Posts tagged strength
Lift - A Journey For Strength & Performance #3 - Maintaining Strength During Travels

I am currently in week 2, sadly the final week, of my amazing travels through SE Asia. I began this trip with the intention to focus on bodyweight strength training as a means to maintain strength and improve on some weaknesses I have. Bodyweight training is one of those modalities I've been wanting to integrate more into my training program back home because I believe movements like Pistol Squats, One Arm Push-Ups, Pull-Ups/Chin-Ups, L-Sits, Levers, etc are the ultimate demonstration of body control and mastery - just check out the gymnasts during the Olympics! 

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Lift - A Journey for Strength and Performance #1: Weight management for performance

Any hard gainer will tell you, it's not easy putting on weight, and it's especially difficult doing it without eating "dirty". To make weight for the meet above I was eating everything - most notably Little Debbie's Oatmeal Cream Pies - Soooooo good! As nice as the eat anything to get your macros approach to weight gain is, it's not the best approach for enhancing pound-for-pound strength and performance. I can feel the difference in weight now compared to that first meet and my numbers are showing that.

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