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Exercise Workshop last Sunday

06/07/2010

So I did my first Exercise Workshop on Sunday, and first and foremost I want to say a huge congratulations and thank you to all who attended!

Exercise Workshop

Exercise Workshop

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, I had plenty of positive feedback (all of which was “good” or better!) and I think everyone learnt some new and important things over the 2 hours.

In fact, the only problem was my usual one of not keeping an eye on the clock (if you have ever trained with me, you know what I’m talking about!), so I had to rush through the last couple of exercises a bit quicker than I would have liked.

Exercise Workshop

Exercise Workshop

Apart from that teething trouble (which I will have fixed by next time), we managed to go through everything I wanted.

The most important thing was the concept of Midline Stabilisation and various exercises to identify and develop the muscles to needed to maintain it.

Then we moved on to the 8 main, fundamental exercises of the workshop.  These were:

  • The Plank
  • The Romanian Deadlift (RDL)
  • The full Deadlift
  • The Squat
  • The Lunge/Split Squat
  • Barbell Row
  • The Pressup/Bench Press
  • Shoulder Press/Overhead Press
Exercise Workshop

Exercise Workshop

I chose these exercises because they are big, compound moves that involve much of the body all at once.  Many of them can be classed as Keystone Abilities, and all can improve everyones performance in the gym, in their sport or just their everyday life.

We went over how to do these exercises, and importantly, some of the more common mistakes to avoid.  And the part that I tried to emphasise the most (hope this came across) was how to maintain the all important concept of Midline Stability during these exercises.

But at the end of the day, I had a fantastic time, I was asked some really good, relevent, questions and I think we all came away knowing something new.

Thank you once again for making it a success!

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