Feeling tight all over? Pressed for time? Well you're in luck pal because Joe DeFranco has a nice, quick routine that you can knock out whenever to help you become more fluid and mobile.
Here is simple drill to increase your hip mobility. Just add it to your normal warmup and run through it 10-20 times per side.
For some of us it happens more often than we'd like. How many times have you found yourself in this situation ..you're making massive gains in your speed and strength. It's been a solid few weeks/months/cycles/whatever and you haven't deviated from the course or rationalized quitting. Then...*poof* you're gone.
"...what you find quickly is that the world really doesn’t care if you win or lose. People may, but the world doesn’t. I think the trick is to find a way to live your life how you want to live it. If you do that, success or failure is relative to what happens, not to who you are."
-Jason McCarthy, Founder of GoRuck
What drill you say? The box drill.
What is the box drill??
A drill that involves a box. What else would it be???
Seriously though, it's a simple and incredible effective way to warm up before your workouts. And, as an added bonus, it lets you measure how fresh (or fried) your central nervous system (CNS) is.
"Train hard, but enjoy competition. Compete hard, but enjoy your training. One key final point must be kept in mind: Never judge a workout or training program as good or bad solely on a single day."
This may not pertain to all of you. Or even be a huge deal more than once or twice a year. But, it's still something that I get asked on a weekly basis so I figured I'd share some of my tactics. And what do you know, I'm currently living in an hotel for the next 4ish weeks. Funny how that works.
Your best bet to staying sane while trying to eat healthy and mostly cheap while in a hotel is by staying boring and basic.
Yeah, we all want a ribeye with grilled asparagus all of the time. But some of us don't want to lug around a grill wherever we drive, and others don't feel like going to the local park in 10-20 degree weather just to grill a steak.
I sipped on my beer. He was telling me how he had made some changes to his plan for playing professional baseball. He had his shit together, that was obvious. But I could tell by the way he explained things that he wasn't sure about his choices.
"Listen," I as I took another sip."You can sit here and debate with yourself about the best training program all day, but you're not going to get anywhere from just that."
He was making the same mistake I was making at 22. Searching for the "perfect" program. Thinking that adding more was the answer, and trying to work every single muscle into every workout.
It's frustrating, I know.
"You need to stop trying to create the perfect program and start doing the optimal program."
So today is the day that it's customary to go through a list of things that you're thankful for. Well...fuck that.
Call me the Hipster of Thanksgiving 2012 because that stuff is done by everyone and it's always the same three things. Family, health, happiness. Or something along those lines.
Mine would be a short list anyways...
- Good beer
- Thick steaks
- Strong coffee