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Wandering Web: Training Tips and Tricks

I really enjoyed this simple article about training mistakes many people make. Juggernaut Training puts out consistently quality information, often times written by world class athletes and coaches, and this is no exception. Of all the points, I think my favorite one is about having a coach. No one is too good for a coach! Read this and try not to make the same mistakes discussed: http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2016/07/19/5-mistakes-that-may-be-holding-you-back/?mc_cid=2cc8548680&mc_eid=761f1383b8

Speaking of training mistakes, this article speaks directly to perhaps the biggest error: training for aesthetic purposes completely. I understand the desire. We all want to look really good at the beach or pool in the summer. We all want to look sharp in whatever outfit we are wearing that day. But what is the point of training? Is it not to simply live a healthier, more fulfilling life? When you can change your mindset from one focused solely on getting that six pack you’ve always wanted, to one focused on improving your daily performance, a lot of great things happen. You should let training help you live, not live to train: http://liftlivelead.com/dont-be-a-bystander-lift-to-get-the-life-you-crave/?utm_source=Dan+John%27s+Wandering+Weights&utm_campaign=060ec38336-DJWW07202016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d663067162-060ec38336-36710409&mc_cid=060ec38336&mc_eid=d329dfda1a

Athletes often seem to struggle with the hollow body hold, which in turn means they cannot do a hollow body rock, and therefore should not be kipping. Without kipping, it is pretty tough to do some of the standard CrossFit movements such as toes to bar and kipping pull ups in training. I like that this article gives some tips for how the hollow body hold should look, and how to improve the movement yourself: http://breakingmuscle.com/gpp/master-the-hollow-body-hold-to-move-like-a-gymnast

One of the biggest mistakes athletes make is not fueling their body correctly for high intensity exercise. Don’t get on the latest People Magazine diet promising you the body of your dreams, especially if you’re very active. However, it is difficult to always know what to eat. For this reason, I always like to share articles I find which detail what professional athletes are putting into their bodies to help them train. This article on Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants is pretty good for that reason: http://www.grubstreet.com/2016/07/rashad-jennings-grub-street-diet.html

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