Being oiled up for quicker door entry is not on our list.
All of us are always trying to find ways to make our lives easier. Whether it’s a robotic vacuum cleaner, a self stirring mug or twirling spaghetti fork, we have designed myriad gadgets to save time or cut down on the hassle.
The problem with us folk who like to lift or run our way through the day, is that there are very few time saving, hassle slashing gadgets around, if it all.
But there are plenty of things you can do to make the most of your time on this earth, and by that I mean of course the time you spend staying in shape.
One of the big three, the deadlift is as much about raw power and strength as any other exercise. Pick it up, put it down. But it is not that simple, and there are hundreds, if not thousands of videos online of people with poor technique at risk of injuring themselves.
I posted a video a fair while back deadlifting 200kg for 2 reps. I believed the form to not quite be right, so took to the internet for help. What I was met with was some harsh comments, sprinkled with some positive, constructive feedback. Then I was offered a place on a deadlifting seminar at Structure sport and Fitness in Sheffield with Lee Dubois and Ian Thistlewood.
The gym is a wonderful place, but it can also be very dangerous. So how do you prevent yourself from getting injured?
Well, perhaps a good way to look at, is to see what you shouldn’t do. It’s obvious that you don’t want to throw a dumbbell at someone who has been on the treadmill for too long, but some things aren’t so clear.