Over the past few years a lot of how I view exercise and fitness has changed and evolved along with the research as well as common sense. To be completely honest with you, the first 6 years I lifted weights I didn’t do a single lunge, deadlift or “core” exercise. Now almost every program I write for myself or my clients has at least some variation of these exercises.
Why? Because the first book I read on lifting weights was Arnold Schwartzenneger’s Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding. Get strong, get lean, and train each bodypart individually.
So what changed?
For one, I decided to start reading books (should have done that years ago…oops). Books on training, physical therapy, soft tissue, movement, coaching, etc. So my coaching and training style has evolved from many of the concepts I have read and researched from those who are much smarter than I. And with their powers combined….I am Captain Planet.
Sorry, wrong Captain Planet. But since your here Al Gore, whats up with the weather lately? It’s flippin’ freezing out. Global warming my ass.
Anyways, the real reason I am writing today is because of a question I got from one of my clients today regarding why I have them do so many lunges. Her exact words were “I don’t feel like lunges get me any stronger so why do we do so many of them? Aren’t squats or deadlifts better?”