3 MUSTS To Keep You Outta SNAP CITY
First things first…
The only reason I am even writing this – is because I snapped my shit up.
If that shit had never happened I wouldn’t have ever given a rats-ass about training muscles which don’t help me look good or make me stronger
But cest la vie (that’s french mutherfucker)
sometimes lifes mishaps count as a blessing
With that said…
Now that I’ve gone and mashed-up my back I’ve had to re-evaluate how I train and figure out other alternatives to make myself a bigger, stronger human with few weak points
This journey has allowed me to discover 3 MUSTS in my training when done properly will help anyone eradicate the likelihood of ending up in snap city
I suggest you read on to find out what these 3 MUSTS are – so you never wind up laid-out in bed on a nice spring day
Alright, so what are these 3 so-called MUSTS you gotta do to avoid SNAP CITY?
Hold your fuckin horses and I’ll tell you
The first MUST you’ve gotta do is Unilateral training
Growing up in the hey-day of bodybuilding, I used to think single leg training was for pussies. None of the big dudes I knew ever did any sort of lunges – everything was squat, squat, dead
Problem with that sort of thinking is; it can lead to injury.
If all you do is squat (or dead) you neglect left/right asymmetries in your body.These asymmetries are often developed just by using one side more than the other during your daily activities
Now imagine what happens as you load the asymmetrical body with a 500lb back squat
It’s gonna distribute that load unevenly…
Each and every rep is going to lead to wear and tear, then eventually POWWWW
your shit’s tore-up
One way to prevent this from happening is to incorporate unilateral training. It’s one of the few things that’ll allow you to load the body, concurrently build muscle while correcting length tension issues and addressing left/right asymmetries.
NOT too fuckin shabby
So you are thinking okay, okay Teiko – that isn’t bad but you’ve gotta have more up your sleeve than a few sets of lunges… dontcha?
Of course mon frere (that’s french muthafucker) the second must you’ve gotta do to avoid SNAP city is… Core Training
(Sidenote:) No one hates the term core training more than I do…
When I hear the term I cringe, it conjures up images of skinny lil trainers named Blaine in skin tight underarmour- training fat ladies on balance boards
Luckily, that’s not what core training is really about
The type of core training I am talking about is stuff that allows you to train the midsection in multiple planes and bust a down sweat…
You know Zercher squats, Palloff presses, and Renegade rows…
With that said… most people have to work up to that sort of training
Here’s a simple test… try holding a traditional plank for 2 minutes
If you can’t do that, it’s time to regress your core training and go back to the basics.
If you are a champ and can hold that sumabitch like it ain’t no thang
You might wanna look at more advanced methods of core training like THIS
Okay third and certainly not least… The final piece of avoiding SNAP city is to incorporate… Rolling patterns
I know what you may be thinking… and no I’m not talking about that sort of rolling ya weedhead
I’m talking about rolling on the floor to for core sequencing and development.
Admittedly this shit looks weird (video below) but there is a theory that reverting back to your primal movement patterns will allow you to address any instability issues you have within your body.
Notice how babies have to roll before they crawl, and crawl before they walk?
Well that’s you baby… you’ve gotta take your ass back on the ground and learn to roll again
Try it… I guarantee that shit is wayyyyy harder than it looks
When you perform these rolling patterns you teach the body the proper sequencing of the inner core muscles and get the inner core muscles firing properly again.
It’s conclusion time son…
So there you have it… 3 MUSTS if you wanna build a bulletproof body. Some of this shit looks strange and can be easily written-off… if you’ve never suffered from injury.
But if you did – THAT WOULD BE DUMB
Don’t be a stubborn goat like me, incorporate these MUSTS into your training so you don’t end up laying in bed (MISERY styles) while the rest of the world enjoys the nice spring weather.
Go Big Or Go Home