We’re on the brink of summer in Baltimore, Maryland, which means several things:
1.) Food comas from crab feasts.
2.) Beach trips.
3.) Getting tan and looking more jacked than I really am.
4.) Buckling up for off-season training with 300+ athletes.
5.) Enjoying my last bit of introversion.
Speaking of introverts, look at this sweet set-up:
I posted this gem to my Instagram 7 minutes ago, and I’m still outside on the patio basking in serenity and silence.
Now, I want to evade going off on a tangent about how badass introverts are, so I’ll tease you with this: I’ll be writing an extensive article next week on the topic, and how we can use our introversion to our advantage. Especially performance coaches.
The reality is: the majority of us are energizer bunnies by day and recluses by night. For me, when I’m around my athletes, I’m on point, sharp, and engaged. Then when I walk in the door after a 13 hour day, I catch myself saying to my boyfriend, “Shut the FUCK up.” And proceed to hide under a blanket.
* For the record, we have a healthy relationship, but I’m sure you can relate to some degree. ;-O
So stay tuned. It’s going to be an awesome article. And that’s my unbiased opinion.
Here is this week’s Exercise For Confidence:
A lot of folks are confused with the name of the exercise. You can call it “Batwing T + Glutes” or “Butt Batwing T” or “Donald Trump” or “American Bull Dogs Are The Best.”
So why do I like it?
I saw a similar variation of this posted to Lee Boyce’s Facebook, so that’s reason #1: Lee is the man.
It’s also great for:
– Scapular control and stability.
– Engagement and connection of the posterior chain.
– Accessory movement to improve posture and address upper crossed syndrome (forward neck posture, tight hamstrings, weak glutes, tight pectorals).
– Warm up or progressing to moderate to heavy overhead moves.
Things to remember:
– Err on the lighter side as far as load so you’re able to perform with control and through full range of motion. This is not a 5RM exercise.
– Keep the glutes squeezed throughout the entire movement.
– Perform as warm up to upper body workout, or at end as accessory, 2-3 sets 10-15 reps.