Monday, June 22, 2009
In this video I talk about overloading your lats with a handstand push up against the wall and then immediately going over to the pull up bar and firing one perfect powerful pull up. Why does this work? Well, I don't really know but my guess is that the handstand push up overloads your lats to such a high degree that you end up hyper-stimulating the LATS to the point where your once slow weak pull up now feels fast and powerful. I had one of my clients do this and it really helped her!!!
Give it a try and give me you feedback!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
This DVD is very unique as it explains in detail the foundational rope exercises that we use in our training studios in San Diego. If you have not used ropes you must try them because they get the body very fit and conditioned in a very short period of time. In the next 3 to 5 years you will start seeing almost every gym in the country with Ropes. We have been fortunate enough to always gravitate toward the best training methods and mark my words; ropes will be HUGE in the fitness industry.
Here is what's covered in the DVD:
*Learn how to successfully integrate kettlebells and ropes for maximum fitness, fat loss and overall conditioning.
*Be an early adopter! Men's health recently called rope training the "2009 Best Cardio tool of the year." Be one of the first trainers in your area to use this incredible tool.
*Discover over 30 rope drills that you can instantly use and apply to your training.
*Learn how Franz and Yoana utilize kettlebells and ropes for power and speed athletes.
*Learn over 10 drills that combine ropes and body weight exercises.
*Learn how to successful design programs for your clients with kettebells and ropes.
*Learn how to perform the actual Kettlebell / Rope programs that Franz and Yoana use with their clients and in classes.
*Learn how to effectively SMOKE your client in less than 5 minutes with one Rope/ Kettlebell Complex.
Get the DVD Here!
Friday, June 05, 2009
Now for Pilates! YIKES! I think there are many principles that are beneficial in Pilates such as long spine and creating length in your structure. But to dedicate the majority of you time to performing exercsies lying on your back or in a prone position seem rediculous in my book. If you do Pilated please don't e-mail hate letters because I am not saying you cannot do Pilates or that there in zero benefit, but to EXCLUSIVLEY use pilates as your only method for fitness is a huge mistake. The load (springs) you use in Pilates is not real in my book. Pick up a heavy deadlift off the floor or press something heavy overhead. Even swinging a kettlebell blows away any functionality claims that the Pilates people swear by.
- Deadlifts and all of their variations
- Presses (both horizontal and vertical)
- Rows (pull ups as well)
- Shouldering exercsies with all sorts of different objects
- Lunges and Stepping patterns
- Throwing (this would be very important for killing food)
- and more......
Those would constitue the basic movements you would need to be able to perform well and with precision.
Power to us all! I certainly hope civilization doesn't end tomorrow :)