Performing well in strength sports isn’t so much about moving big weights all the time.
Rather, it’s about consistently spending time under the bar, mastering your craft. But it’s hard to spend the necessary time under the bar if you’re hurting. Staying relatively injury-free allows you to maximize the quality of your training time and reach more of your potential, but it’s not always easy to do.
Below are some key points to consider in order to help prevent injuries and keep you coming back to the gym feeling ready:
Warm up sufficiently
Guest post by Bonnie Schroeder
If you know me (in person or via social media), you know my perception of reality is slightly... warped. I am constantly forgetting I'm pushing 125 lbs on a good day and 5'3" with my squat shoes on.
In my mind, I have the same size and presence of Chad Wesley Smith, Ray Williams, or Brian Shaw. What led to this overdose in confidence? This extreme positive mental dysmorphia?
I didn't know what...
When competing for the first time, we tend to overanalyze and worry about minor things that may negatively impact our performance. There are a thousand different things going on in your head, and some of them might sound like this:
“I forgot my membership card; ah! What am I going to do?”
“I forgot my belt…AND my knee sleeves…AND my wrist wraps!”
“That person is so much stronger than me, what am I doing here?”
“Rack Heights? What’s that? Jesus, maybe I’m not ready for this.”
The list goes on (and yes, I’ve done all of the...
Whether you’re new to the tracking lifestyle or an experienced tracker, what you pick up from the grocery store can dramatically impact your success in sticking to your plan, as well as the amount of food you can fit into your macros.
The grocery store is a place I can spend hours in, analyzing all the various brands and foods that are available. I often do multiple trips to a few different grocery stores each week, so that I can get my favourite brands of everything. Here are 6 mistakes I have found myself and others who...