K.I.S.S   Keep it Simple Stupid. I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately and this is a reoccurring theme in many books. Never try to over complicate things. If you can keep things as simple as possible you will have less problems in life.  A lot of experts in the Strength and Conditioning world as saying that we are getting too complicated and there needs to be a shift back to the basics. I completely agree with what the experts are saying.  I just think that there are too many gadgets and toys that people use to stimulate that they are working hard in the gym. For example ( which I use often) the bosu ball. I think the bosu ball is a great tool for rehabilitation. In the general population I think it is over used.  When I see people who use the bosu ball  for every exercise must live on top of a fault line. Unless your sport calls for you to move over unstable ground I don’t recommend the bosu ball. Basketball, football, soccer, baseball, volleyball, tennis, softball, you usually play of flat stable terrain so standing on a bosu ball and doing curls may not translate very well. Correction I found a study comparing unstable training with traditional training. They said there really wasn’t any difference between the two. With my own experience I had to use less weight whenever I was standing on the bosu ball for the fear of falling over and dropping the weight on myself or I was afraid to go the full range of motion as well. I learned now that in order for my training to transfer to what ever I’m doing I need to train on the surface similar to which my event is on and closed-chain exercises( i will speak on that in a later post). Keep your workout simple you don’t need any gimmick to help you get results some old fashion elbow grease  and time.

Author: Smithfitness

A former basketball player now fitness professional. Alex holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Kinesiology and certified NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS). Alex loves lifting heavy things repeatedly and going for long runs or rides and helping others achieve high levels of fitness and health. If you love fitness and health follow this blog and submerge yourself in all the fitness and health knowledge.

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