Sunday Strength

10am til Noon as usual. Not limited to lifting, you can work on your body weight skills or anything you like really. Don’t forget about Benchmark Training, still time to hit “Linda” or “Lumberjack 20”.

SUNDAY READING/WATCHING

FOAM ROLLING

“Smashing,” “rolling,” and “breaking up scar tissue” are all common ways that athletes refer to the practice of self myofascial release. Foam rollers, lacrosse balls, and PVC pipes are more common than ever inside strength and conditioning facilities. More and more, athletes use these tools to take a swing at treating their own pain and dysfunction.

LOOSE KNEES = LOOSE JERKS

Before you begin your jerk, unlock your knees and create tension in your quads. This doesn’t mean bend your knees significantly – in fact, it’s ideally not really even a visible movement to observers. It just means you’ve shifted from a passive knee lock with loose quads to a straight knee with tension on the quads and your balance settled in perfectly on your heels while maintaining full foot contact with the floor.