It was one of the best and most brutal lessons I've learned. Honesty is not for everyone. Obviously, there may be other reasons you suck at the bottom of the squat but getting stronger is almost always the honest answer.
This is one area where Jim and I have varying opinions. We have talked about this and he definitely understands where I’m going and generally likes the ideas. But, for him, it’s just too complicated and may take too much mental energy that he doesn’t have time to spend. You may find the same. When in doubt, keep it simple. For me, this has become very simple. I’ll attempt to explain it via the written word.Read now
In the world of athletes, results and efficiency are king. This variation of the Krypteia program, when done correctly, checks both of those boxes.Read now
Being sport specific in the weight room is a gimmick. Even the people that stroke that flaccid idea know it. You don't need to be strong to be a better athlete, but being stronger than you were is always a good thing. Especially if done progressively, over time, with patience and while training for your sport. These are the gains that last and that will hurt your opponent the most.Read now
I first met Mark Valenti at the SWIS Conference in 2019; I believe we met in the restaurant/bar area. And I don't think we talked about training one bit. Mark and I finally got together in the London High School weight room and had an informal discussion about training, the psychology of why football is important for young men and even about Ron "Don't sass me, Birkus" Swanson.Read now
Of all the different specialty bars on the market, this is the one I recommend most. The safety squat bar develops great brute strength. It's a phenomenal way to build your lower back, legs, and upper back. The key is to not get too fancy with it. The two exercises I recommend are simple, the good morning and the squat.Read now