Monday, February 28, 2011

SWITCH Training Tip

I'm going to give you a "Switch It Up" training tip every day in March, or at least I'm going to try. It will be something simple that will still have a dramatic impact on your results. Let's start a day early.

Today's SWITCH Training Tip: Save Your Shoulders

When doing horizontal pressing, keep elbows in instead of out. When doing rowing, keep elbows out instead of in. So goodbye to Bodybuilder style bench...switch to tucking the elbows in (even with dumbbell presses)...and try wide-grip seated row and band pulls in place of narrow rows. NOTE:The change
in pressing is more important.

My Workout:

1A) Bench with chains (elbows tucked in, of course)
1B) DB chest supported row (elbows move out on rowing motion)

2A) Close-grip lockouts (elbows tucked in)
2B) DB row (elbows were in for this one)

3A) Decline pushups (elbows kept close to body)
3B) Farmer's walks with DB's.
3C) Iron Cross with Cables (stolen from Jason Ferruggia's tip in the latest Men's Fitness magazine)

Good times. And you?

Today's kickbutt mindset tip:
"Don't think of 'making it' in terms of achievement. Instead, know that you are in the constant state of making it if you are doing all you can do in every area of your life until the day you die. It's not about getting there; it's about the trip" - Larry Winget

Double shot of butt kicking mindset switching:

Kekich Credo #68 - "There are an infinite number of new opportunities. Actively seek them out, and position yourself to recognize and take advantage of them."

Make "fitness networking" part of your daily activities. Go to fitness/healthy lifestyle events. Build social support groups. Build positive relationships as the foundation of your fat loss.

Do it,


PS - Triple shot!

Know what you're investing in...and don't invest on emotion alone. (And this has more to do with just has to do with EVERYTHING.)

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