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TrainSMART-Achieve More
Sat, Apr 30th 2011 02:40 pm
Training SMARTER produces greater results than training HARDER. You first need to train the MIND before you train the BODY. Initial gains in strength & performance come from the central nervous system and not the muscular system. You don't have to kill yourself to achieve great results!
Sitting destroys your back
Sat, Apr 30th 2011 02:00 pm
"YOU'RE SITTING ON A TIME BOMB. If you're desk-bound, your back is doomed unless you learn to love and protect your spinal curve." Simply leaning forward with no load what so ever will wreck the disks as surely as entering a strongman contest while drunk will."
Preserve the curve
Sat, Apr 30th 2011 02:00 pm
This is the mantra of core stabilization training. The spine is at its strongest in its neutral position. Your low back is like a metal hanger. You can only bend it so many times before it breaks. No crunches or sit ups ever!
Fat burns in a carb flame
Sat, Apr 30th 2011 02:00 pm
"Ultimately, the limiting factor for exercise performance is carbohydrate availability: "Fat burns in a carbohydrate flame." That is to say, maximal fat utilization cannot occur without sufficient carbohydrate." Low Carb diets do not work long term and can be detrimental to your health.
It's all about the CORE
Sat, Apr 30th 2011 02:00 pm
All movement begins in your core! Every exercise is a core exercise! When it comes to your core, it is not about strength. It is about endurance! Fatigue invariably precedes injury. We believe in training for endurance without getting tired.
Are you glute dormant?
Sat, Apr 30th 2011 02:00 pm
As my friend Eric Beard from NASM says "GET YOUR BUTT IN GEAR, SAVE YOUR BACK!" The vast majority of people are incredibly glute dormant. That is their glutes are turned off and don't work properly. Your glutes (butt muscles) are absolutely essential core stabilization muscles.

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