Chances are you’ve heard about lowering a weight slowly and under control when lifting.
Have you heard about ‘pulling’ the weight back to the starting position or in to the hole though?
It may seem like a strange idea however it will help build a lot of strength and serve to increase total body tension in your movements.
Here is an example:
Press a kettlebell overhead to lock out, stay tense and gripping it tight.
From the top you now want to engage your lat hard and star tot PULL the weight down, as opposed to slowly lowering it – think along the lines that you’re trying to do a one arm chin up.
At first it will feel weird, however the more you do it the better you’ll get and suddenly you will find yourself becoming a lot stronger.
This tactic works well on all movements, especially unilateral ones such as Pistols and Single Arm Press Ups.
Here are some books to delve in to to learn more about this (mainly because I can’t remember exactly which book I got it from).
All by Pavel Tsatsouline:
– Enter the Kettlebell
– Power to the People
– The Naked Warrior