Coach @drdeaton and @marmalade_cream are like parrots... they could talk all day about anything. But we want to hear from YOU! Sound off in the comments — what kind of topics do you want us to cover in 2020?
40fit Tip! Remember how we used to gauge strength by, “what’s your bench?” Well, now we know that’s not the most important strength measure. But, for older lifters, the bench can be very difficult and painful as our shoulders get more mileage on them. So, many people, both male and female, give up on the bench because it is just too painful. The foundation for a healthy bench is the back arch and lifted chest position that postures the shoulder joint, rib cage, and supporting muscle groups to STABILIZE the shoulder. The big, lifted chest pulls the shoulder back against the bench to give it maximum contact. It also positions the elbows down below the shoulders at approx. 70 degrees. Notice that that the hips and shoulders both are staying on the bench! Lots of other stuff going on here, but let’s focus on the big back arch and lifted chest for healthier shoulders! #40fit #40fitradiopodcast #startingstrength #fortworthstrength @startingstrength @fortworthstrong #bigchest #bigbench @md3deaton
It’s time to change the stories we tell ourselves about our health and fitness. Maybe you’re the “bad knees” guy, or the “I herniated a disc in ‘98” lady. Maybe you tell yourself that your best years are behind you. We all create storylines about our lives, that shape our identity and guide our actions. The New Year is a perfect time to take a look at your narrative and change the way you see yourself!
Like... curls and stuff? Maybe! Barbells are the main thing, and training with them should comprise the majority of your strength training. The main thing is, well, the main thing! But there is space for accessory lifts in any strength program, especially o NBC e athletes move into intermediate and advanced programming. Accessories allow for extra recovery between heavy workouts, target muscle groups underutilized in the compound lifts, and can help drive hypertrophy by increasing the time under tension. Coach @drdeaton and @marmalade_cream discuss strategies for incorporating accessories into your program and some of their favorite accessory lifts.
George is 70, trains with Starting Strength at home, and drove over an hour to see a DPT who could treat his low back injury and truly believes in strength training! He did great and we fixed his problems. Go get stronger George! #riatastrong #riatatherapy #startingstrength @riatatherapy @startingstrength @drdeaton
Happy New Year! Change the narrative in the areas it needs changing, for your Fitness, Health and Lifestyle! Check out our latest podcast on Accessory Lifts and for the new year, Changing the Narrative! Coach D #40fit #40fitradiopodcast #40fitradio
We’ll admit it, we love to bee-yanch. But does the #benchpress deserve the same status as the Big 3? @drdeaton and @marmalade_cream discuss this very important upper body lift, and how Masters athletes should incorporate it into their training.
Mom always said “Press to impress.” (That’s how the saying goes, right? If the #squat is the most important lift you’ll ever do, then the #press is the most important UPPER body lift you’ll ever do! So put down those barbell curls and start doing #pressesforthedresses!
These ladies are over 50 & 60 but they’re not letting a little thing like age get in the way! Training with some barbells and body weight work! #40fit #40fitradio #fortworthstrength #startingstrength @b_abitz