This past weekend was another great time of presenting at the Perform Better Chicago. One of the things I appreciate most about these summits is the simple fact that we get many different speakers at each event. For me, I always enjoy learning from other people and seeing the excitement they often have for DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training. While we often have a lot of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training fans among speakers and attendees alike, sometimes I just like hearing concepts that DVRT applies to so perfectly. Ideas that I can bring back to you guys to share what makes what we are doing with functional fitness so perfectly.
Such a case is when I came to listen to Dr. Craig Liebenson. If you haven’t heard of him, you should! Dr. Liebenson is a renowned therapist, best known for his efforts in bridging therapy and fitness. Some of you might find the name familiar because he has become a strong advocate of what we are doing with DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training.
It was a treat for me that I got to hear Dr. Liebenson speak and always get wonderful ideas from his presentations. In this post case were two simple concepts he shared. One might surprise many of you.
Dr. Liebenson was discussing our often under reaction and over reaction tendencies in fitness. Especially when it came to something like the deadlift. How we went from vilifying the deadlift to probably overvaluing the exercise. Like many things in fitness we miss the bigger picture about the movement and get overly focused upon the exercise.
The movement of the hip hinge is the most important and strengthening the movement is essential, but that means doing so more than just up and down. This leads to the second idea that was very much DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training.
Dr. Liebenson is a great student of the famous therapist Vladimir Janda. As Dr. Liebenson presented, he discussed Janda concepts that are more applicable today than we ever imagine. One of the most simple is the fact are bodies are most designed for locomotion. Yes, no matter how much we love a specific exercise, when you break down HOW our body works it is meant for walking, running, etc.
Sound familiar yet? Something we speak about often in DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is this concept and why our exercises should be evolving. Our training should have way more movement and progression of movement than we often give credit in our workouts.
How do we do this? Let’s focus on how DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training accomplishes what sounds like lofty goals with both progressing the hip hinge AND building better movement in all directions. What DVRT Master, Paige Fleischmann, shows are some of our options in Ultimate Sandbag Training when it comes to taking a movement (i.e. the hip hinge) and progressing it with power, stability, and body control.
Want to know how to use this for your workouts? Take one of these DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training hip hinges and apply it to your workouts. All of a sudden you have accomplished doing something that many get overwhelmed in thinking about. Yes, you have just periodized your training because all this means is waving intensity and volume. By changing the TYPE of Ultimate Sandbag Training hip hinge we change the intensity as you will focus on different qualities.
Here is a simple example….
Monday: Lateral Step Cleans
Wednesday: Rear Step Good Mornings
Yes, great functional training is simple, but only when you have a system of movement that allows you to make it so. That is why we constantly try to accomplish in DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is making complex ideas simple and accessible so people can reach their fitness potential.
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