Here’s a bold statement.
I know a simple, deceptive training plan that can get you stronger in just 7 days.
I know what you’re probably thinking.Yeah right.
I can sense the skepticism and doubt because that's exactly what I'd be thinking, too.
Here's what I can tell you.
The approach I'll share with you right now will hold true for the majority of people who read this.
Not everybody, but most.
So, let me explain to you how you can very likely be stronger in just 7 days.
Loaded carries develop unrelenting strength.
The concept is simple, you pick up something heavy and go for walk.
How deceiving they are.
In addition, they’re also outstanding for conditioning, grip strength, and core strength. And, we all know that grip strength and core strength greatly contributes to full body strength. In other words, grip and core strength make us stronger, in general.
Carries also build mental toughness, strength endurance or work capacity, muscular hypertrophy, and a host of other unexplained benefits, some of which I’ll cover here.
If there’s an exercise that could probably be used in any training session, it’s the loaded carry.
What person desires to be physically weak? Who would refuse to feel strong and powerful in their body? And, what individual would want to potentially suffer from ill-health, diminished performance, or low confidence and self-esteem? The answer is that no individual desires any of these things. Yet, many turn...
You should probably know that this article is potentially the most painful article I've ever written.
Painful because I'm openly sharing why I chose to walk away from a great profession.
As a matter of fact, this one is going to take some courage to hit the "publish" button.
It's been several years now since I walked away from my role as a clinician.
I was an orthopedic physical therapist (hopefully, a damn good one too).
I still get a lot of questions about why I left the clinic?
Until now, I've never shared the full story, but because I'm asked about this so often, it's time.
(*Special "thank you" to Tami and Luis for your recent questions. It was your questions that formed the basis for this article).
Keep in mind that there are lessons in this article for every reader.
Do I regret leaving PT?
I'll explain soon.
Things happen for a reason and it’s the choices we make that shape our lives.
I was recently talking to a top strength coach.
He was telling me about his experience at a strength seminar where he was doing a presentation for a group of physical therapists.
What he told me was that he was shocked to discover that the group of physical therapist’s had very little knowledge of barbell training - and strength training in general, for that matter.
As a former physical therapist, I was quick to point out that there was indeed an “educational gap” in the training for physical therapists (PT’s) and that I wasn’t surprised at all by his comments.
I do think the tide is changing in today’s world.
For me personally, I was a “lifter” long before I was a PT (I’ll talk more about that in a minute).
The more I learn through the years, the more I'm convinced about one thing. To achieve greatness, you have to be willing to stick to the basics. What are the basics? More in a minute about that. This is perhaps one of the most important questions in fitness and...