Simple workout tip I had forgotten

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Bram
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Simple workout tip I had forgotten

Post by Bram » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:19 pm

Go smoothly through the whole rep on strength exercises. If you notice any section in the range of motion that you are speeding up in, slow that down.

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I had a client doing band rows earlier in the week and noticed that he was smooth on the concentric, but the first couple inches of the eccentric he would snap back - which is typical of band exercises.

I had him go very slow on the initial part of the eccentric for the rest of the set and it smoked him.

I started applying that to all sorts of exercises my trainees do: obliques, chest presses, shoulder raises, etc. In every case, that part that they were rushing, even if it was just an inch or two, yielded a beating on their muscles when they slowed it down.

Sometimes it's in the concentric that they rush. Sometimes it's the beginning, or middle, or end of the ROM.

Nothing groundbreaking, but easy to forget.
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Re: Simple workout tip I had forgotten

Post by nafod » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:08 pm

I find it useful to randomly remind myself that 'I' am located about where my belly button is (center of mass), not behind my eyeballs. Instantly changes my approach to balance and movement. Then I forget again.
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Re: Simple workout tip I had forgotten

Post by Bram » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:18 pm

I'll give that a try surfing, thanks Nafod!

As miserable as it is to train it, TVA exercises definitely hone in the feeling you mentioned, and are the single best thing I do in the gym for my surfing.

It feels they move my center deeper from the surface, and make it more substantial, when I do sets of that muscle group.
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Re: Simple workout tip I had forgotten

Post by newguy » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:29 pm

"Consciously flex the muscles you are working."

Working on feeling the muscles and consciously contracting them.

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Re: Simple workout tip I had forgotten

Post by Bram » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:18 am

That's a good one too.

There's so much training gold to mine from bodybuilding practices like that one.
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