3 of the Best: This Week's Top Articles, Vol. 40
Welcome to our weekend roundup, Three of the Best! Every Saturday, we'll post up Breaking Muscle's top three articles of the week. These pieces have caught your attention throughout the last seven days. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.
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#1 - Courage Corner: Leaving the Gym for Better Training
With growing commitments and less time to train, I realized that my gym would have to be at home. I worried it wouldn't be possible to train effectively without a big facility.
#2 - The Cal Poly Armor Building Program
Root. Foundation. Base. These terms are interchangeable when talking about becoming a complete athlete. The most prolific athletes of our time have two intangible qualities that are the underpinning to their success: root and body awareness. Explosiveness, speed, agility, balance, strength, and power are a product of root and body awareness.
The Cal Poly Armor program came out of necessity. I was out with my football team teaching change of direction work and noticed a disconnect with their footing and turns. I spent weeks coaching specific things, saying the same cues a hundred different ways and couldn’t get them to display what I was asking. And then it dawned on me: we didn’t have a solid root. We had to go back to the most fundamental basics so all of the fancy stuff could flourish.
#3 - Turbo Charged Kettlebells: The Double Swing
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