“Keeping The Blade Sharp” is a practice I embrace as a StrongFirst Instructor.
- It means practicing what I preach and not letting my own training go to the wayside as I get busier with new clients.
- It allows me to stay in touch with the experience that I am putting my athletes through.
- It holds me to a higher standard of strength and conditioning.
- It provides me with the opportunity to learn from the struggle – for strength is made only in the forge.
This commitment keeps me healthy.
YOU TOO should make this commitment!
I am not saying drop everything and become a StrongFirst Instructor (not against the idea either) – but what you should do is make a commitment to a movement routine.
In previous posts I have discussed what type of exercises you should be focusing on and talked all about functional movement, so I won’t go into it now.
All this is to say that you need to be continuously practicing these functional exercises, and using a corrective movement strategy if you have any weaknesses / asymmetries.
Why? Simply because:
If you don’t use it,
You lose it.