Out w/ the old, and in with the new…Today’s post is a remix on some common gym exercises. These exercises are all ones that you see just about any time you walk into a gym. Some of you have probably been doing these same exercise since your 9th grade middle school PE teacher taught them to you. The problem is, as we’ve gained a better understanding about training, these exercises have become ineffective and outdated. My goal today is to show you alternative, and more effective versions of each of these exercises.
Exercise Upgrade: Changing How You View These 4 Common Exercises
Re-Think Core Training: 3 Exercises to Replace Sit Ups
As the fitness and sports performance fields have evolved, so has the understanding of functional exercise. We are doing a better job of doing exercises that transfer to real life, and help us perform your best. But one area that is still lagging behind is core training.
There is a gross misunderstanding of how your core actually works. Tell me, how many times have you seen someone do a crunch on the football field? Or how many times have you done a sit up as your playing with your kids? I think it’s time we re-think core training, and start doing exercises that improve our quality of life, and our performance!