There is nothing new

Im talking in strength and conditioning here

 

Cus I see so much stuff over the internet about new exercises etc

 

But the main principles of conditioning are always the same

 

Have a little research of old style gyms, the things that used to be in them

 

Balance beams, rings, leather medicine balls, ropes, climbing apparatus

 

When I was growing up back in the 80’s every hall had a section that pulled out into a climbing frame and ropes with mats underneath in case you fell

 

Health and safety wasn’t something that was of particular interest back then

 

But just like a toddler learning to walk, you got some pretty clean feedback if you didn’t get it right

 

In the toddlers case its falling over when trying to balance or take a step

 

When climbing a rope it’s pretty similar, but maybe a little more painful depending on how high you are the time when you technique lets you down

                                                                                                      

It seems things now how come full circle

 

The industrial style gyms of crossfit are looking very similar to those old gyms

 

Exercises based around movements

 

And look at how strongman training took off over in the USA

 

People wondered why some lads were getting into the college system and into their football being strong as an ox, despite not coming from a typical gym background

 

Well it turned out they didn’t need a gym to get strong

 

These lads were working on farms, carrying hay bails, lifting, pushing pressing, and it was having a pretty awesome effect

 

So when it comes to your conditioning, don’t worry if you cant get to a fancy gym

 

I had someone message me the other day having a go because I had to use a corridor to do some half kneeling bowling work saying ‘pro sport my ar@e’

 

Well it’s the content of a session that matters and not where you do it

 

We have guys on the Inner Circle who have created their own gyms with basic kit

 

Don’t be fooled into thinking it needs to be something new

 

Dewsy

 

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