Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday
1. I know these digital videos have been making their way around the internet for a few weeks now, but I just wanted to post them here because they’re THAT good. If you’re in any way affiliated with the fitness industry you’ll definitely get a kick out of them. THESE VIDEOS ARE NSFW…..due to language. So, unless you’re actually looking for a reason to get fired, put on your headphones. You’ve been warned.
And, to whomever made this video, I’d like to shake your hand/nominate you for an Academy Award/have your baby. This is classic!
And because I don’t want all the Crossfitters to get their panties all up in a bunch, here’s another video throwing powerlifters under the bus.
2. Since Eric and I completed our little deadlifting experiment a few weeks ago, I’ve been inundated with e-mails asking if I’d be willing to discuss the particulars behind the actual program. In a nutshell here’s what we did:
- Gave each other a high five for being crazy enough to actually go through with it.
- 10×1, 7×3, 4×7, 5×5—–those are what the sets/reps looked like for each corresponding day.
- Understandably, everything else was pretty much put on hiatus during the three weeks that we did this program. So, it’s not like we were doing a lot of additional lower body training during this time. For example, on the 10×1 days, that was all I would do. It literally took me upwards of 45-50 minutes just to do ten reps (last week was ten reps of 505); and truth be told, the thought of doing anything after that made me want to vomit blood. Okay, not really- but I think you get the jist. It’s not like I was skipping over to the glute ham raise afterwards.
- We would still train other movements, albeit in limited fashion. So, on a 5×5 day, we might add in some horizontal push variation, a light single leg movement, some scapular stability exercise, and something like Pallof Presses. The key point to remember here, is that this was a SPECIALIZATION program. I think a major mistake that many people make with their training is that they try to do too many things at once, and as a result, never really see the fruits of their labor. It’s kind of like the guy who’s goal is to get so shredded that he has vascularity in his eyebrows, yet he also wants to squat a mack truck. Pick ONE goal and go with it. You’ll be much more successful that way.
- Eric actually summarizes the whole program in this week’s episode of The Fitcast. So rather than me blabble on and on, you can actually listen to him talk about the in’s and out’s of what we did.
3. I’m short on time this morning, so I’m going to have to leave it at that. Tomorrow, I hope to continue the discussion from Friday’s blog about the Pareto Principle, and how it applies to health/fitness/nutrition. Suffice it to say, it should be pretty interesting. But not as interesting as this………