I am NOT a hard headed guy when it comes to learning about strength, fitness and physical culture. I laugh at the morons who refuse to listen and learn.
Below you'll find two men I respect, admire and confide in to help me improve my own personal training and the training of others.
If you're open minded, you'll take advantage of these two Coaches as well, they are amazing, and honestly, that description doesn't do these men justice.
Check out The Virginia Beach Beast, Matty Wichlinski, I am going to set up some rings in my garage and will be attempting to go through these awe-inspiring bodyweight training progressions, check em' out:
Then we have Kelly Starrett, who spent 30 minutes on the phone with me today, going over various methods and tools to use to help get my shoulder back on track. I'm sure he's busy enough and didn't have to spend that time with me on the phone, but he did, and man, after taking action for 15 minutes my shoulder felt 100 times better.
Here's a video I used from K Starr and followed to help dramatically reduce my shoulder pain, check it out and USE it:
One of the best combinations for us strength fanatics is the ability to develop FREAK Strength AND to understand how to heal ourselves.
After talking with K Star we made some simple adjustments to my training as well, such as ring push ups with my thumbs pointing slightly outward (11 and 1 o'clock) to stop from my constant internal rotation.
I will be using strength drills to heal in addition to the soft tissue work, this allows me to keep training intensely which is something embedded in me. I took stock and realized I am rarely doing underhand pull ups, the majority are overhand, neutral or rope climbs. So, for a while, I'll be focused on underhand pulling.
Tonight's workout was pretty aggressive and felt GREAT with lots and lots of rounds of barbell muscle snatches and underhand pull ups. Shoulder felt solid and if I can lift aggressively I sleep better at night 🙂
Mountain Biking trip # 2 is scheduled with the boys and more running will be on the agenda as well. In fact, my hometown is holding a Turkey Trot with a 1 mile and 5k race. I'll enter the 1 mile. My best time was 5: 58 back when I was 14 years old! My goal is to beat 7 minutes. It's ON.
We need to compete, we need to challenge ourselves, both mentally AND physically.
Food for though no doubt.
Question for You: What do you have on your agenda in regards to competition or challenges for yourself. Drop a comment and make yourself accountable. Psyched to see what everyone has on their agenda!