To make big progress you need to include something that is difficult or that you suck at, in your training. Of course I could rave about how this applies to life too, but that is not what this post is about, and Iâm not interested in putting you all to sleep.
Iâll you myself for a quick example, the post below of me doing 90/90 stretches and hip switches. For those that donât know, Iâm built a bit like the Tin Man, mobility tends to be my weak point, the hips being the biggest culprit of late. Itâs improved, but I still need to get myself into some uncomfortable positions to help it improve. Of course, we all know cardio/conditioning isnât my bag either, so thatâs the second sucky part of my workout most weeks.
Iâm all for keeping the barrier low to a degree to help everyone move more, no arguments out of here. For those that are looking to make a little more progress beyond that and are intentionally training, these difficult or sucky things are things that youâll need to do to see more progress in your training.
For some of you, it may be a movement that is really forced feeling, like a squat for instance. The odds are, youâll be squatting plenty in your program. Maybe a little bit to start, with an increased frequency as things improve. Could also be something as simple as, you run plenty, but donât lift enough, time to include it more in your training. That's it for today my friends. Thanks for reading and feel free to reach out with questions, comments or feedback otherwise.
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS