Something remarkable is happening at TwinTown Fitness

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I want to give a huge shout-out to our members at TwinTown Fitness for making it a priority to move with solid form over the last few months.

Whether squatting, snatching, clean and jerking, or deadlifting you have checked your egos at the door and done the right thing in the name of moving properly and safely.

When you take weight off the bar, and sacrifice a potential personal record to ensure you are able to complete each rep with rock-solid mechanics, it inspires your peers to do the same.

When you pump the breaks instead of charging forward because you feel a flaw in your form, you prove your commitment to doing things the right way.

By making it a priority to dial in your technique, you have collectively raised the bar and set yourselves up for big-time gains in the long run.

There are no short cuts to success, and you prove time and again that you are willing to put in the hard work necessary to achieve your best, knowing that you probably won’t see immediate results.

This is tough to do, but having the backbone to focus on form has become the norm in our gym.

It fires us up as coaches to see this happening, and it makes every day we work with you a pleasure and a privilege.

Keep up the outstanding work!

Dip & Drive

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The last three days in our all levels classes we have had a variation of the push press. I’m no psychic by any stretch, but I assume we will see them again soon.

This seems like such an easy movement, however many things can go wrong in a hurry.

If you have been in any of these classes you have definitely heard to send your hips back and drive through your heels. This feels very awkward, and if you have followed these cues, I’m sure we are in agreement.

It feels more natural to bend into our knees and push through our toes extending our calves to get the weight up. And we can probably get quicker results this way.

However, you are putting your body in a vulnerable position. You will undoubtedly feel it more in your knees, ankles, calfs and lower back.

Personally, I have struggled for a long time with the correct sequencing. I know what it is supposed to look like, I know how to cue others to do it, but when it comes to execution I don’t follow through.

Until now!!! My good friend and workout partner, Keela had me practice reps against the wall, while maintaining a vertical torso, then stepping away and pretending myback was still against that wall while going through the push press motion.

After my first training session with these cues in mind, I am already moving a lot better throughout the movement. There is still much room for improvement, but I feel this is the biggest step I have taken on conquering the push press.

The next time you are in class working on the push press, remember these cues!