“Hey! Have you tried this lift?”
“No. I’ve actually never done that. How does it work?”
“Well; this exercise gives you a huge abdominal burn. If done right, you will really feel it tomorrow man. You start at a deadlift and then jerk and do a shoulder press basically.”
This is how a conversation went with my friend Bernie at the gym. He has been working out quite a bit longer than I have! Heck, the guy is a lot older than me.
He has truly learned a lot of tricks to building muscle and staying lean through the years and his workouts are top notch. I’ve learned to listen to Bernie and a couple of the older guys when I go to the gym.
..and why wouldn’t I!?
The guys going there have been going for years. I’ve been going to the gym for approximately….
That being said, I simply choose to learn from the masters.
and they have a LOT of great advice! I think today was one of the best workouts I have had in a time and a half. That wasn’t even mentioning the fact that I usually don’t get the amount of ab work done that I had today.
..and I got all of this done through watching Bernie do the lift and then attempting to do it myself. It’s literally like I learned from osmosis. At about the third set, I had the form nearly perfect. Throughout the lifts I also realized that my breathing was..
..well, my breathing was WHACK! Sorry for the 90s-ish slang. It just seemed like such a surprise that out of all the things dealing with form I couldn’t get down the breathing! Honestly, I think it’s a common issue too.
…so today, I sit here and I’m relaxed; and today, I think that I’ve learned a lot! I learned an awesome new lift, learned to focus more on my breathing, and reassured myself that I need to learn from the seasoned lifters at my gym.
I hope you can take my story and do with it what you will! Take from my experience if you can and learn via osmosis!
Originally posted 2016-01-17 19:46:46.