There’s an old saying in strength and conditioning circles… ‘you can’t fire a rocket from a canoe’. What it means is if you want to perform powerful movements then you can only do it from a strong and stable base. Whether that’s a full-speed burst in a rugby match, an explosive break on a bike or a sprint finish in a running race, you’ll generate more power and speed if you have a strong core and legs.
With the new year being a time for new starts, it’s the idea time to overhaul your gym work. Break your training down and look at the fundamentals of strength training again.