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Get the most out of your training by pushing your body beyond its comfort zone!

One great way to do this is to ensure you are in complete control of your body’s movement with each exercise instead of letting gravity do its work – this requires complete focus. For instance, when doing pull-ups, be sure to slowly lower your body back down (feel the control!) instead of simply falling back to a hanging position. Not only will controlling the motion ensure you are gaining all of the strength benefits, but by ensuring you are in full control you will also avoid unnecessary strains and injuries.

Consider another example: as you tire when performing push-ups, you may feel your neck pushing out, often referred to as a chicken neck, in an effort to have your chin reach the mat faster than your chest. In this case, your body may be trying to make you think you are lower than you actually are (as you appear closer to the mat) and will ultimately cause unnecessary strains to your neck and potentially the rest of your body.

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