(#63) What is Functional Hypertrophy and why do we need it?
In this week's show, I'll give you a basic introduction to this topic and explain what it is, why we need it, and how to train for it.
I believe this is a really important training concept to understand and benefit from.
It's important for athletes and non-athlets and I'll share with you how to use it to help maximize your physical performance and potential.
There's a few common kettlebell swing mistakes that can prevent you from getting the results you want.
These aren't mistakes made by the newbie, either.
Take a read through to make sure you're not making any of these easily avoidable swing errors.
Here's 7 of the most common things I've seen with the Russian-style kettlebell swing.
(#62) Kettlebell training versus graded treadmill exercise, which is more effective?
There's a brand new published study that answers this question.
In this week's episode I'll break down the new data and explain the practical applications.
What does this really tell us?
What can we learn from it?
And, where did the study fall short?
Density training is the amount of work completed (rounds, sets, or reps) in a given period of time.
Here's a simple example.
Let's say you have a 2 exercise combination of opposing exercises, push ups and pulls ups.
Your rep sequence may be 10 reps of push ups and 5 reps of pullups and you work to complete as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) of this combination in the 10 minute time period.
You track the total reps done (or rounds) in this given time period.
This is density training.
This is a burning question I've thought a lot about.
Actually, I've been obsessed with this question.
Obviously, I'm a big believer in the power of physical strength to optimize our performance and help us achieve the specific goals we want.
There's no question in my mind about the benefits of strength, but how strong do we need to become?
One simple reason we need strength is because we lose strength and muscle mass after the age of 25 or so.
(#61) Fat Loss is simple if we follow certain principles.
When I was a competing in bodybuilding for 6 years, I had to shed body fat to compete successfully.
Things have evolved since that time, but there are simple principles we need to understand and apply, if were going achieve the goal of fat loss.
Keep in mind I said simple, I didn't say easy.
In this week's show, I'll tell you the truth about fat loss.
Let's kick off the "NEW LOOK" Rdella Training, with a short, but important article on how to get stronger.
Why get stronger?
The simple answer is that strength seems to help just about everything else we want.
Whether that's fat loss, building more muscle, boosting our energy and self confidence, or increasing performance in many other areas of our lives.
Stronger is better.
All week I was relaxed.
No anxiety at all, considering I was entering my 1st Powerlifting meet this weekend.
I had a great week and many months of training leading up to this meet.
But, Saturday morning, the day of the meet, was a different story.
Yeah, I definitely had the “nerves” starting to kick in Saturday.
I had even planned to do some writing in the morning before leaving for the meet, but I couldn’t get my groove.
Instead, I did something I rarely do.