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home exercise secrets to get strong

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

With a resounding sign of relief, another page in the calendar turns as we enter September. Though I know many will consider my commentary near heresy, I am glad to say goodbye to August and those lazy days of summer as it is time to punch the pedal down.

It goes without saying that I have done my best of dressing up a more reserved exterior or last covering a very aggressive approach in much of my personal life as well as career. As many reading have heard, when the doorway of opportunity is in front of you, don’t tap meekly and inside kick the damn thing down.

Kicking the door down is both an old-fashioned, roll up your sleeves approach that needs to be re-invigorated but also a simple approach. It is the team that steps up the line saying, we’re running tackle to tackle and there isn’t a damn thing you can do and in many a way the approach of those who despite all odds excel because they out work the opposition.

Yet kicking the door down often involves a sense of “simplicity” that plays a major role in the success of home training environments.

“Simplicity” does not only apply to diet but equally to exercise patterns as most are making the error of over-complicating matters. A simple pull-up bar, possibly rafters in a garage, box which in my case are stacked granite and stones, medicine balls, skipping rope and basic barbell can do the job quite well.

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home exercise secrets to build power

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

Though it is often considered less than optimal exercising at home provides a vast array of advantages for enthusiasts. While you are unlikely to have the glittering machinery found in a commercial facility, the convenience of exercising at home as well as avoiding commute time and costly gym memberships far outweighs any concern. Additionally, this can allow the user to say employ a professional trainer in lieu of gym memberships and either exercise in their home or a common ground. This, amongst a number of other reasons is why I believe the home based training system and the new breed of professional trainer work hand-in-hand in creating a superior environment.

This draws up a point of equipment does not need to be fancy or expensive and often the best results are gained in simplified environments. I equally say this after completing a quick burst of the workout (in the very early hours of the morning) where the Hi-Box is a series of stacked granite slabs that I will configure to use for an array of movements. Many years ago, whilst touring a top collegiate program the coach wanted to “show off” his new exercise facility but quickly judged my unimpressed reaction and noted it was something they “had to do” to assist recruiting. In one of my less-than tactful moments I noted how this was not a “place of work” and in the ensuing season the players proved that out with season quickly cost the coach his job.

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home exercise secrets to build strength

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

Whether your focus is losing weight or adding muscle much can be accomplished at home with some straightforward bodyweight movements. While many consider bodyweight “easy”, there are in-fact the evolution of a dedicated exercise enthusiast and can be of the most challenging work an individual will encounter. Though it may not have the marketability that more brawny images of the iron-game that should not deter anyone from using bodyweight movements or for that matter thinking you have to spend a great deal of gym memberships or costly equipment.

At present I am nursing a peculiar new injury that does not have a big impact upon sports performance but can be an issue with training, the healing process has been slap shifted into top gear with bodyweight work, specific movements to target the area and a commitment to my supplement regime. However while dealing with this upper body injury my training, with some limitations in pulling actions has seen virtually no interruption on gains with bodyweight and medicine ball movements.

This is where it gets very interesting (well, “interesting” for those of us who spend a lifetime debating on the merits of certain exercises and how it impacts sports performance, fitness and health) as movements such as the Hi-Box Step Up are questionably superior to Squats and without a doubt interchangeable. In-fact my great concerns with Squats are not it being the most important weighted movement but the vast majority, including many a “big name” coach performs incorrectly and turns into a “torso lift”. This has seen many, particular those using a wide base version, reducing VMO development, creating series of imbalances and ultimately leaning too far forward in the movement that is possibly caused by poor flexibility and core strength.

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home exercise training secrets

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

In preparing this daily blog we are consistently reviewing feedback of readers and upon understanding their goals and levels of experience within exercise planning a route to attain their aspirations. This does not come with a clever sales tactic or prompt but simply because we as a collective team care.

“Caring” is an interesting commodity in the business front as while many focus on a financial statement bottom-line, my goal is to help you attain yours as well as many more that my years of experience provides. From my understanding of the principals of USPlabs, I can safely tell you without their prior knowledge they follow the same model of putting our clients best interests first.

It is a business practice of mine that I adopted prior to the new millennium and while it might drive the “numbers crunchers” crazy, there is a special pride in your career when you do what you do for the benefit of others. Quite obviously it is a carryover from sport and anyone who knows what it is like to take the inside pitch, to break the wedge, to set a pick or make a sliding tackle knows where this goes as like it in the field of competition, the best interest of others come first.

This past weekend was a trying one for many with Hurricane Irene causing havoc on many in the eastern part of the United States. My thoughts and prayers, as well as speaking on behalf of the team of USPlabs and mine of Renegade Training is you, friends and family came out unscathed.

Given many will be at home this week cleaning up a mess or dealing with businesses temporarily closed I think it best to provide a fun series of free workouts with only modest equipment needs and a perfect way to kick start a “get fit at home” effort.

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Coffee is meant to be black, 26 August

Category : A Style of Life, John Davies

Dark exteriors often hide the truth and why coffee is meant to be black – J. Davies 26 August 2011

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