Getting Strong In Strong’s Gym
What a great time back in California this last weekend! The few short days I was there ended up being pretty awesome. My biz partner Travis and I hit up a local gym in the area called strong 101 to hit a workout. We met these guys a few years back and stayed in touch ever since. There’s something about like minded people and the connection we make. Were always training anywhere, anytime!
The temperature was around 80 degrees Celsius or 176 degrees Fahrenheit for all you guys that read temps another way. I love training with people that train on the level you do.
There’s something about how it adds fuel to the atmosphere and cause extreme workouts. I would strongly encourage anyone reading this to make sure they have a good workout atmosphere and people to train with. Critical!
I wasn’t sure what these guys had in store for us as roomer has it they wanted to punish a couple of mid-west boys on the west coast. I think we handled it pretty well considering being out of my comfort zone and not in the gym back in Nebraska, but as I always say, “you’ve got to be ready for anything at anytime, anyplace no exceptions!”
Entering a hostile environment with new surroundings causes your senses and spacial awareness to rise. Your natural flight or fight response kicks in and then it’s game time.
The music is jumping and the blood is flowing like crazy with all the chaos. Get in there and tear one of those workouts up! You’ll enjoy the huge benefits this style of training gives you plus the carry over is awesome when it comes to doing normal day to day activities.
What happens when all hell breaks loose and you need to tap into your strength?
I don’t know about you, but I want to be able to easily maneuver around any task that’s thrown my way no matter what the situation. Let the instincts take over and roll out! I never want to be taken out by circumstance, but to control and conquer it is how I roll and you should to. This day in age requires extreme mental toughness and the will to keep going when the going get tough. If you train in tough and rough environments you’ll be that way, period!
What a great weapon to add to your arsenal. Just make sure you know how to shut it off when you need to. Most people don’t understand the weapon you have acquired through training. Just keep it between us and all is good, let the others wonder why and how!
Speaking of weapons, It’s a great idea to start slow with this type of training. The classic dumbbell curls and tricep extension mean nothing when your working with full body exercises. If you think about it, when do you ever do isolate bicep curls at any point during real human movements such as mowing the lawn, riding a bike, canoeing, jumping over a fence? The point is not to isolate, but to work as a whole to strengthen as a whole.
The kettle bell swing attacks the weakest part of the human body on most people. If you’ve guessed the back side you’re right. It’s said that people are sitting down 9.3 hours per day which can lead to an increase in death by 40%. Holy hell that’s way too high so make sure to incorporate these bad boys if you can.
If you can’t, any pulling or extension movement will help you balance the body which increases range of motion. This will ultimately give you balance and good posture. Kill it!
Remember to focus on the back side, many people don’t and are hurt because of it!
Get Armed & Equipped!
PS – Drop a comment or two and let me know your thoughtson training and how you’re preparing to do battle, I want to know!