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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - DAY 9 TUESDAY 11/12/18
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In the last month or so I’ve seen posts from 4-5 different professional cyclists displaying their strength work that they’ve been instructed to do by a ‘professional’ during their off seasons.
My instant reactions were WOW, WTF is going on there and who the hell is telling them to do this kind of stuff as barely any of it looked conducive to any kind of athletic development. It’s a good job these guys have got to the top through sheer talent and not had to rely on strength work to get that extra few percent out of them to perform.
Like I’ve mentioned before, 80-90% of programs will be very basic and similar with the extra being added in to the needs of the individual. A good mix of bilateral and unilateral exercises that are proven and known to work are programmed over a period of time to allow for an athlete to develop and get stronger and more powerful.
Most sports require a great amount of single leg strength so it is important to have that balance and for those that are physique orientated it is important to balance out the symmetry of your body with unilateral and bilateral exercises.
Also a study done in 2012 by Jones et all showed that unilateral work can elicit the same hormonal response as bilateral work, if not sometimes greater where Testosterone levels were higher when doing a RFESS (shown in the video) and the elevation in Testosterone was maintained to a greater extent than when doing Back Squats.
So todays take home message is to ignore what you see most professional athletes doing and definitely ignore what insta celebs are doing. Stick with and master the basics and make sure you’ve got a good mix of bilateral and unilateral exercises as part of your training program. In doing so you should see some great growth and development in your body to be better athletic individual. #unilateraltraining #combinedathleticperformance #bemadeofsomethingdifferent #hybridathlete #coaching #performance #strength #endurance #physique #bikini #bodybuilding #bodytransformation #athlete #sport #fitness #health #betterbodies #wyndymilla #assos #cycling #fitfam #fitpro #inspire #motivate #workhard #believe #beyourself