Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tension and Relaxation the "balance of" those two things is not a simple as "only use as much tension as you need" and other stuff... We practice tension in our lifts but simply saying that you should only use "as much as you need" is NOT the practice of the balance of these two things... There is a DVD called "Fast & Loose-DVD
Secrets of the Russian Champions: Dynamic Relaxation Techniques for Elite Performance
" Fast and Loose or does any RKC remember the "shake and bake" drills? Relaxation is just as much of a skill as Tension so you must practice both. Don't want to experience the negative effects of practicing Tension then learn to "shake" it off and practice relaxation. A pendulum swings to both extremes - trying to stay in the middle doesn't really make sense. And add Indian Clubs - a restorative method of using efficiently integrated movement patterns at varying speeds. Takes your relaxation and adds speed (when appropriate) to the equation.

Training/Learning for today...
Prep - ASLR and Brettzel
CC Knee Tucks x 15, 15, 15
Push-ups x 10, 10, 10
32 kg Goblet Squat x 5
32 kg Arm bar + leg raise x one set on each side
32 kg Get-up x 3 singles each side
{32 kg Push Press x 5+5 + 32 kg 2 arm swing x 10} x 5 sets
1# Club swinging

Heaviest session since surgery - feeling good


Unknown said...

Hey Brett

32 kg Arm bar + leg raise x one set on each side

What this? I know arm bar but leg raise? Could you explain?
Love your posts, btw. They are very educational.
Thank you Zach

Brett Jones said...

the leg raise is explained in the Kettlebells from the Ground Up manual - it is a version of the FMS Active Straight Leg Raise

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