Educate, Educate, Educate:) simple lessons for today students and myself:)
Todays lesson was subtle and simple...like usual. Today (meaning wednesdays class workout) was 60 seconds on of an exercise and then 60 seconds rest before doing same with next exercise....for 10 different exercises. This is fine, no problem...one thing, here in chicago most all of these movements are brand new to all students, cleans, presses, hindu push ups and split squats then front squats and deadlifts....man that is alot of technique training. So i thought about it and decided instead of trying to force them to get it and do it fast paced and then go to the next and next i would focus on them getting full and proper range of motion on each movement, then do the 60 seconds of that movement and then we'd move on to learn, train and then do the next 60 second set...IT WORKED AWESOME!! My goal at the start of class was for all students to learn how to do each exercise with perfect form at their level. So what i did was really focus on making that happen for each and all and they got it and the results were great! Perfect example is the push up, some cannot do knee push ups without collapsing the low back and neck alot, so all i did to find the perfect challenging level for each by using higher and higher boxes til they could go all the way down to touching chest between thumbs while keeping strong alignment throughout and it worked great...we did this same approach for all exercises...did 1 arm clean and 1 arm presses same way, find right weight, then challenge properly to make them work hard for 60 seconds:)....so i took the class workouts and made them all about educating all students to how to do each exercise fully and properly and they crushed it!!
MBG 1 restoration - did Eischens Yoga beginner sequence in class...short and sweet!!!
MBG 2 training - Train technique...educate the body and mind to work together here again worked perfect for me and jeremy today as we practiced free handstand push ups for a ton of sets (about 10:) of 1 and 2s...alternated this with bar muscle ups and 1 arm assisted chin ups for about 5x5, jeremy is working on doing MU's with almost no momentum, now that is bad ass!!!:) Then we moved onto a simple and tough prison 10-2 workout of L seat chinups to chest and handstand push ups...if you did not finish your set fully then you had to do 5 x for each rep with push ups...which neither had to do and 1 cliff crawl for each L seat rep missed which i had to do 3 x's haha:)
MBG 3 plantstrong eating -
- maca cafe'
- kale, banana, mango, pea protein, walnuts, coconut water
- spinach, mango, coconut water, walnuts, pea protein...yes i know, same meal, short on time:) haha
- slice of vegan cake:) haha
- mung beans, baby spinach, almonds, onions, tomatoes