Pour les yeux inexpérimentés, les levés olympiques semblent faciles, jusqu’à ce qu’ils l’essaient. Ils pensent que soulever la barre au-dessus de la tête est aussi simple que de la saisir et de la lancer au plafond. J’ai eu la chance de m’entraîner et de regarder enseigner L’entraîneur Pierre Roy, l’un des meilleurs entraîneurs olympiques de ce côté du globe. Bien qu’il semble le décomposer si simplement, cela pourrait prendre jusqu’à quelques mois avant que vous maîtrisiez le bases… des bases. (more…)
To the untrained eye, Olympic lifts look easy, until they try it. They think that lifting the bar over head is as simple as grabbing it and throwing it to the ceiling. I’ve had the chance of training and watching Pierre Roy coach, one of the best Olympic coach on this side of the globe, and although he seems to break it down so simply, it could take up to a few months until you master the basics… of the basics. (more…)
How to auto evaluate your health
The body is a well-oiled machine. Like any machine, it has some built in warning signs but most choose to ignore them. Failing to recognize some of these little ‘’issues’’ can become bigger problems in the long run, but can also subside after a while, depending on your lifestyle obviously.
Without being to alarmist, here is the top 3 of some of the early signs that you might have to double-check some unhealthy habits or other issues. (more…)
Comment évaluer votre propre santé
Le corps est une machine bien huilée. Comme toute machine, il existe des avertissements intégrés, mais la plupart choisissent de les ignorer. Ne pas reconnaître certains de ces petits symptômes peut devenir un problème plus important à long terme, mais pourraient s’apaiser après un certain temps, en fonction de votre style de vie. (more…)
JuJitsu Brésilien conseils essentiels pour un cou solide, une poigne d’enfer et des abdos puissant.
On m’a demandé d’entraîner de nombreux sports tout au long de ma carrière. Le patinage artistique, le football, le baseball et les arts martiaux. Ils ont tous des caractéristiques et des exigences uniques. Ajoutez au mélange les besoins individuels et les limites uniques aux athlètes, les aspects psychologiques des compétitions et le travail d’équipe, vous pouvez rapidement vous sentir dépassé par la quantité d’informations susceptibles d’influencer la conception du programme.
Entrainement des jambes, assez fort pour lui, mais conçu pour elle.
Vous voulez passer aux choses sérieuses? Voici un petit programme de jambes très simple qui vous donnera un max de résultats.
A1 Barbell back squats
10 sec repos
A2 Barbell hack squat
10 sec de repos
A3 sissy squats
repos 120 secondes
4 séries de A1 à A3
B1 Barbell good morning
repos 10 secondes
B2 Lying leg curl
repos 10 secondes
A3 Glute ham raise
Repos 120 secondes
4 séries de B1 à B3
A1 Barbell back squats, 10 reps, tempo 4010, 10 secondes repos, passez à A2
A2 Barbell hack squats, 10 reps, tempo 4010, 10 secondes de repos, passez à A3
A3 Sissy squats, 10 reps, tempo 2020, 120 secondes de repos (vous pouvez remplacer par un leg extension si trop difficile)
B1 Barbell good morning, 10 reps, tempo 4010, 10 secondes de repos, passez à B2
B2 Lying leg curl, 10 reps, tempo 4010, 10 secondes de repos, passez à B3
B3 Glute ham raise, 10 reps, tempo 2020, repos 120 secondes
Mademoiselles, n’oubliez pas que pour avoir des résultats, il faut de la résistance. Alors, si vous êtes de celles qui croient que lorsque vous prenez plus de poids, vous deviendrez comme ceci…
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La solution à vos résolutions de nouvelle année.
Comme à tous les 1er janvier, vous ferez face à vos nouvelles résolutions et essayerez de peine et de misère de passer la barrière des 3 semaines fatidiques ou l’échec est souvent au rendez-vous.
To pay respect to the traditional friday arm workouts, here is one from my new program. Played with angles this time around.
‘’New year, new me’’ time of the year…again. Lots of people decide to have a ‘’new me’’, but they fail to know who they are or where they want to be EXACLTY.
No one succeeds on a long quest without having a plan and milestones along the way. So the idea of just going to the gym and eating ‘’well’’ to lose weight, as simple as it sounds, is bound for failure.
First and foremost, define your goals. (more…)
Which reality will you choose? What you want to believe or the truth?
Since the social media happening, most people post their great accomplishments and most perfect moments. Unfortunately, people like to compare themselves, although they admit it and say that they don’t care and it’s just for fun, it’s not. All you need to confirm this fact is to open an instagram session and #fitnessmotivation you will get caught up quickly by the fact that it’s easy to be overly motivated with these kind of shapes and ‘’memes’’. Don’t get me wrong, I am in no way down playing those who can achieve these types of physiques as I actually admire them and all the discipline that comes with it.
Now let’s tell it like it is. We often (well, most of us) have to tell new clients what they should hear, read the complete opposite of what they want to hear. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of them will actually understand and go on with the program.
Let’s go back to the ‘what they don’t want to hear’ part. Only a few of the few have actually said that they actually eat garbage. No one ever came in the office vulnerable and started telling me all their possible weaknesses. Rarely have I heard someone tell me they need help, they actually say that they know what to do, but still fail. No one wants to say or show weaknesses, it is human nature, the art of war, never show vulnerabilities. We all know them, very well, but society has made it impossible for someone to show them, or we may look like a failure.
We must never forget that you are only as strong as your weakest link. The biggest mistake one can make is to always focus and work on their strongest skills. I am not saying that you have to share it with everyone, but be realistic and aim for constant progress with a realistic and ‘personal approach’. It’s ok to get the help of professionals like trainers and coaches, who know a thing or two about achieving realistic goals, your own goals, not those based on someone else’s shape or ideal. Fix ideal goals for YOUR body and YOUR lifestyle.
We know exactly what most want since we, trainers, were there at one point in time. We all had the same thoughts and abnegations, rejecting the facts. What we had to give up in order to be what we wanted to be. Some did, others are still trying, and we are talking about trainers here.
As soon as we start talking about what needs to be done, the reality of it all, eyes begin rolling and all kinds of excuses start to show up.
As soon as they start losing excuses, they start finding their results.
Everybody wants a great ass and abs to show off, but do you have what it takes to be in the few who can actually make it happen?
Now, once the contract is signed and sessions are well underway, the honeymoon sessions are fading away. Results are starting to slow down and it is getting harder and harder to see constant progression. Special occasions seem to pop up and test your ability to ‘’stay clean’’. The fact of the matter is this; you are not getting weaker but your motivation is. The workouts are getting harder and it may also be the fact that you have let go a little on the nutrition side of things. Would I do my job as a trainer to give you easier workouts as the weeks go by? Not at all! Is it what you were expecting? Not at all! People seem to think that it will keep getting easier and it is a big mistake. If you grab your ass at the gym it will. If you never change your programs it sure will. Change is never easy, but it will get you where you aim to be.
You can watch all the inspirational videos or motivation pictures out there, but let me remind you one thing, those very people you see in them went through the same hardships, had all the same excuses, and most are still struggling to stay in shape year round. They should also post the reality behind these posts and pictures and the hustle they went through. The perfect pose, the months dieting, the perfect lighting (or filter), it’s always more than just a simple quick snap. Some of them do and I salute them.
With that being said, that’s reality for me right there.