Balance. No not the physical acted of maintaining your balance eyes closed on a bosu ball. Balance in your training and balance in life. I think Lao-Tzu’s quote sums it up perfectly. When we walk into the gym, the formula is very straightforward: Spend a few minutes on the foam roller emphasizing soft tissue regeneration. Move on the some dedicated mobility work, emphasizing stiff areas of the body, t-spine and hips anyone? Jump rope for a few minutes, work on a new skill or a complex movement that can be tweaked or improved. Then focus on strength through quality reps and compound movements.
News flash: strong isn’t the new skinny, the new sexy, or any other nonsense; strong has and always will be awesome and revered. Heavy ass kettletbell swings, loaded carries, squats, and get ups are always going to be awesome. Why? Because they work.
Lastly, the SWEAT. Ah, The SWEAY. Why most of us got into FLOW. Metabolic Conditioning is a great tool; in doses. That’s why we don’t walk into the gym and bust out a 30 minute chipper everyday doing a bunch of superfluous, asinine exercises. Keep it short, intense, hot and heavy like a college make out session. That way you will maintain the hard earned strength you bust ass to cultivate and have a decent enough motor to escape when the zombie apocalypse happens.
To review, training should be involve ample amounts of mobility and stability work, emphasize strength acquisition, and give you enough conditioning to save your hide from flesh eating zombies.