I thought I’d quickly post this before I hit the sack.
This guy was in for his first session with me today. Good natural athlete with a good training and playing history. I was in early and so was he so I had a chance to video all his testing. I’m just going to post it and go to bed. I’ve plenty to say about it and I’ll come back to this and all the questions posted recently on Sunday as promised.
1RM Bench Press
Firstly…this bench is all kinds of ugly. His grip is too narrow, his elbows too wide, he benches too high a line, he benches too long a line, his set up is all wrong and his trunk movement and hip lift on the bench makes it all kind of ‘just plain wrong’. This lad has a lot of natural strength and when we tidy up his technique and put it all into the bar he’ll add 15kgs to his bench in the next couple of months and make me look like a genius if he does what he’s told.
Repetition Pull Ups
This is pretty straight forward. He did well. A boat load of scap and shoulder work and he’ll get 12 reps easily. Like a lot of athletes he actually has more strength than he can display because of poor joint stability and control.
Push Ups in 60 seconds
His Push Ups and Inverted Rows are in the balance I would like…we just need to get the totals up. Would like to see him get 60 push ups and 30+ inverted rows.
Inverted Rows in 60 seconds
1RM TrapBar Deadlift
Like his bench…his technique is appalling…but we’ll fix that and he’ll do 200kgs next time he tests if he does what he’s told.