This past week Spartans have returend to a much more familiar training routine with a Program I’ve called Back to Basics. There’s only 4 exercises involved but they are four of the most important ones you should grow accustomed to.
Read on for this week’s news…
Oxygen Health & Fitness
The box squat allows you to reach back more than would be otherwise allowable at a given stance, and it can be easy to achieve vertical shins. This piles more work onto the hamstrings and posterior chain, which is something all squatters need more of.
The box also provides a nice boost of confidence and security – “there’s something beneath me in case I miss.” This helps mentally blocked or timid lifters push higher weights.
Strength and Mobility
Back to basics
Stronger than ever before
Val Perkovic started Spartan Training back in October last year and, along with his weekly Conditioning sessions, has been one of our most consistent attendees since. Over the past 12 monthsVal has been overhauled his life giving up smoking, alcohol and getting into a regular routine of exercise and organic food.
Just the other day Val mentioned that the last time he did any sort of strength training was when he was given a home gym as a gift for his 21st birthday. Now 46, Val has developed some great lower body strength especially with a 115kg Squat to start the year.
Val is very motivated for 2015 especially after setting some challenging Goals and identifying the underlying motivation as to why those Goals are important to him. His upper body strength is one of his main priorities and aims to improve btoh his Chin Ups and Incline Bench Press numbers. In only 12 weeks though, Val has already improved so much that he is the strongest he’s ever been and the sky’s the limit for this bloke.