SPEED

One of the top request I get from my athletes is to do speed and agility work. I do work on these components, but what many people fail to realize is that they are both branches on the tree of strength. What I mean by this is that the stonger you are, the faster you are. As a very simplistic example and one that almost seems moronic, I had one of my 3rd graders challenge me to a shuttle race yesterday. Obviously, I won, but if you break down the why, you will see my point.

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EVOLUTION AND EXERCISE

Many people cannot find the time or so they say to get their workouts in or even begin a program. For those of you that are fitness buffs and self-proclaimed meatheads, this might never affect you, but unfortunately you are a small majority of the general population. Perhaps if we were able to explain to the general population people that exercise and the benefits are a natural part of our biology, they will be more likely to listen. Just as we need to eat, drink and sleep, we need to exercise.

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1200 yards

I was out in the early morning hours this morning on the local high school football field doing my sprints. I will be doing my conditioning on the mornings that I don’t lift as it compliments the program nicely. This morning I did two 400 meter sprints and two 300 meter sprints.

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TABATA

I figured that many of you will be trying to lose some bodyfat now that January 1st has come, but you may not have the best plan laid out. Treadmill? Good luck with that. Elliptical, same thing. Take a look around your gym and notice if the people on these machines have changed their physiques at all during the past decade. If you go the ‘normal’ route, you are going to wind up just as fat and probably have sore joints. Slow, long distance training is terrible. Yes, I said it.

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