Under the bar, in more ways than one
ELEMENTS WORKSHOPS UPDATE!
#11 Tue/Thur @ 7am (new start time!), starts August 4
#68 Tue/Thur @ 8:30pm, starts July 28 (3 slots left)
#69 Mon/Wed @ 8:30pm, starts August 3 (
3 slots left 2 slots left)
#70 Tue/Thur @ 6am, starts August 4 (4 slots left)
NEW! #71 Mon/Wed @ 7:30pm, starts August 10
Five rounds for max reps of:
Body weight bench press
Post reps for both exercises in all rounds.
Compare to 090606.
The Brian D. Squat Warm-Up
As per the popular request in comments on the blog last week, I now bring you the Brian D. Squat Warm-up
Here’s an excerpt from his description:
Done on a regular basis this warmup has greatly improved “cold” squats. . . . In short the warmup consists of dynamic mobility for the ankles, hips, and knees, and activation for the hips, groin, and lumbars. The drills are meant to mimic similar positions in squatting such as the high knee drill, which mimics the deep hip and knee flexion in the bottom of the squat. Others such as the backwards kicks aim to loosen up commonly tight muscles . . . while bringing into play prime movers. Also, all but one of these drills are done with the spine held in absolute extension in order to once again stretch and mobilize the body as it would be in a good squat.
Go read the whole thing here and watch the video below. (And don’t forget, it’s not too late to sign up for his Olympic Weightlifting Seminar tomorrow, Saturday, July 25th. Please note that regularly scheduled classes will still be occurring at the gym at the same time that the seminar is going on.)