My cues are not the same estenosis lumbar tratamiento as your cues – lionbody fitness

A client of mine inspired me to write about this estenosis lumbar tratamiento topic after we discussed it during a recent training session. The gist of our discussion? My cues are not the same as your cues. If you’re just starting out, what’s going through your mind as you lift will be estenosis lumbar tratamiento very different from what’s going through the mind of a veteran. From a coaching perspective, this means recognizing that you will have to translate and estenosis lumbar tratamiento simplify for your client, adapting the wide-ranging store of knowledge in your head to the specific estenosis lumbar tratamiento needs of the individual.

Take the squat, for instance. The fifty-page chapter on squats in starting strength 3rd edition is estenosis lumbar tratamiento an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the movement that we teach estenosis lumbar tratamiento as starting strength coaches.


It’s great to have that information, but it doesn’t mean that every single detail will apply to your estenosis lumbar tratamiento squat, or that you have to run through every single cue estenosis lumbar tratamiento known to mankind every time you get under the bar. That’s impossible – and it won’t actually help with your particular issues. Here’s where the coach’s eye comes into play. It’s the difference between learning from a book and learning estenosis lumbar tratamiento from an experienced veteran in real time. I can see what needs to be improved – and, crucially, I can prioritize. Think of it as triage. You’re trying to make the most effective changes to improve estenosis lumbar tratamiento a lifter’s squat, and this means that not everything is equally important.

A lot of new clients are obsessed with being perfect estenosis lumbar tratamiento before they add their next increment, and I have to break it to them that that’s not how it works. Many of them come to me having read starting strength estenosis lumbar tratamiento or watched the videos on youtube. There’s nothing wrong with that: the internet is an incredible source of material, especially when it comes to fitness. More and more coaches and industry pioneers have made videos, articles, and seminars available online, many of which are free. It is a double-edged sword, however, because as important as this information is, overload can lead to massive paralysis by analysis and an estenosis lumbar tratamiento over-emphasis on perfection. At some point you do need to get your ass estenosis lumbar tratamiento under a barbell and strain – you need to get real-life experience, and this means you’ll make mistakes.

The harsh truth is, perfectionism is not your friend. If you try to absorb and implement everything at once, you’ll only end up overwhelmed. We do want consistent improvement, of course, but the approach is more like a water tap dripping estenosis lumbar tratamiento slowly into a bucket: at first the water is shallow, barely noticeable, then over the course of several days or weeks it estenosis lumbar tratamiento will have risen significantly. This new level represents experience, strength, kinetic awareness, and knowledge. And this bucket is infinite. It will never be full. Frustrating, I know. It’s the barbell version of zeno’s paradox: patience and persistence will bring you closer to your goal, but you’ll never actually reach it.

This is why cues are so important: they’re a means of condensing all this overwhelming information into estenosis lumbar tratamiento a few key points that can be implemented practically in estenosis lumbar tratamiento a short span of time. This holds true whether you’re a novice or an advanced lifter, but the cues themselves – the specific pieces of information you need to recall in estenosis lumbar tratamiento the moment – will change. In working with my clients, I’ve found that the differences between my cues and theirs estenosis lumbar tratamiento usually follow a familiar pattern. This makes sense. After all, cues are there to address particular problems, and some problems are much more common in the early estenosis lumbar tratamiento stages than others.

The problem: one common issue I encounter while teaching the squat is estenosis lumbar tratamiento the client complaining about his shoulders. In most cases the lifter has never placed a bar estenosis lumbar tratamiento on the spine of the scapulae, so he experiences a huge stretch through the shoulders and estenosis lumbar tratamiento chest, especially at the bottom of the squat. It’s such a deep, intense feeling that it creates a white noise all its estenosis lumbar tratamiento own. Half the time, all the lifter can think of is, “when can I get this fucking barbell off my back?” he doesn’t have much brain space left over for cues, so I pare it right back to the basics: hip drive and back angle.

The problem: if a lifter has already done a variation of the estenosis lumbar tratamiento movement – like a strict press or a dumbbell press – he’s usually thinking more about shoving the bar upward than estenosis lumbar tratamiento about his hips, because that’s the part he knows well. As a coach, I have to correct for this. Often the client will completely drop the ball when it estenosis lumbar tratamiento comes to using the correct 2.0 hip motion before he presses, so this is usually the cue I emphasize.

The problem: one hugely common trait I observe is the lifter wanting estenosis lumbar tratamiento to drop his hips very low, like he’s dmitry klokov going for a traditionally taught olympic-style clean. In fact, I want the lifter’s hips quite high, so that the back angle stays consistent from the starting estenosis lumbar tratamiento position to the moment the barbell breaks contact with the estenosis lumbar tratamiento floor (side benefit: this will also mean the person locks out the bar estenosis lumbar tratamiento more quickly). This is why my usual cues emphasize the importance of estenosis lumbar tratamiento good lumbar extension throughout.

The problem: lifters often want to watch the barbell for the entire estenosis lumbar tratamiento rep instead of focusing on a spot on the ceiling. They also frequently don’t realize that the correct bar path isn’t a straight line: if that were the case, the bar would touch the throat, which for several reasons – including death and shoulder impingement – is not a good idea. It’s actually more like a smooth arc, touching the chest then moving back over the shoulders. Pinching the shoulder blades and focusing on the bar path estenosis lumbar tratamiento help encourage this.

Although my cues are different than theirs, I understand where my clients are coming from. Their mistakes are familiar from my own journey towards achieving estenosis lumbar tratamiento strength. I read the previous edition of starting strength in the estenosis lumbar tratamiento late 2000s and have been lifting in the starting strength estenosis lumbar tratamiento style ever since. The cues and form corrections I needed for my squat estenosis lumbar tratamiento back then are vastly different to those I use today, ten years and a hundred kilos down the line. Back in the day, my cues were hit depth and knees out. I’m glad to say that things have changed somewhat since estenosis lumbar tratamiento then, but my squat still isn’t perfect. It never will be – and that’s okay. My cues will continue to change as I continue to estenosis lumbar tratamiento learn and improve. The bucket will never be full.

I always try to bear this in mind when I’m with my clients – to walk the walk and lead by example. I tell them that if they really want to better estenosis lumbar tratamiento their knowledge and gain a full, rich experience in the barbell game, they have to let go of perfectionism and learn to estenosis lumbar tratamiento prioritize – and this cannot be learned from a book or T-nation’s latest post. There is no substitute for the grind.

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