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''This article will help show you why athlete comfort should dictate squat stance width, why some people’s (not EVERYONE) feet point out (no matter how much “mobility” work they do), why some people have a really hard time squatting deep, and why some people are amazing at pistols while others can’t do them at all. This article will answer the question: why do people have to squat differently?''
''Cook's analysis of the body was a straightforward one. In his mind, the body is just a stack of joints. Each joint or series of joints has a specific function and is prone to specific, predictable levels of dysfunction. As a result, each joint has specific training needs.''
''Today, droves of everyday women are being inspired by their favourite “fitspiration” memes and are embarking on rigorous training and fitness model dieting plans to get themselves on stage.
Which begs a couple of questions:
1. “Is the rise in popularity of training for this type of body-focused competition because more girls are chasing the ‘perfect’ physique?
And if so:
2. “Is training for a competition just a socially acceptable way to indulge in obsessive behaviours and disordered eating habits?”
''All sports coaches will tell you that although it is offense that sells tickets, it is defense that wins games. Therefore, strength training programs that are defensive in nature and are geared toward injury prevention should be our immediate priority. Improved athletic performance (although they are really two sides of the same coin), should probably come second. This being the case, as unsexy as it may sound, assessing, correcting, and training the foot first could save us from the need for a time machine down the road.''
However, not all hamstrings pain cases are true strains; more commonly, they present as a feeling of “tight hamstrings.” If one is going to effective prevent this discomfort, rehabilitate it, or train around it, it’s important to realize what is causing the hamstrings tightness in the first place. Here are five reasons:''
Foundation Of Fundamentals - By Lori Lindsey
''Building a foundation of movement skill and strength is vital to improving performance. A broad foundation of basic movement skills supports greater efficiency and progress on detailed, sport-specific skills.This is where I really believe we’re missing the boat when it comes to athletic development. With access to social media and the internet, so much focus is on what elite athletes are doing today instead of what they were doing ten or twenty years ago to prepare themselves for competition.''
Five Resistance Training Myths In The Running World - By Eric Cressey
''Runners are just like the rest of us. You may wear shorter shorts, but you still put them on one leg at a time. You need resistance training.''
This article will be helpful to women AND men.
''Unfortunately, many people, particularly females, struggle to perform pull-ups. The good news is that the issue does not stem from the fact that the exercise is too advanced, the problem is how you are training for it. I don’t hesitate to say that if you follow a fundamentally sound training program, and if you are healthy, you should be able to perform at least a few proper pull-ups, if not many more.''
''Lets quit treating female clients like delicate little flowers that are only capable of executing sets of 100 with pink dumbbells as toning resistance. This notion is incredibly insulting. Women are strong and have unlimited physical potential that deserves to be tapped into. Toning is for printers, not strength training.''