Refocus Your Training (Brute Athlete Camp)

brutestrength Brute Events, Training Tips

“It’s not just on the body, but it’s also in the mind.” – Adrian Conway At the Brute Athlete Camp this October, you’ll get the ultimate Brute experience as you train side-by-side with our world-class coaches and elite athletes to improve mentally and physically. Over the course of the 2-day camp, you’ll get the opportunity to focus on weaknesses you may face as an athlete and learn the processes you can follow to turn them around. You’ll walk away from …

Why You Should Be Doing Clean and Jerks

brutestrength Training Tips

You’re in the game of crushing PRs. You know what’ll help you get there even faster? Clean and jerks: the magical unicorn of training that can complement all areas of your performance. Here’s the math: A large load + a long distance = strength and endurance. Strength + endurance = power Once you get clean and jerkin’, you’ll be moving faster and benching better. Sounds like a win-win, to me.

How To: Develop Your Glutes and Hamstrings

brutestrength Training Tips

A majority of the movements in CrossFit train the posterior chain, however, there is still room to incorporate techniques that will further posterior chain development — specifically in the legs and glutes. Rather than skip leg day this week, Coach Adrian prepared a series of demonstrations and movements that target the glutes and hamstrings with posterior chain development in mind. Watch along and sneak these exercises in at the end of your routine for an added boost with muscle development …

Anti-Core Training: What it is and Why You Should Do it

brutestrength Training Tips

It’s a common misunderstanding that the best way to develop a strong core is through core training exercises that focus on trunk-flection or extensions, like crunches and oblique-targeted workouts that often become repetitive. Rather than bore yourself in the gym with the false assumption that you need to do a thousand crunches a day to maintain a six-pack, incorporate exercises that actively work to build and maintain your core muscles. Ultimately, your nutrition is the most important aspect for getting …

How To: Train Local Muscle Endurance

brutestrength Training Tips

Up your push-up game. We can help. Training your local muscle endurance can be done a lot of ways, but here we give you tips and workouts for you to try that’ll strengthen a specific muscle group to help you do reps on reps on reps. In a nutshell: Pick a specific muscle group to work on. Do as many reps as you can that target that muscle group– FAST. Take a long rest. Repeat. Go ahead, try it out.

18.5 Warm-up and Strategy

brutestrength Movement Improvement, Training Tips

The old phrase, “the shorter the workout the longer the warm-up” is ringing true with this one. Your warm-up is going to be crucial. Here’s what we suggest: Part 1: 6 Rounds 1 min. AA at moderate pace 1 min. row at moderate pace *Add in some PVC pass-throughs and Ido portal squat routine work h/w each rounds Part 2: 2-3 Rounds 30 ft. banded monster walks 10 DB Cuban presses – light 30 sec. hollow arch skill work rings …

Open Conversations: Should I wear a belt?

brutestrength Training Tips

To belt or not to belt. Is that a real question? Yes. Our advice? Try it first—borrow a friend’s and belt it out. How do you feel? If you need the support for certain movements, it may be worth the wear. Your best bet? Velcro vs. leather. Velcro is easy to loosen or take off in-between movements, so it won’t slow you down or make you commit to full-on belt-wearing like a leather weightlifting belt does. And there ya have …