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    Combination Mobility for the Thoracic Spine

    April 15th, 2014

    What’s new with The Flexible Periodization Method?

    Victory Loves Preparation – How to Squeeze More Training Effect out of the Warm-Up Time is the first, and to our knowledge only, science based yet super practical (2 day) workshop available to strength coaches and personal trainers today, that, within the principles of The Flexible Periodization Method, teaches

    • How to periodize the content of the general and specific warm up
    • How to create optimal synergy between the general and specific warm up and the main training program

    We recently filmed more than 70 exercises from the workshop and are getting ready to offer those exercises in an electronic format.

    We are considering the best format to offer these videos (streaming or electronic downloads). If you are interested in these videos when they are ready, please email me to let me know in what format you would prefer to have the videos.

    Thank you for reading to the end of this blog post!
    Karsten

    PS: My recommended introduction to periodization is our free video course “The Most Useful Definition of Periodization and The 4 Reasons that you MUST base your programs on Periodization if you want to see the best possible results for your athletes/clients.” Get it at www.yestostrength.com (email required).

    PPS: Would you like to experience Victory Loves Preparation + other NSCA-accredited workshops? Click here and scroll to the bottom.

    Email: karsten@yestostrength.com
    Phone: 647-869-YESS (9377)
    Mississagua, ON, Canada

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    Extreme Ab&Arm Wheel vs Traditional Ab Wheel – Shoulder Joint

    April 8th, 2014

    Abdominal roll outs should be considered a medium to advanced exercise.

    Neutral spinal curvatures should be maintained. It is very effective to use a dowel rod (touching the back of the head, the ribcage and the sacrum) to provide the athlete or fitness client with kinaesthetic feedback on their spinal curves.

    Another method that makes it easier to control spinal curvatures is to start in the rolled out position and lift the knees off the floor. Starting in a push up position with the knees bent and rolling forward from there will accomplish the same thing.

    A standing start will almost invariably involve a curved back from the beginning and is, in general, not recommend (there are other methods to increase the challenge for the advanced athlete/fitness client).

    I recommend French Press Diaphragmatic Breathing during exercises with any type of Abdominal Wheel (A Course In Breathing).

    Different tempos, including isometric holds can be effective with any type of abdominal roll outs – See The Tempo Matrix.

    Questions and thoughts on the Extreme Ab&Arm Wheel vs Traditional Ab Wheel are welcomed!

    Karsten

    PS: My recommended introduction to periodization is our free video course “The Most Useful Definition of Periodization and The 4 Reasons that you MUST base your programs on Periodization if you want to see the best possible results for your athletes/clients.” Get it at www.yestostrength.com (email required).

    PPS: Would you like to experience A Course In Breathing + other NSCA-accredited workshops. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

    Email: karsten@yestostrength.com
    Phone: 647-869-YESS (9377)
    Mississagua, ON, Canada

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    Extreme Ab&Arm Wheel vs Traditional Ab Wheel – Elbow Joint

    April 1st, 2014

    Abdominal roll outs should be considered a medium to advanced exercises.

    After the necessary flexibility is developed (see the previous blog post), the bird dog and plank type of exercises can be used to prepare beginning athlete and client for roll outs.

    I recommend French Press Diaphragmatic Breathing during exercises with any type of Abdominal Wheel (A Course In Breathing).

    Different tempos, including isometric holds can be effective with any type of abdominal roll outs – See The Tempo Matrix.

    Questions and thoughts on the Extreme Ab&Arm Wheel vs Traditional Ab Wheel are welcomed!

    Karsten.

    PS: My recommended introduction to periodization is our free video course “The Most Useful Definition of Periodization and The 4 Reasons that you MUST base your programs on Periodization if you want to see the best possible results for your athletes/clients.” Get it at www.yestostrength.com (email required).

    PPS: Would you like to experience A Course In Breathing + other NSCA-accredited workshops. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

    Email: karsten@yestostrength.com
    Phone: 647-869-YESS (9377)
    Mississagua, ON, Canada

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