Renegade Seminar

With the Renegade Seminar being over, I have had some time to reflect on the vast information that I’ve had to digest. Other than that, generally hung out with some great people in a great environment.

A few things I’ve learned, without referring to my notes:

-Reduce spinal compression: Don’t lift maximally all the time. Lift maximally relative to that day’s intensity (on day’s when you feel stronger). It won’t be a maximal that you KNOW you should be at (number wise). Rather, it is how you FEEL and whether you want to go maximally or not. Something much more esoteric that I did not understand until now.

-Joint Degradation: By continually performing the same exercise over a period of time, you may risk the degradation of the distal joints, connective tissues, and tendon integrity. Distal as in wrists, elbows, and even shoulders. And on the other side ankles and knees. Without proper variations, then there is just too much risk. Define the minimal allotted risk at the maximum benefit, and go from there.

-Reduce CNS fatigue: Don’t continually hype yourself up in order to lift a weight. Or at least, hype up over the first main compound lift, and then from there the rest of the exercises should be relaxed.

Some indirect things I’ve learned:

Community & Environment: Both are key in progressing through physical and mental roadblocks. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals, and you’ll create one bad-ass group of friends not only in training, but also in how you view things. Creating an amazing world cannot be done alone. I’ve learned from dancing alone for years that creativity is often stifled in isolation; it is best to create amongst friends. A judgement free zone is obviously a great cursor to allow ideas to flow without a filter.

Opportunity: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

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