Cyber Monday Special
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The Consummate Athlete
Are you working your ass off but feel like you're spinning your wheels?
Is limited skill and technique holding you back from advancing with certain exercises?Do you wish you had a coach but have very limited funds to spare
?Then The Consummate Athlete is for you.
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My name is Chase Kyriacou, im 19 and i live in Virginia Beach. I currently play baseball at Norfolk State University. Ive been training for 6 years now. When i was in 8th grade, I got introduced to to the weight room where i did the Bigger Faster Stronger (BFS) routine with the middle school football coach. I didnt know what i was doing, but i was just a 14 year old trying something new. Throughout my early years of high school, freshman and sophomore year, i had no clue what i was doing. I would read Mens Health, Mens Fitness, and shit like that, and get my workouts from these magazines. My workouts would consist of grouping body parts and killing them on that given day. I would rarely do legs and abs, mainly chest and back. I had no clue that this was hurting me, all i knew was that i was doing something productive.
I discovered The Strength Shop the summer of 2009, my junior year of high school. A buddy of mine showed me Matt's videos on youtube. I got extremely interested in what he was doing, so my buddy gave him a call and we went in there.
Ever since ive been training at the shop, my athleticism and explosiveness has increased tremendously. I am now a better baseball player than i have ever been before and i am in the best shape of my life now. Me and my training partner, Matt Ittner, are extremely dedicated to training and we love Matt's routines. Matt is a great coach and has an answer to every question thrown his way. Since being under his wing, he has made me even more mentally tough, which is a must for competive sports.
The amount of knowledge, strength, and athletic ability I have gained since I started training at The Strength Shop is insurmountable.
My name is Matt Ittner and I am currently a junior at Virginia Wesleyan College where I play baseball. My previous two years of college baseball were played at The College of the Albemarle, a junior college in Elizabeth City, NC. I have been training at The Strength Shop in Virginia Beach, VA the past two offseasons.
The amount of knowledge, strength, and athletic ability I have gained since I started training at The Strength Shop is insurmountable. The reason I was drawn to The Strength Shop and Matt Wichlinski was because of the results I had heard from other baseball players who were training with him. My training has consisted of Olympic power movements, strength and assistance movements using tools such as dumbbells, barbells, kettle bells, and sandbags just to name a few. The ultimate goal for me in my training is to see results on the baseball field. With baseball being filled with ballistic movements, the amount of power that I can put out will correlate with my success on the field. I saw this first hand with my offensive numbers between my freshman and sophomore years in junior college. Every offensive category increased and the largest increase was seen in my slugging percentage, which in baseball terms directly correlates to a player’s power and strength output. Also this past fall at Virginia Wesleyan the baseball team had workouts that had speed and agility drills involved in them. The speed and agility drills consisted of ladder, 5-10-5, and four cone drills. In my two years of training under Matt Wichlinski I had never done one of these types of speed and agility drills, but I tested out with times that were the best on the team. This really struck a chord with me because it proved that the training program, methods and mentoring that Matt Wichlinski had provided me with had more then paid off for me as an athlete.
If you are a athlete and are looking to dominant your peers in your chosen sport then Matt Wichlinski and The Strength Shop is the place for you. The progression one makes in strength, speed, and overall athletic ability at The Strength Shop is second to none. Since day one Matt Wichlinski has been dedicated to my success not only as an athlete but also as a person, and I owe a lot to him for that. Training at The Strength Shop has been the best decision I have made for my baseball career and I know I will continue to progress in the weight room and on the baseball field because that is the only option one has when training at the shop
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1. Avoid doing anything fast except your 20 minute metcon, keep working on that lean and toned look. Fast singles, doubles and triples are for de-conditioned meatheads.
2. Avoid eating fat because its going to turn your 32 inch waist into a blobby mess. Remember that there is no fat in whole grain cereal and thats the key to being healthy.
3. Focus on the doing the bodyweight plank as your hardest abs exercise. Doing a heavy, uneven loaded carry would certainly cause you to become imbalanced and grow crooked.
4. Always do full body training to limit your strength and mass gains in any one area. Avoid any body part splits so you won't to get too bulky.
5. Never push too hard against the resistance, maintain a slow and controlled tempo to avoid injury. Safety first, protect your joints.
6. Avoid any accessory work to address your weaknesses, focus only on the things you're good at, like 5k runs and carbohydrate consumption. Never try anything new, you might learn something.
7. Accuse any strong athlete, who trains with high levels of intensity, of being on steroids. It's not possible to train more than once a day without secret sauce.
8. Complain about how expensive organic meat and healthy eating is and continue regularly consuming Ramen noodles for 17 cents a pack. The key to health is cheap food and expensive insurance.
9. Never go too heavy or too hard on an exercise. If you have been doing it so well for the past few years, it'll work for the next few as well.
10. Never do any big time lifts like squats, deadlifts, cleans or presses. You might get overly coordinated, pack on some quality muscle, get too much attention from hot women, and your confidence levels will most likely get out of control. This could cause an initial depletion of monetary funds due to the high occurrence of new dates and potential coital experiences.
There you have it, 10 tips to stay the same and avoid working towards gaining some hard earned strength and muscle to enhance your life.
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Here is a progressive tutorial on the muscle-up, one of the many exercise tutorials on The Consummate Athlete
. Check out The Consummate Athlete and take a look at all the cool exercise tutorials, progressions, and workouts we have. You can't go through life doing the same boring dips, squats and leg raises and expect profound new gains. As much as I love the basics, you need to step up your game if you want to make serious advances in strength and skill. It's FREE for a week, so you got nothing lose, except your weakness. The Consummate Athlete