Workout Blog Dec 14th 2015


 

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Time completed 15:56 felt like I was going to pass out

*For the workout Hurdle hops over and back count as 1 rep

Workout Data Dec 14th 2015

Do you have the Buffalo gene?


If you are wondering if you have a the “Buffalo Gene” then you probably don’t have it. But don’t worry you can develop the buffalo gene by throwing these exercises into your daily routine.

Bulgarian Split Squat to Single Leg RDL

TRX Push-up to Tricep Extension to Fall out

Behind the neck Press to Overhead Squat

TRX Curl to Face pull to Row

Lateral band walk to Goblet Squat ( Thanks Amanda for the demo)

Kettlebell Snatch to Windmill

Buffalo Gene Workout
E.M.O.M x 5 for each exercise 5 reps on each exercise in each series.

Have fun with these exercises

 

How to get conditioning in your workout as a lifter


As a so called “lifter” cardio is my kryptonite. Even though I know that cardio wont burn away my hard earned muscle. Soo what is a lifter suppose to do? Lift weights faster.  Now let’s get it straight if you want to be a better runner, cyclist, and swimmer. You will have to practice those discipline.  For those days you don’t feel like going out in horrible weather here are some lifting conditioning methods.

Every Minute On the Minute(E.M.O.M or E.M.O.T.M)
One of my favorite methods of getting conditioning while weight training For the next 10- 30 mins you will have a bell or buzzer or timer go off every minute.  Once the bell goes off you must perform a sequence of exercise within the minute.  What every time remaining in the minute. The faster you move the more rest you get. The slower you move the less rest you get.
Examples  
E.M.O.M x 15
1 Rep on each exercise
Deadlift
Bent row
Hang clean
Military Press
Back Squat
Good Morning

Escalating Density Training ( EDT )
Escalating Density Training created by Charles Staley
This is a great training model to help build lean body mass and at the same time burn fat and build your cardiovascular system. The goal is to pick 2 exercises resistance should be moderately high( 70-80% of you max).  For the next 12 mins you will perform 5 reps on each exercise trying to complete as many rounds as possible.   If you want to build muscular endurance use lighter weight and perform 10 reps on both exercises.

Example  
12 minute EDT
A). Barbell Back Squat
DB Bench Press

Rest 4 minutes

B.) Barbell RDL
Inverted Row

A.M.R.A.P( As Many Rounds As Possible)
Put 20-30 minutes on the clock and your goal is to get through your strength circuit as many times as you can in the time allotted. I really like to perform this circuit when I am by myself in the gym so I can hog all the equipment. Make sure to keep good form as you progress. I sometimes throw a sprint on either the treadmill, rower, or airdyne bike.

Example
20 min AMRAP
100-200m sprint
Front Squat x 10 reps
Dumbbell Incline Press x 10 reps
Chest supported row x 10
Barbell Deadlift x 10
Weight Straight Leg Sit-ups x 10

Give these workouts a try. Also if you have some other conditioning workouts please post them in the comments.

Coaching Group Training vs Coaching 1-on-1


Having had a chance to coach both group training and personal training I wanted to give my views on the differences between coaching group training vs coaching 1-on-1.

Group Training

When I get a chance to talk to new coaches I like to explain to them the difference in coaching styles and the way I like to approach training. When coaching a group of athletes you are responsible multiple people at the same time. If you do not take control of the people they will cause chaos and wont have a very effective and safe workout.  When your coaching a group organization is first make sure everyone knows what exercise they are doing, how long they will perform the exercise and what exercise they will be going to next. When everyone is on the same page it make coaching everyone a lot easier.                                                                             Once all the athletes are on the same page then you can be on the move going around correcting people forms on the fly. Constant moving helps you create a constant presence. When you have a constant presence it helps hold people accountable. Also you can help eliminate poor exercise form and help keep people safe.                                                                                     The last thing you need is Energy. Coaching is exhausting, keeping athletes motivated is exhausted. That is why you need to have energy. People feed off of your energy. Try to get 30 women to listen to you at 5:30am. If you don’t have energy your not getting anything done.  Group training is about organization, presence, and energy.

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1-on-1 Coaching

Coaching 1-on -1 is a different. It’s only you and the client. To be honest it is a relationship. All your energy is to put into shaping this person into the person that they want to be. Note shape them into their idea of fitness( which can be shaped and guided by you a little). When working 1-on-1 try to make sure every little detail is in the right place. View you client under a microscope. Try to make all the small changes and make sure their technique on each exercise is spot on perfect.                                                          Develop a great relationship with your athlete and hold them accountable for reaching their goal. If they say their goal is to help them lose 20lbs. Then help them lose 25 lbs. The better your relationship with the client the more trust.                                                                                                              The last difference with 1-on-1 training is your ability to be way more flexible than group training. If someone is running on 2 hrs of sleep because they worked on a business proposal the night before. They still have to go through the group workout but with lighter weight or some modification of the exercises.  1-on-1 training I have completely scraped a workout because my athlete was in pretty bad shape. Instead I have put them through workouts that can help them with recover. Athletes really appreciate when you don’t crush with every training session.
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Coaching Group training and 1-on-1 have there similarities and differences but the same rules apply. 1 Don’t do any harm. 2. Don’t be an A$$hole .

 

Thanksgiving Workout 


Workout Blog Nov 17th 2015


Another quick workout on a busy day following the Easy Strength Program

Incline Bench Press 2 x 5 @ 175
Back Squat 2 x 5 @ 205
Snatch Grip Deadlift @ 185
Farmers walk 100m 70lbs each hand

Just another quick workout joints are still sore. Just another day and I should be back to normal then I can start pushing the weight a little more

Thursday Nov 12th 2015 Workout log


Workout log

Getting prep for the Alumni game this weekend  So staying away from the weight and lots of cardio today.

Jump on the treadmill
Run @ 7.5 mph for 3 mins, walk @ 3 mph for 2 mins
repeat for 45 mins

Just trying to get a good sweat going open up the lunges for this Saturday.

My Favorite Medball exercises to develop power


There are many different variation of  Medball tosses I will give a couple that I love to use to help my clients develop rotation power.

Shot Put toss with Reverse Step

Kneeling chest press with fall

Medicine woodchopper with step

Workout Log November 11,2015


Decided to Jump into the group Training session Shout out to 7am group

The Gameplan 
25 min AMRAP(As many rounds possible)
400m run
10 total Trx assisted Pistol Squats
20 Renegade rows (used 35lbs)
30 Kb High Pulls

I was able to 5 complete rounds then start the run for the 6th round
rested for 3 – 5 mins
Jumped on the C2 Rower
250m intervals sprints with a 1:15 rest x 5
Try to finish each sprint under 50 secs

Articles to read 1.27.2015


These are a select few of articles that I have had a chance to read in my free time. Either they  were very entertaining or very informative or a little of both.

Dan John Ten Commandments of Lifting 

The Supplement Hierarchy by Mike Robertson

Nick Tuminello The Most neglected Function of the core

Andy Morgan  Which Routine is for me? 

The most under utilize exercises for power for devastating power