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Today, I want to talk about how to do a squat, rather, I want to teach you how to perform the perfect squat, because chances are…you are doing it wrong, and I don’t care if you can squat 600 lbs, your squat can still suck.
I’ll be your coach for this “how to do a squat” clinic and my son, William (less than a year old), will provide a demonstration.
Why you might ask?
Because he has the perfect squat!! I didn’t teach him how to do a squat. I didn’t spend hours working on his mobility. I don’t have to provide tactile feedback to put him in the right position.
Nope, none of that.
William, and most children, have a perfect squat. They are born that way. So what happened?? Somewhere along the way we de-programmed our perfect, natural, human movement. We stop moving the way we should, we stop stretching and we leave our muscles to fend for themselves.
Overtime, we end up with some pretty awful excuses, that we would like to call a “squat”. So let’s fix ourselves.
I’ve been blogging at End of Three Fitness for a little over a year and a half, but never in that time have I really been open with you guys. For the longest time I tried to keep such a professional tone and style, always walking the line so as not to offend anyone. In the process, you haven’t fully gotten to know me.
I don’t think that’s fair.
Every new Eo3 email subscriber gets asked the same question… “What are you struggling with right now?”
The responses I get and the stories shared are always awesome, and I really appreciate it. I feel like I get to know a lot of you, but you haven’t gotten to know me.
Well here it goes, 19 things I’ve never told you…
I know you’ve asked the question. Garage Gym or Commercial Gym? Then maybe you’ve gone one step further…If I go garage gym, should I buy everything or should I build it all?
Each one has its pros and cons, and maybe you have found a combination of all fits your needs, or maybe you are a 100% DIY Garage Gym kind of person. Either way, let’s take a look at some of the factors you should consider.
The infographic above says it all, but here is a little more explanation to each category.
Read about fitness, new exercises, great ideas or new programs. That’s all great, but none of that is YOU DOING fitness.
I write about fitness weekly, but nothing I write matters unless you get out there and do something!! Fitness is about focus. How long can you stick with something? But sometimes just getting started is half the battle.
It’s all baby steps. Take one small step, a little progress. Take another small step, a little more progress.
In the end you will have achieved all your goals…so long as you keep moving froward. Here are a few small steps you can do today, to get yourself ready for a fit-tomorrow. If you do some of these things, let me know by adding to the comments. If you have your own ideas or suggestions for others, add that to the comments too. I would love to hear about it!
What are you supposed to do when you get injured? Should you stop training? Should you rest? What is the best way to heal?
All valid questions. So let’s talk injuries!
Surprisingly, this is the first time we have taken an in-depth look at injuries at End of Three Fitness. I fault this to the fact that I have avoided any serious injuries for about a decade (knock on wood!).
But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been injured.
When I say serious, I mean something involving surgery or LONG periods away from fitness. I have injured my knee in the past, and still get some weird feelings in it, on occasion, and I have been battling a chronic wrist problem for the last couple of months and I haven’t wanted to admit that I was “injured” until I realized I could’t even do push-ups comfortably anymore…
That left me with the question: I’m injured…Now what?
Are you stronger or handier than the military men of the 1940′s?
Fitness was a different beast 70 years ago!! Isn’t there just an overall feeling that if we took the 20-something version of ourselves, put us against the 20-something version of our grandpas…we would get destroyed.
Military Men in the 1940′s were serious about fitness. They didn’t want it to be complicated, they built most of their own equipment (barbells included!!) and they focused on functional movement.
Sounds right in line with End of Three Fitness!!
Let’s talk mental toughness.
Mental toughness is something we talk about pretty regularly at End of Three Fitness. One of the most popular articles at Eo3 is Simple(ish) Ways to Build Mental Toughness and Mental Toughness is one of the three driving principles in the End of Three Fitness Philosophy. So it makes since that the Mental Toughness Militia is on it’s way (will reveal more soon)!
Later today, I will be interviewing, perhaps the most accredited mental toughness expert in the world, Mark Divine, and I want to know what YOU would want to ask Mark before I head into the interview today. I will explain more in this post, but I wanted you to know upfront I am looking to see what YOU would want to ask him, and if you have any questions please add them to the comments.