Balanced Existence

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Entries Tagged ‘Exercise’

Pick Heavy Stuff Up

How many times a day do you bend from your lower back instead of sitting your hips back, bending the knees slightly and keeping your back straight? Straight. Not to be confused with vertical. Sadly, many do get the deadlift wrong, often by going too heavy too soon, destroying their form and their back in the process. This is the fault of the person. Not the movement pattern, which is as fundamental as the squat and lunge.

The Joy of Two-a-Day’s

Most days I like to lift something heavy. Pulling a couple of heavy reps really doesn’t take much energy. In fact for me I find it wakes me right up. I speculate that it may be a nervous system thing. Best of all, no matter what happens later on in the day I know I’ve gotten some quality movement in by front-loading it early on in my day.