Hey all, you made it, it's Friday and for those that don't have a normal weekend...well you're probably almost there. In any case it's alright to feel happy when it's your Tuesday, or something to the like. Looking forward to seeing the new IT movie today, yeah I'm bringing a change of clothes just in case because this thing looks pretty scary and I'm a big baby sometimes.
OK you've all had enough of that, here's this weeks IG post. Considering we're a month from the big day, it's pretty appropriate:
In Defense of the Hip Thrust- There's a recent discovery that the hip thrust exercise does not translate to sprinting as it was believed to be not too long ago. That said why in the heck would we so quickly dismiss an exercise that has a billion other benefits to it? Don't just take my word for it, read this piece from Eric Cressey (a man much smarter than most) on why you should still do them.
That Time I Was the Leanest of My Life and Felt the Least Sexy Ever- I've never been one to push aesthetic standards on people, especially my female clients. There's nothing wrong with having an aesthetic based goal, but there's definitely an issue with making it the definition of who you are. Need more convincing? Read this article posted by Jill Coleman, a lady that is well versed on this topic.
Why "Just Stretch Your Hamstrings" is Bad Advice- Those that have read this blog for more than a day or talked fitness with me for at least 15 minutes know my issue with "just stretch it" type of advice. Well if you can't take my word for it, maybe you can take Doug Kechijian's advice. I mean I did originally find this on the aforementioned, Eric Cressey's page, pretty sure it's got something to it.
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