Greeting Bali Waves followers.
Sorry for the delay in this next article.
I’v been flat out trying to get some marketing going (not my forte) for the next Exercise Technique Course. I’ll be running it on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on August 17/18. It’s for Personal Trainer’s, Coaches, Physios and anyone who has done at least three years of Weight training and ‘squats’.
If anyone is interested please contact me direct and mention baliwaves.com for a cash back discount of 20 dollars
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So let’s look at some of the stuff covered in the course;
Let’s look at some Myths….
Ever been told ‘Never Let your Knees go over your toes when Squatting’?
Let’s look at that logically if you have long thigh bones, then to get a correct centre of gravity you have to use your ‘levers’ correctly to maintain vertical bar shift. You WILL no doubt travel past your toes with your knees. Couple that with shorter shins, smaller feet…. a NO BRAINER!
The Wider you go with a Lat Pull Down the greater the results from the exercise…
Think about it… push a wheelbarrow 1 foot with a load or 6 feet with a load… which does the most work? So when you go really wide with a Lat Pull you actually shorten the travel by a large amount… same load less distance… so like the wheelbarrow, less work = less returns!
When Benching or Machine Chest Pressing set the bar up to travel to nipple height…
Good luck with that one, especially if your female!
Squat with the feet shoulder width apart…
How does the shoulder width bear any correlation to your lower body movement patterns? Be comfortable! If you squat better wide…squat wide. I cannot even squat with my legs at shoulder width, I have to go way wider. (no politically incorrect jokes please). 🙂
Here’s a good one…
When benching open your hands as it works the pecs harder…
Only works the pecs harder when you drop the bar on them! LOL
Opening the hands has no relationship with what the pec does…and NO the wider you go, does not work the pecs more…think range of motion again!
Using heel plates puts strain on the knees..
No one has explained how to me yet, plus if you have restricted ankle range or disproportionate shin/femur lengths, a heel lift can be very beneficial.
Here are some good cues;
Never let your knees get in the way of your bar movement during the dead-lift.
Take the bar to the lowest point reached, before the humeral head starts to minimlally dislocate, not into or past that point. (in my course, but harder to explain without the practical visial explanation.
When squatting the bar should only move vertically, from floor to ceiling and not deviate from that vertical line.
When squatting try to get the knee trajectory to be in line with the second toes of the correcponding feet, of course the 5 to 1 or 10 to 2 analogue clock foot postition is also important here.
Ok, that was just a few examples of some of the stuff I’ll be revealing in the course.
It’s two intense days of information and hands on.
Take care guys and give me a shout if you’re in Sydney and want to attend the course. 🙂
The Plank pictured is BAD! Bad posture, this type of Plank would promote terrible posture! (pic from Web)
Chest Press hand positon, relative to the chest muscles is the correct position for me.
Perfect Squat (Austin Ware, ex Pro from California), I don’t think you could get better technique than what Austin is exhibiting in the Squat,
Correct hand height/position for me on Machine Shoulder Press
Good form on bosu (PGA Golfers I was training, working on balance and posture)
Bad form on Leg Press, feet position is incorrect and will put stress on ankles, (pic from web)
Good form/placement/[posture on Pullover exercise (me)
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