WORKOUT: Strength 3
Nothing personal, but, your form sucks.
Remember the “Your form sucks” article in the CFJ:
“But if you practice with this “get ’er done” sense of wild abandon and lack of form, you are limiting your own success. Never be afraid to take a step back and focus on the fundamentals. Build the base of your pyramid as wide as you can that one day you can build it higher.” (Zimmer, 2010, CFJ)
Straight talk here…crashing around is not going to shred us down and cut the fat. This whole “Whoa, I got smoked, I was sweaty and out-of-breath” is a delusion factor in our fitness, leading people to believe it’s some magic fat-melter. Well, dag, if that’s all it takes, then go drop a stinkpickle in a port-o-john on a hot summer’s day.
Let’s look further:
Say someone’s form really sucks. And sucks here refers to horrid range-of-motion.
…Like pushups that are just little turtle neck reaches.
…Or squats that are just mini-butt pulses.
…Or burpees where throwing arms overhead means we jumped 6inches.
You all know what we’re talking about.
So, on the pushups, let’s say we move 6 inches less than full range.
***Multiplied by 60 reps per week (just a number I made up b/c it’s the internet).
***Multiply that by 12 weeks.
***That’s a total of 111 meters less movement. (And that’s just 1 exercise!)
Now put that into a larger context of doing that on every movement, every workout for 3 months (pushups, squats, pull ups, burpees, mountain climbers, and on and on).
…By the end of 12 weeks, could someone have moved 1000m less than thought?
And it ends where we’ve all seen it end. The person says, “But I’m still fat, I’m not making gains.”
Without absolute fullness of each movement (STRIKING PERFECT FORM), only a % of results is possible.
What does it take?
…MFT to commit to doing things rightly.
…Strength to hold positions.