It’s time for another weekly installment of The Weekly Roundup: The Things That Didn’t Suck. Each week I’ll feature 3 awesome articles that I read during the week that I feel everyone can benefit from, then some random highlights and lowlights from the week for some extra news. Each week you can expect to get quick access to impactful info and learn something new. A lot of stuff on the web just sucks – but not this stuff! Want on the list? Submit your best stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org!
THESE 3 EXERCISES ARE A WASTE OF TIME
People love majoring in the minors, especially when it comes to “functional training.” I get it. Bullshit functional training is easier than actually busting your ass to get stronger. But even lazy lifters eventually get sick and tired of wasting their time and getting poor results.
Sure, there’s a time and place for using small and strategic exercises to improve a weak link in strength, function, or physique, but there are also some exercises that people have been brainwashed into doing – stuff that should be avoided like bad seafood.
Here are some of the worst culprits, along with better alternatives that will actually give you results.
Written By: John Rusin
Published By: T-Nation
THE BEST T-BAR ROW YOU’VE NEVER DONE
Written By: Joel Seedman
Published By: AdvancedHumanPerformance.com
ONE THING THAT’S MISSING FROM YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT
Living in the Moment
With loss of play, comes stress. While just playing, children can live in the movement and don’t have to worry about winning or losing.
At this rate we are developing the most anxiety-filled, stressed out generation ever.
Learn About Themselves and Others
Play allows kids free interaction with their peers to learn about relationships. The stale structured world of sports turns them into robots.
With early sports specialization, their sport can become their identity. They aren’t able to freely find who they are and what they like. Kids at an early age don’t know what they like, they often times make decisions solely based on what will make their parents happy. This includes choosing which sport they “want” to play.
Learn Problem Solving Skills
Watch a bunch of kids playing in a group together. They will begin to create games to help keep themselves entertained.
I remember as a kid creating a “war” game with the neighborhood kids where we chased each other around with toy guns. Sounds like a typical game that boys would play right?
We came up with rules and we argued about those rules. Again, what boys do.
We didn’t know it but we were learning how to solve problems on our own. One thing that can help set people apart in life is the ability to solve problems, making them better citizens in this world.
Once again the structure of organized sports can suppress this. Play can help teach children how to share and collaborate.
It is time to reconsider filling our kids lives with sports for the sake of physical development. Kids need stimulation, and not the same one everyday. They need new and different stimulus to continue to grow.
The same goes for their physical development. They need to run, climb ropes and ladders, swing on the the monkey bars, and chase their friends. The best part…there is no pressure for perfection, they are just learning the best and most efficient ways to move through trial and error.
Written by: Mitch Gill
Published by: GillTrainingSystems.com
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
STREAM EPISODE 9 OF THE SAVED BY THE BARBELL PODCAST!
Episode 9 of the podcast went live on Tuesday! Did you miss it? Listen here as we go in on the very important topic of CREATING YOUR OWN WORKOUT PROGRAM! Of course, fitness is not one-size-fits-all, but this show is packed with ways to create a very effective training program!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PART 2:
Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to be featured on The Xceleration Fitness podcast, hosted by Ben Boudro & John Papp. This was a great experience and so much fun to talk some shop with two great dudes who I truly respect. We go deep into my personal journey in my career and much more. Check it out above!
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