best in attaining your goals is to stay with it. A hybrid of programs would work such as 5/3/1 with three assistance exercises followed by a fat loss/Tabata/Strongman circuit. Just commit to it. Stop trying everything or better yet, stop doing nothing.
  • Do hill sprints. These are the best exercise second to clean eating for fat loss.

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