In Search of Power, Part 1
By Admin | Wednesday, March 18, 2009 12:52:59 PM America/New_York
The notion of "power" and "force development" is one that you hear a great deal in the "
In-fact the notion of developing maximal force whether'"directing,
accepting or re-directing'"sits at the cornerstone of my "Concepts of
Training." And while I note this endlessly in my teaching, the question
looms large: Just precisely "how" do you do this?
I have gone to great length in the past discussing the basics of lifting and how
protocols are quite "simple." Noting that resistance work is basically
pushing, pulling, pressing or squatting, I choose from a very basic
stable of six major lifts and then embellish them with less complicated
movements that support their development.
The major compliance problem in the
iron game isn't merely exercise choices but how they are performed. A
cursory review of trade magazines and many of the most well-known
"experts" reveal an astonishing and recurring flaw in that subjects
typically do not "project" weight properly when it comes to classic
movements such as Squats or Deadlifts. Ultimately this issue of
becomes the signal greatest problem for the training professional or
dedicated exercise enthusiast when they begin implementing a well
designed training program.
With this in mind, I wanted to
present a unique article series that will help you develop an injury
free and flexible physique, while promoting powerful movement
generation. To do so, we'll borrow upon a very large body of work found
in my "
RED2" and "
DMC" training system in "With Grace".
To start things off, we'll look at the preliminary floor-based movements found in the DMC