The Internet is a treasure trove of information and content. Here’s a sampling of health and wellness related items that caught my eye this week. Enjoy!
The Trap Bar presents a great deadlift alternative to the Barbell. Here’s why I love Trap Bar Deadlifts!
We all have cravings that might threaten to derail our progress. Let’s conquer them.
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Strategies for perfecting our Deadlift set-up and technique…
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We have several options for working on our deadlift set-up and technique. - One of my favorite progressions is to start with a Dumbbell, perfect our foundation then move to the Trap Bar. - Once we've got our Trap Bar technique nailed down, we have the option to work on heavier Trap Bar Deadlifts or progress to a Barbell. - Regardless what direction we choose, this progression emphasizes sound technique that transfers from the most basic Deadlift variation to the most complex. - #exerciseoftheday #exercisetips #vitalifittips #trapbar #trapbardeadlift #youhaveoptions #vitalifit #educate #engage #empower #instafit #wednesdayexercise #videofit
Improve your Row by keeping your arm away from your body:
Fine-tune the row.— Eric Cressey (@EricCressey) June 12, 2019
On the left (incorrect), the humerus keeps going once the scapula has stopped retracting. It actually dumps into anterior tilt. On the right (correct), you’ll see retraction continue as the arm continues to go back. Easy cue: get the arm off the side a bit. pic.twitter.com/JsvcbVm9eW
Easy ways to reduce pain and boost performance in the gym:
Here are six foolproof tweaks to reduce pain + boost performance in the gym.— Eric Bach (@Eric_Bach) June 9, 2019
1. Slow Down Your Tempo
2. Add Pauses to Your Reps
3. Increase Your Range of Motion
4. In Some Cases, Reduce The Range of Motion
5. Take Shorter Rest Periods. Strategically.
6. Reduce Axial Loading