Squats, handstands and 7 minute workouts

By September 30, 2016Stuff We Like
Woman handstand

This week we’ve particularly enjoyed not reading too much about nutrition and, instead, we’ve been concentrating on lots of workout ideas. Here are our favourites from the past week.

Since restarting his blog, Rusty Moore has written a couple of interesting three-part series which are worth reading. His series of recommendations often stem from an interest in aesthetics as well as, in this instance, goal specific training, as your work should be with clients. Here, he discusses why you might want to train to gain strength without size, and how to do it.

Here’s Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Jon Andersen’s Beginner Squat Workout takes just four workouts over a month and could possibly make you feel more uncomfortable than you ever have in a gym setting. His Deep Water Method definitely pushes you well beyond your comfort zone. Highly recommended if you’re interested in significantly pushing the boundaries of what you thought you were capable.

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Another three-part series, this time courtesy of JC Deen and Joy Victoria. The series takes you through a lot of the basics you need to think about when it comes to your strength training and nutrition in order to build muscle, and gives you access to Joy’s training program discussed within. Highly recommended reading for those who work with female clients, and any women who want to quickly learn what it takes to get in, and stay in, great shape.

Here’s Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

It’s no secret that we love gymnastics here, and Antranik hasn’t lied with his blog title! Instead, he’s delivered an exceptionally detailed tutorial for how to get yourself all the way to a straight (otherwise known as hollow) handstand. This wonderfully detailed guide takes you through warm ups, tests and progressive mobility and core strengthening exercises to help you with your shoulders and any other issues you might uncover, then through ever more tough drills until you’re totally proficient in a freestanding handstand. If you want to handstand, work through this blog post!

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Finishing on a lighter note, here’s something to share with people who feel they never have the time to train. These two 7-minute workouts (standard and advanced) aren’t meant to replace your other training but to add something different which you can do anywhere, at anytime. For some step by step instructions, and some of the reasoning behind the workouts, you can have a look here. The main link will take you to a page you can open up on any computer, phone or tablet, and then take you through the 7-minute workout of your choice.

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