Most things in life don’t allow the option of sitting or lying in a more comfortable position to do physical work. Power is gathered from the ground up. This means that any movement we do requires action through the entire body. Sometimes this is as simple as performing exercises you might do seated while standing. But what this really means is that when performing power exercises, movement should begin at the feet. Many people make the mistake of performing upper body power exercises such as Med Ball Chest Passes with no lower body involvement. Practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect. This is not only true for skill but for training as well. Why perform and reinforce movements that don’t improve general athleticism or mimic movement we want to occur naturally?
Jaime Gamache M.Ed., CSCS, is Owner and Head Strength Coach at The Way Human Performance Institute. Follow us also on Facebook and Twitter. Any questions or requests for future topics, please email firstname.lastname@example.org