Utilize the War Hammer for Reverse Lunge to create single leg strength and stability

Using the swivel attachment, olympic bar and War Hammer handle allows athletes to create different movements for training (click here to see PUR MOTION for the Renegade swivel attachment and War Hammer handle).

In the video above I'm using the War Hammer to perform a reverse lunge. Holding the bar at shoulder level,  I have to keep my core engaged throughout the entire movement, while driving through from the split to the standing position.

This exercise is perfect for leg drive, stability and single leg strength. 

'Clean & Jerk' unit perfect for combining upper and lower body strength movements

Pur Motion makes a training unit called the 'Clean and Jerk' that is perfect for performing olympic style movements while keeping your wrists in a neutral position'.  The attachment goes at the end of an olympic bar and athletes can perform explosive lifts such as cleans, snatches, etc. without the unnecessary torque on their wrists.

But you can do even more with the 'Clean and Jerk'

Check out the video above as I perform a standing split legged row combined with a split lunge.  Using the unit, it's smooth and efficient and I never have to put the weight down to reposition my hands. A great way to combine lower body and upper body strength movements.

Don't just track and log training sessions: take a stab at loggin your life

We can be very mindful of tracking our training sessions with various apps and pieces of technology.  

Tracking is important because it gives you a road map backwards over the terrain that you have traveled in your training, and can give you great feedback on how to train moving forward.

If we are so meticulous to do this in our training life, why not do it in our day-to-day lives?  Tracking our thoughts and daily events can add clarity to our lives and provide us with good focus on not only how to navigate forward, but gives us a "history" on our thought process.

And it's not just the content that we write down, but the process of which that can be clarifying.  Putting our thoughts down in a concrete format can act as a good way to flow our thoughts from the inside to the outside world and can be liberating for us.

Our journals can also be a plan of action blue print about actions we'd like to take moving forward in our lives.  Journals can be a way to reflect and a way to map out our lives.

Try it.

Search within to find what you really want

We spend countless hours and precious time searching for the "thing" outside of us to make us happy, more confident, stronger, and more successful.  This search takes us to things that we think will give us what we crave, and finding that "thing" cant be like searching for the holy grail.

But search no more! I truly believe that everything that we need exists inside of us.  It may take a moment of self reflection, or an "aha!" moment to find it, but what you are seeking is inside of you.

I heard it said once that "whatever you're seeking is also seeking you". I also believe that whatever your seeking is also inside of you.  No need to look outside for the better you, take the search inward.  It may be a search that takes you on a nice journey of self reflection and realization about who you are and what you want in life, and that's okay.  

The process of finding what we want and who we are begins with us.  Stop searching outside, and search within. You'll like what you find.

War Hammer Landmine Kneeling Press

As if I haven't gabbed about the beauty of the War Hammer enough recently, I here is another post on one of the advantages of using the War Hammer. (note: the War Hammer is the handle device that goes on the end of the barbell with the other end going into a traditional landmine swivel unit).

The kneeling press is done exactly how it sounds, on one knee.  The arm pressing will be on the same side of the body that has the knee on the ground. The thing that I like the most is that you must stabilize your torso in a kneeling position as you press the War Hammer/bar overhead. This does not allow for any assistance from the body in the form of 'dipping and pressing the bar", so it's all arm action.

A great alternative to the traditional military overhead press, and kneeling makes the balancing part a bit challenging as well.