A guest blogpost by Jessie on how strength training has made her pregnancy easier and her shift in her mindset from focusing on the scale to enjoying lifting and mastering strength lifts to make her body better.
The importance of developing strong kettlebell swings can often get overlooked in favour of other more advanced kettlebell moves. Strong kettlebell swings not only build a solid foundation for other kettlebell ballistic moves it also can be an extremely effective exercise for fat loss and developing athleticism. And here are the 10 Rules that will make your swings stronger and better.
Done enough sit ups and crunches? In fact, sit ups and crunches have never being proven to reduce tummy fat despite all the abdominal muscle soreness and will not develop a highly functional core. According to Dr Stuart McGill, the primary function of the core is resist motion. And here is the top 5 core building and abs strengthening exercises to resist motion and build you strong ab muscles.
One of the most common reasons why people never got fitter, stronger and lose more body fat is not moving well enough. To start improving movement quality, you need to start with movement patterns and not get too fancy. And here are the 5 basic functional movement patterns that we recommend anyone to start with.
One of the most common problems many people fail to make progress in their kettlebell training or, more accurately, fail to develop strength from the use of kettlebells is not focusing on mastering the 3 basics kettlebell lifts. And the 3 basic kettlebell lifts are kettlebell swings, goblet squats and Turkish Get Up. Although these 3 kettlebell exercises are basic, they are not exactly easy but certainly can help anyone lay a solid foundation in the use of the kettlebell and be a major component of a solid strength & conditioning program. In fact, most people can perform just these 3 exercises for overall health and fitness for a long time without doing anything else.
One-arm kettlebell swing has been described by strength guru Pavel Tsatsouline as seriously “anti-fragile” in his landmark book Kettlebell Simple & Sinister. Swinging the kettlebell off one hand comes with an asymmetrical loading that wants to forcefully twist your body to one side. And it takes a focused, determined and strong individual to resist the “twist”. What’s the big deal with this “twist” you may ask? This “twist” not only requires “packing of the working shoulder”, it adds an “anti-rotational” demand to the core muscles to resist rotation by “bracing” for stability in the spine.
Nothing is worse than having all your best intention and workout effort go to waste. Or wasting more unproductive workout time and get nowhere with fitness and fat loss. If you are serious about your training and your long term progress, here are the 10 workout mistakes you should avoid.
Guest Blogpost by SFG Frances Moylan You may have heard the phrase in recent years that for females “strong is the new skinny”. I want this to become the norm. Skinny has no practical application in life as does strong. This doesn’t mean I am ‘skinny bashing’, there is always the 1% of society that is naturally very thin…
One of the best fat loss advice we always tell our clients at Get Results PT is to keep it simple and not overcomplicate things. Start eating less junk food and just stick with basic lifts such as squats, kettlebell swings, presses and pull ups. Don’t get too fancy and try to do too many things…
If you are still struggling with your 1st pull up or having trouble with putting up with more weights for any given strength-building exercises such as deadlifts or squats for sometime, here are the 5 possible reasons that may potentially hold you back. These are often the reasons I seen in people who don’t make progress in their…
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