Tips to Improve Your Weight Lifting Routine
Lifting 2.0: Upgrade Your Workout
Get Going from the Get-go
You wouldn't use an outdated version of your web browser or favorite application, so why are you doing the same tired workout? Just like software, weight-lifting routines need the occasional upgrade. From eccentric quasi isometrics (more on that later) and farmer's walks to ring presses and sandbag training, our fitness experts have provided some fresh enhancements to keep your routine current.
It all starts right when you boot up your workout, says Jason Ferruggia, a strength and conditioning coach who's worked with more than 500 athletes from 90 different NCAA, NHL, NFL, and MLB teams. "Start each workout with an explosive power exercise such as box jumps or medicine ball throws," says Ferruggia. These explosive movements will excite your central nervous system and make your performance on the following moves even more effective.
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