I've said it before and I'll say it again... mobility training is just strength training at your end range. The more mobile you become, the more ranges of motion you can access and utilize, and the stronger and more ninja-like you become! Who doesn't want to be able to crush weights AND do the splits?! If that's not motivation to add more mobility in your life, I don't know what is.
If a person didn't have a visible six pack, it meant they needed to work out harder and restrict calories. "Being healthy is easy," I thought, "all you need is the willpower to cut carbs to stay in caloric deficit, and work out every day." It worked for me. Or I thought it did. Mind you, I was also 20 years old. ;)
Gymnastic strength training is a training modality that has elevated my level of body control over the last few years. Working with the rings, parallel bars, and bodyweight exercises like handstands is an amazing way to train stability, strength, and mobility. In today’s workout, we will do spice up some basic gymnastic strength exercises by using our kettlebells!
I completed the Weck Method certification a few weeks ago with Chris Chamberlin and David Weck in San Diego. I learned a ton about how to effectively train the core for locomotion, speed, agility, and strength. Their method of training the core is called “coiling core”, and it works to deeply activate the lats, obliques, and deep core muscles. You can incorporate the “coil” into almost any movement, and I had so much fun playing around with the coiled swing that I decided to include it in today’s workout!