It is a common sentiment to feel that, due to the obligations of career and family, you don’t have the time to become as fit as you might like. Here’s the good news: world class, age-group strength and conditioning is obtainable through an hour a day six days per week of training. It turns out that the intensity of training that optimizes physical conditioning is not sustainable past forty-five minutes to an hour. Athletes that train for hours a day are developing skill or training for sports that include adaptations inconsistent with elite strength and conditioning. Past one hour, more is not better!
Today's CrossFit WOD
There’s nothing more impressive than a massive lift, but it’s worth pointing out that even the biggest and strongest lifters can neglect the smaller, less sexy muscles in their quest for getting better.
I’m talking about the ones that help the larger muscles do their jobs better and keep you lifting longer and stronger, without having to pay a visit to the physical therapist’s table. I had the chance to speak to a few PTs and collect some tips and specific exercises to work smaller muscle groups…