This is Adam Moore, owner of MooreMuscle and these are my rough, unedited thoughts on training improvement for the athlete. I hope you get something out of reading this that will help you along your journey. Please excuse grammatical errors as I wanted this to simply be my thoughts out on the computer.
MooreMuscle Training Theory - The Secret to Strength
A comprehensive test of strength can be completed by the three powerlifting movements, testing the body for overall strength, balance and mobility. Improving these lifts are the key component to improving Olympic lifts, aesthetics and athletic performance.“Perfect technique means nothing without strength though strength still has value without perfect technique.” -A.Moore Once the basic technique is learned, prioritize strength while perfecting technique as a second. Detailed technique will come slower on purpose to provide time for connective tissue and muscle growth. Most athletes greatest weakness is their inability to see in three-dimensions. This inside the box thinking leaves the athlete with multiple weaknesses which then slows or stops the athletes progression. Strength and aesthetics are only fully realized by forcing the body to continue its adaptation through foreign stimulus via new exercises, progressions and or rest / work load. The most important aspect of the MooreMuscle Training Theory is exploration. Training ruts equal plateaus. Today’s world of extreme athletes requires constant learning, exploration and the willingness to give a new idea its due time and effort. Though the world is faster and one day lost is difficult to make up, patience is the overall winner in the modern athletic age. Patience to allow the adaptation to occur. The venture into the new will only find success if it is seen through to its final step. Obviously my theories are not without merit based on the countless studies regarding fitness and the body’s response to stimuli. Endurance athletes are better due to resistance training, an Olympic lifter cannot clean without first being able to front squat the weight, a bodybuilder cannot posses the dense look required without compound lifts, a tennis player has a faster serve as a result of free weights, Tiger Woods can bench press over 300lbs and is one of the longest hitters in golf, coincidence? Simply focusing on a single aspect of thinking / training does the athlete a disservice. Take this summary knowledge of my training theory and use it to breakdown your current program to see where you may be lacking. Take each aspect or movement you wish to improve and break it down by muscle group. This should give you a realistic view of your training and enable you to spot weak points and progress forward.
Train Hard. - Adam Moore