Well, I’ve had an adventurous past few days.
I spent 11 hours in the Emergency Room with my wife on Sunday who was buckled over with severe abdominal pain. After a blood test, ultrasound and CT Scan they couldn’t find anything. They said it was probably really bad menstrual cramps and sent her home with a prescription for extra strong pain killers.
The woman who has 5 kids and delivered 3 of them without the use of any drugs or epidural. Her pain threshold is likened by some to that of a secret agent in a Chinese prison! C’mon man!
Anyway, we went to a naturopath the next day. She said that the tightening in her neck was irritating her vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is directly related to her digestive tract. So, after a thorough assessment and some cranio-sacral massage techniques, THE PAIN WAS GONE.
Tack up another point for Alternative Medicine.
Then when we got home on Sunday night, the house smelt like sewage. I went to the basement and it was flooded. Brutal.
So I’ve been dealing with insurance, trades, plumbing, etc, etc. I’ve had to move my home office to the kitchen (and if you’ve seen my kitchen, it ain’t sayin’ much).
So with the smell of bacon in the background, I am writing this blog post….
How To Master The Military Press
The military press has always been one of my most difficult lifts. It was all a result of lack of technique and not understanding how my ENTIRE BODY is involved in the lift itself.
Once I realized that I could channel all my muscles and create super-stiffness in my body through power breathing, it became easy. I went from struggling getting the 24kg bell over my head to doing consistent reps with the 32kg!
In the video below, I outline for you some of my favorite tricks and cues (thanks, Rich!) that helped me…