Who it's forA beginner course for men and women that requires bodyweight (no gym)
- Fat Loss
- Relative Strength Gains
- Improved Muscular Coordination
- Stability and Mobility Exercises
- Duration: 7 weeks
- Starts: August 4th, 2014
- Ends: September 22nd, 2014
- Suspended Straps (Possible to Work w/o Equipment)
What You Get
- 4-5 Day Exercise Program
- Nutrition Guidelines
- Weekly Google Hangout for Support and Guidance
Everyone claims to understand how to move in a “functional” manner, or how to use “bodyweight” training to increase strength.
The idea of bodyweight training has been around for a long time - no-one can lay claim to or “patent” a specific exercise. However, training methodologies often get lost in translation, so this class aims to explore the fundamentals of improving your strength relative to your bodyweight.
Kung-Fu flicks and martial arts films usually have one goal - not just to show some fancy movements and make a quick buck, but rather that goal is to impart a life lesson.
While the lessons are wide ranging, one recurring theme that is available in many of these films involves understanding how internal inner strength can translate into external strength, which can be utilized and expressed as physical strength.
I'm here to guide you on a path towards improving strength at all levels.
For what it's worth, you'll get physically stronger for sure. Even more important, on a physical and mental level, you will be capable of anything that you put your mind to.
"How?" you ask eagerly...
There are a few essential items necessary to understand achieving awesome physical feats of strength.
Whether that feat of strength is your first chin-up, or your first time doing more than 3 push-ups on the ground, or even performing a human flag on the side of a squat rack, the few lessons that you will learn are applicable to not only calisthenics and bodyweight focused training, but also applicable towards a weight lifting mentality as well.
Hi, my name is Miguel.
I’ve written for STACK.com, appeared in bonus articles for popular coaches and writers such as Eric Cressey and Tony Gentilcore, and I've also appeared on Fitocracy and Yahoo! Sports, among several other websites and publications.
I’ve competed in powerlifting competitions, practicing powerlifting methods for the past 3 years. I've practiced the art of breakdancing for the past 10 years, along with coaching your average Jane and Joe for the past 4 years. To top if off, I've worked in the private strength and conditioning industry as a strength coach for the past 3 years.
In fact, I’ve successfully utilized the principles among all these different disciplines to pull over 2.5x bodyweight.
And here is a little more about myself.
Growing up, I had very little confidence. I was physically awkward - braces from the 4th to 9th grade, glasses from the 2nd grade, and the best haircut to boot.
I played all the sports growing up - baseball, basketball, soccer, but I was too small to play football.
- The last time I played baseball at any competitive level, I got hit in the mouth while fielding the ball - and I didn’t have a mouth guard in to protect me from my braces.
- My basketball career was short-lived due to my short height - I haven’t grown in height since I was 15, and I didn’t enjoy getting stuffed by everyone who was taller than I was at the time.
- And soccer was simply too much running for me - I didn’t feel like working that hard for a ball where I would kick it around for all of 2 seconds.
So, long story short: I used to be small, uncoordinated, and relatively lazy. I didn’t feel like putting the work in. On top of this, I remember having sports coaches telling me what to do, and I wasn’t too fond of this "leadership-by-talking" instead of "leadership-by-doing" strategy.
So I did what anyone in this situation would do - I started breakdancing...
Barring this atypical response to a short-lived athletic career, I enjoyed these aspects of dancing...
- I can define my success.
- I define my ability on whether I worked hard or not, not dugout or bleacher politics.
- I was in awe of the things I saw on TV (this was before YouTube), and I wanted to see if it was possible!
Since I was 12, I was always in awe of the physical feats of people that people accomplished, especially those who didn’t look like they packed a lot of punch. These people often proved to be very strong relative to their bodyweight. If you see a modern day football player, you can expect a certain level of physical strength to be shown.
However, if you looked at any kung fu or martial artist, this is the opposite - often they are smaller, not overly muscular, but can pack a punch or two to send you flying if provoked!
So with all of this in mind, this is a class aimed at doing just that. If you are still in the process of improving your strength, looking for the appropriate methods of how to perform bodyweight and other lifting related exercises appropriately, you are in the correct place!
What are the tangibles of "Bodyweight Training: The Internal Strength"?
- Learn the secrets of tapping into your internal bodyweight strength.
- I'll incorporate my years of both personal athletic and coaching experience and evidence-based success with regards to improving your strength levels.
- Learn how you can achieve your first few push-ups, pull-ups, or chin-ups by following and adhering to these principles.
- Receive two four week programs designed to improve your relative strength levels.
- Weekly Google Hangout sessions that aim to address any common questions that you all have - or to just hang out.
Yes, you will learn how to move better.
You will get stronger.
You might even lose some fat.
But best of all, you will begin a foundation of movement that will serve you for the rest of your life.
By choosing to train your internal strength, your outwardly expressed physical strength will dramatically improve - perhaps never be the same. With these teachings, you can join any other class or team and still improve even more so - just by utilizing these principles from this class.
If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and if i'm not driving I'll respond relatively quickly!
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Post College Grad Student