You Care Too Much About Shoulder Mobility and Not Enough About Stability
“Mobility.” It’s one of everybody’s current favorite fitness buzzwords, right up there with “functional.” Don’t even get me started on that word. Look anywhere in the heath and fitness blogosphere and you’re bound to find articles, products, and videos to improve your mobility. Hell, I’ve even written about it myself.
I recently started a cycle of creatine to see if it would affect my lifts in a positive way. I also hosted a CF total last weekend and added 55 pounds since the total in June. I would attribute the added poundage to the increased focus I have put on linear progression squat training, increased mobility and recovery time–not the creatine (since I started the cycle only 2 days prior).
One of the most interesting things I hear people say is that they don’t have money to work out, eat right, or take good supplements. Sometimes this excuse is valid. Most of the time, it isn’t.
This excuse for younger men and women usually plays out with them saying, “Eating healthy is so expensive.”
Women say this and then go spend $100 on a haircut, $300 on a designer bag, and $35 weekly on a “mani/pedi.” Men, on the other hand, go out and party like rock stars, spending upward of $100 each time they go out on drinks and food afterward.
The best method for NOT losing fat.
Weight loss is easy. Losing fat, without a significant amount of muscle loss, is the hard part. Through this article, I will attempt to shed the light on some myths that surround fat loss and explain why the weight can easily come back on if you get lazy.
In my opinion, one of the greatest misconceptions about fat loss is that it shouldn’
t be hard.
Look around you and take it all in. America is in a very unhealthy place, despite the fact that you constantly hear a message from health gurus and government officials telling you to “get off your butt”, “play for 60 minutes a day” and “start exercising!”
Yet Americans continue to lead the way for the fattest country on earth.
I can’t even count the number of times I have seen this scenario play out at the gym: A skinny male or female with absolutely no muscle tone to speak of is sitting in the corner on some strange contraption that resembles a catapult or with their feet on a giant ball doing quarter crunches, “blasting their core” and “toning their 6-pack”.
Dave Tate is an all-around guru when it comes to strength training, General Physical Preparedness (GPP, and increasing the limits of human potential.
On his website, www.elitefts.com, there is constantly an update of great information relating to strength training and powerlifting, nutrition concerning strength athletes, and various topics to help those running their own fitness facility. I routinely read his articles to learn new ways to increase my lifts and all around strength. I pulled the following information from an article written by Dave Tate titled “The eight keys, a complete guide to maximal strength development”” (you can view the original article here).