When it comes to strength training, the ability to create tension and maintain that tension during your lifts will determine your level of success in those lifts.
In this video, I'm working hard to create tension through my whole body. Although a press is an 'upper body' exercise, it still requires me to create full body tension. I'm thinking rib cage down, mid-section tight, big breath, quads tight, glutes squeezed and I'm also squeezing the hell out of my off-hand AND the hand that's on the kettlebell.
Another example is the squat or deadlift. Although these are mainly 'lower body' moves, they still require lots of tension through the upper back, lats, mid-section and of course, the lower body. So the next time you're in the gym lifting, remember to create tension, maintain tension and breathe!
#BuildingStrength - 14 days ago