I listen to every StrengthCoach Podcast and enjoy them all but, if you are not a listener or are an occasional listener make sure to download Episode 132. The Dave Tenney interview might be the best of the year ( close second was a two parter with Al Vermeil in Episode 126 and 127).
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Here is a simple horizontal push progression in our continuing series of progressions. We like to look at “loading tools” and “teaching tools”. For teaching tools we like planks, squeezing an airex between the knees to tighten the core, and chin tucks. I like to cue “chest down, not chin down” as most people “peck” with their head.
For loading we use both weight vests and plates. Plates are quicker, vests work better. Depends on your situation.
1-Incline Pushup- my standard joke, “the only good use for a Smith Machine” Make sure the wrist stays stiff.
Heres another version
2- Pushup- nothing fancy here but we want to get to flat ground with great form.
a simple progression is to add a weight vest
3- Feet Elevated Pushup- an exercise bench works great here
4- BOSU Pushup ( feet elevated)- I’m not a huge BOSU fan but I do love upper body instability.
5- Weighted Pushup ( feet elevated) -
6- BOSU/ Weighted/ Feet Elevated- heres one of my 60+ clients with a great demo
7- Rings/ Weighted/ Feet Elevated
The bottom line is you can really progress pushups. Don’t view them as a bodyweight exercise, view them as a strength exercise. If you can do ten, make it harder.
Nice to see that Huffington Post and Good Morning America picked this up.
Here’s another read if you missed it.
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In my talks last year a lot of the focus was on the training progressions we use at MBSC. However, the slides that contained the progressions were tough to read. I decided over the next few weeks to post a bunch of them here instead of emailing people the sheets. I’m going to start with Anti-Extension Core Training Progressions:
The first and simplest anti-extension exercise is a front plank. The front plank is simple and probably doesn’t warrant a video.
Next on the progression list would be a Stability Ball Rollout. This might be my favorite anti-extension exercise.
Next would be plank slides
followed by Wheel Rollouts
and lastly Front Plank Rows- in the front plank row and plank slides we get a combination of anti-rotation and anti-extension
Just got back from the Perform Better Summit in Germany with my friends Gray Cook and Martin Rooney. Myself, my partner Bob Hanson and our wives spent a great weekend in Germany. We got see my good friends Shad Forsythe and Darcy Norman who are working the German National Team. Just a great weekend. Thanks to Christian Jund for all his hard work.
link to register : https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1203397
I recorded an episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk with Coach Ron McKeefery if anyone would care to listen. Lots of thoughts about the state of our industry.