[quote]Lift and Eat wrote:
I haven’t followed the articles workouts exactly, as I have other issues/injuries I need to address too. However, I am doing alot of similar things in my current plan and can definately feel/see it working. Cressey and Robertson know their stuff!
One tip I would say is remember that you spend many hours outside of the gym and it’s during these times that you need to try and keep correcting/improving your posture. Extra stretches and mobility exes (while watching tv or sitting at your desk) will help alot in retraining your muscles, as I have started to discover myself.
If you don’t have one then invest in a foam roller and get yourself a tennis ball at home, then you can free up some areas whenever you can fit it in without travelling to the gym.[/quote]
Yes, that article made me think - how often during the day I’m leaning forward with my shoulders hunched forward. All day at the computer at work, driving to and from work on my bike, later over the laptop, even when I play the drums. Being conscious of it goes a long way to helping correct my posture whenever I notice it.
----- Workout today -----
3:30 - 4:16 PM
Mobility drill for warmup: 10 leg swings per leg, three lateral over-under drills, 4 t-pushups
A1) Front squat
warmup 75x5 95x3
work sets 145x8,8,6,6
50 x 8,8,8,8
B1) Leg curl/hip extension glutes exercise (7)
B2) Cable wood chop #3x8
C) Side plank - :43 RHS, :45 LHS
Squats: tiring went a lot better when I reminded myself to push my hips back and concentrated on technique.
Step-ups - took me some time to get the hang of it - not using trailing foot to push myself up - Leaning forward with chest out helped greatly.
Cable wood chop - I really didn’t feel this exercise. I need to work on my form, it didn’t feel right.
Shortest workout so far… resisted the “Post-Surge Urge” to go back and do some more sets to drive the point home. Feel good though, workout was to-the-point and refreshing.