it… We both agree on a multitude of ideas about how lifters have been given misinformation. Maybe there is something to be learned from our mistakes. I know this much, if I hadn’t made a change I would be out of the sport by now. Listen very closely to what I am telling you, this is the truth, numbers sell. Such and such program that will put 200 lbs. on your squat in six months, such and such supplement will put 50 lbs. on your bench and extend your erection by up to six hours. You know why it sells? Because we buy it. I am telling you that the Cube Method will make you stronger, but I am also trying to get you to realize that a 5 lbs. PR is still a PR. You have weights besides 25’s and 45’s. Use the 2.5’s, 5’s, and 10’s to mark your progress. Don’t buy into the crap that you have prove yourself to anyone. Look in the mirror if you want someone to impress, do things on your terms, don’t chase some pipe dream because it sounds cool. Go to the gym, bust your ass, lift like a warrior, and go home. Simple. THE CUBE METHOD 39
TRAINING DAYS: WHAT IS EXPECTED WARMING UP As I have gotten stronger I have learned to listen to advice when it is given with my benefit in mind. Corey Hayes has been instrumental in my ability to increase my mobility and training readiness. Everyone one of us are going MAN-MODE in the gym right? I know you’re going MAN-MODE in the kitchen, throwing down eggs, beef and rice like it’s going out of style, right? Now how many of you can touch your toes and move around like a kid? Exactly...This is going to cover the most over looked link in the lifting world, the pre-workout. To become great at anything you do, you must have longevity. Too many times you see people rise to fame just to become nobody’s shortly after. Why is that? 9 times out of 10 it is injuries.” Well,“ain’t nobody got time for dat.” Let me show you how to avoid it. A GOOD PRE-WORKOUT ROUTINE HAS 3 STEPS. Mash Stretch Warm up Notice I say pre-workout, not warm up. The warm up is just one part of a proper pre-workout routine. The mash is simple, its foam rolling or lacrosse ball work on overly stiff tissues like the IT bands, the pecs, lats, etc. Everyone has spots that are worse than THE CUBE METHOD 40
others, so what we are going to do is pick 2-3 different areas and roll for just 2-3 minutes each. Simple enough, right? The stretch is the most skipped portion of a proper pre-workout because well, we are men. That’s all the scientific proof i need to make that statement. That needs to change. Why? If you can’t get in the proper form positions, how do you maximize your poundage? You can't. It's that simple. Again, everyone is different so we choose 2-3 problematic positions and get to where we can move around in those positions better, however long that may take. We are only looking for proper range of motion and nothing more.
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- Fall '14
- Weight training, powerlifting, cube method