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DRS STRONG WEEK 40- MIDLINE STABILIZATION IMPORTANCE

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Written by Rosario Rios Aguilar on 28 June 2015.

“Sucess in life simply comes when you refuse to give up and commit to showing up.”

So here we are at the end of JUNE! Let’s ask ourselves what goals did we accomplish that we set for ourselves at the beginning of the month? Ok so I think a lot of us have work to do on writing specific goals that are realistic, specific and reachable. So let’s keep that thought in mind this week because we will be helping you get a measurable goal list that you can write on the board for July and keep for yourselves to build upon as you start accomplishing certain skills or previous goals. Stay on the look out for the Goal Setting Blog we will be releasing later on this week.

Now, let’s talk about our DRS Paddleboard WOD on saturday! What a SUCCESS!!! We have to say that everyone brought in great energy and the water was full of great souls having fun as a community and enjoying a little workout and burpees on the paddleboard. I have to say that I was pretty impressed by all of you on that board and especially those that had never done it and had to courage to come out have fun and work out!! GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!! let’s do it again soon!

As we approach our week 5 of The Chad attack programming, you have probably realized that we are doing a lot of more barbell work and gymnastic related work outs for the past two weeks. Yes this is the focus for this phase since most people are never exposed enough to those movements early on in life. Midline stabilization, strength and balance are the most important when lifting weights, running, sports, gymnastics and to help prevent injury. You should be feeling your midline “core” ( hams, hips, glutes, abs) getting stronger and more aligned as we keep pushing through this cycle. All of these barbell movements put a major load in the midline which by doing them correctly you are working them more than any situps you can ever do. Also, we have been working on speed and work capacity to be able to move through the lifts thorugh a metcon or through a sprint which takes a different nervous stimulation and muscle memory. I would like each of you to think of midline importance through out this week’s workouts and understand that EVERY movement we do involves the core and if you can engage your midline first, the rest will follow in a better pattern. ALWAYS PROXIMAL TO DISTAL when moving, meaning always start any movement with the muscles closest to your midline and finish with the muscles furthest from your core. If you combined them both by priority you will be able to create more force when lifting or doing any exercise.
Let that be the focus this week. START FROM YOUR CORE AND FINISH WITH THE LIMBS AND MUSCLES FURTHER AWAY FROM YOUR CORE.
Stay Strong,
DRS Strong
Coach Rosario

“The only way I know how to go up a wall is by climbing it like a jungle baby haha”