Friday, December 30, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day Session

Sticking with tradition for last year!!

Me, Tommy Brady, and Joey Boland.

11am Christmas Morning


4 Rounds:

A1: KB swings x10
A2: Push Up w/ Rotation x5 Each Side
A3: DB Goblet Squats x10
A4: 1 Leg TRX Rows x10

Finisher 30on:60off

Ropes x 4 Rounds Each

Stay Strong,

Thursday, December 22, 2011

How I teach the Close Grip Hang Snatch

This is how I teach my athletes the close grip hang snatch.

I learn't this for Mike Boyle

Step 1:

Catch Position - Push Press

Cue - Dip, Press, Sit

Step 2:

Teach Start Position - Exact same as the hang clean

1. Chest Up
2. Wrist Under
3. Hips Back

Step 3:

Perform the Full Close Grip Hang Snatch

Cue - Jump, Shrug, Throw the bar into the roof/sky/ceiling

Stay Strong,

Monday, December 12, 2011

Book Review: Primal Body, Primal Mind

Excellent read.

Interesting things I took from the book:

- Heart and brain run 25% more efficient on Ketone
- Red Blood Cells are the only thing in your body that need glucose, which your body can already make
- High Blood Sugar levels lead to glycation which causes your to AGE faster, both mentally and physical

The rest of the book had a similar theme to other Paleo/ Weston A. Price information.

- Fat and cholesterol are good, and needed
- Our ancestors always look for the most nutrient dense food (fat, protein)
- Soy is not good
- Nutrition has a huge impact on mental and emotional health
- Stay away from sugar and high starch foods

Gedgaudas also put a some great information in the book about supplements.

All in all a great read.

Stay Strong,