The Top Two Old School Exercises for Power –
Deadlift & Squat – Why and How to Perform Them
Withstanding the test of time. After finishing my schooling in the Health and Exercise Science field I experimented with every strength training program in the book. Always feeling like a skinny kid that based most of his success on endurance, created a desire to generate more power in my game, to increase explosiveness, and to build an overall stronger physique.
After years of experimenting with power work, strength training, kettle bell variations, barbell work, cookie cutter, and from the experience of speaking with high level strength and conditioning experts, I came to a simple conclusion – just as in Muay Thai, fundamentals win fights.
The deadlift and squat, when performed correctly are very safe lifts with the biggest bang for your buck, they’re the perfect balance of:
- Building Power With all of your Weapons
- Increasing Strength
- Perfecting the Hip Hinge (Important in all combat sports)
- Shielding the Spine by Building a Strong Core Musculature
- Stabilizing and Building Overall Body Control
- Increasing Hip Mobility
Now you know about some of the benefits and how these exercises have withstood the test of time in a field where everything changes day to day, but you can only feel these benefits by executing them properly. Here’s a quality instructional by Matt Bryers of the Strength Academy for the deadlift, the squat, and a beginner’s variation of the squat:
The Squat and Goblet Squat Variation for Hip Mobility:
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Paul Banasiak is a Muay Thai fighter/addict, 9x champion, trainer, and fitness professional. After leaving medical school without looking back, he decided to fully follow his passion of helping others become the best version of themselves, creating MuayThaiAthlete.com. A website for those who are already passionate individuals that want to take their life&training to the next level.
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