Are you living your BEST Life?
Your Best Life is the one where you focus on each and every moment, immersed in the very activity that you are in.
It's your Best Life when you set your life goals and work hard towards them, knowing that the possibility of failure does exist, yet you work towards them anyways.
It's your Best Life when you look around at everything in your life---the good, the bad, the ugly---and still feel the blessing of being truly alive.
That's one of things that draws me to performance training and human development. This idea that in spite of how difficult or easy each training session is, we can be living our Best Life while immersed in the sets, reps, miles, and yardage of it all.
At our very core, we are all driven by SOMETHING. We may not know what that "something" is, but we are all driven by something that moves us towards our BEST LIFE.
Go live yours.
Using The TrainingMask while performing Hex Bar deadlifts is a great way that I've learned to increase my power output. Since The TrainingMask is a tool that is designed to improve your conditioning, strength, and power it's the separator between someone who is really in great shape from someone who is not.
Hex Bar deadlifts with the TM enable me to do more work and sustain that work load longer, giving me the stamina, endurance, and workout capacity I need to get the results i'm looking for.
I've also varied it where I will alternate wearing the mask every other set so that my body can see the difference between training with and training without the mask. Sort of like contrast training.
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I have used so many different training devices in my time,
both as an athlete and performance trainer. One of my go-to's is the Training Mask.
To summarize, it is a device used to decrease air flow which them enables you to increase both your lung capacity and cardio conditioning.
I used it months ago in the above video where I went through a circuit of:
- Hang Cleans
- Glute Ham Plate Sit Ups
- Med ball Box Jumps
- Wood Chops
- Landmine Rotational Cleans
Suffice it to say that not only did the Training Mask challenge me, but it added another level to the workout itself. By my own estimation, it made the training session about 25% harder.
Want to increase your lung capacity and conditioning? Design a good training program, them strap on a Training Mask and get to work!
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Explosive exercises such as hang cleans and plyo box jumps are great for building traditional explosiveness for athletes. After all, a big cornerstone trait of some of the best athletes is their ability to be explosive during competition.
Doing a rotational clean is a great way to build multi directional explosiveness. Being explosive in a"linear" way is great, but even better is the ability to be explosive in different planes.
Check out the above video of the rotational clean as Nicole performs it with the Pur Motion War Hammer and Landmine unit.
She starts off with a side ways staggered "sports start" stance, and explodes around to finish in a square stance. The rotation of the movement adds to the challenge of exploding in a sideways manor with her feet changing from staggered to square.
The nature of Sports often is about moving side ways, forwards, backwards, stopping, starting, jumping, etc.
Use the rotational clean for multi-directional explosive training, and see how well it impacts your performance!