Robb Wolf is the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat, as well as being one of the world’s leading experts in Paleolithic nutrition and diet. Wolf is also a top-ranked Podcast Host and Speaker, transforming the way popular culture relates to nutrition and health.
PLAY PART III (October 2014)
In this episode, Robb Wolf talks with Coach Sommer about the big gap between traditional workouts that stress strength training and lifting, while leaving mobility out of the equation; creating imbalances that lead to injury. He offers tips on a more well-balanced body with exercises like the Jefferson Curl. Coach Sommer also answers questions from listeners, including issues as they relate to weightlifting. Sommer talks in depth about the tendency to train with a compromised range of motion and the importance of correcting imbalances first, for athletic progress.
““You got to train all areas for [your body] to be balanced; for it to be healthy. Maybe not with the same intensity. You got to do your favorite thing, that’s fine but we at least have to use what it can do.” – Coach Sommer
Difficulty refers to the level of skill
and technique called for in a class.
Beginner classes are designed for students who are new to
working out, recovering from a previous injury or who have low mobility and flexibility. These classes, series
and programs will be slower paced with less strict programming. If you are looking for a more gentle
introduction to Gymnastic Strength Training�, this is the perfect starting point.
Moderate classes are best for those who are comfortable
following workout programming. These classes, series and programs will focus on building basic strength and
mobility and laying the foundation for more advanced skill work.
Intermediate classes are best for students who have been
workout out regularly and have developed a baseline of both strength and mobility. These classes, series and
programs will be faster paced and help round out any remaining weaknesses you have.
Advanced classes are the most challenging of all the Gymnastic
Strength Training� curriculum. These classes, series and programs will build exceptional strength and mobility
and help you develop difficult skills.
Intensity is not the same as
difficulty; it refers to the amount of exertion that a workout requires.
The first level of intensity represents less sets and reps or
a slower paced workout. These will be more restorative in nature.
Classes, series and programs under this intensity will be more
moderately paced and will start to become more challenging.
This level of intensity will bring more volume and challenge
These classes will push your current limits and abilities.