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  • in reply to: Training for the army #977
    Eric Falstrault
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    Martin is spot on. I would shift the attention to the task coming and keep the training at a minimum/ injury prevention such as your knee. Focus on endurance and maybe Twice a week on core/low back/posterior chain work.

    in reply to: Emotional Eating #976
    Eric Falstrault
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    Not an easy task. Finding the triggers and making them aware of them is probably the first step. They also tend to eat sporadically, so having somewhat of a schedule makes it better, avoiding splurge after periods of stress. Lots of counselling and might suggest also consulting with professionals like psychologist and deal with underlying issues.

    in reply to: S&C for JJ/Grappling by Gordon Ryan #975
    Eric Falstrault
    Participant

    Hey Martin, actually, I’m scared to look at his DVD, there is not one good comment on it for those I know who got it. The guy is still relentless and works with one of the best, Danaher. He obviously takes some special gear as well, so training is not rocket science for him and the other wrestler Nicky. those guys are technically flawless and in this case, being strong and heavy is a definite plus, no matter what training you do. They are the best team and train like it.

    in reply to: Lying Leg Curl Substitution for Low Reps #912
    Eric Falstrault
    Participant

    Hey Ryan, only thing that comes to mind is the Glute ham raise if you can anchor your feet solid or have someone hold them, Eccentric and isometric work.

    in reply to: Arm/Shoulder Focus #911
    Eric Falstrault
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    Hey Ryan, If i can add something, one word, Failure. Trying to reach total muscle failure. I’ve played around a few things with everyone during this confinement and when limited, I use 1-2 principles. HEre is an example with mechanical drop sets using body angles.

    Let’s use push ups.

    A1 legs elevated (incline 45′) push ups
    A2 regular push ups
    A3 Upper body elevated push ups
    A4 Kneeling push ups
    Max out, as little rest as possible between each. If you want to add one more element, Once your totally done on A4, go back to do 20 sec. eccentrics on the regular pushups.

    Let’s say you only have a pair of DB 20lbs DB and a swiss ball at home and you want to do Biceps and triceps.

    A1 Seated db frenchpress
    A2 db lying extension
    A3 Close grip tricep press as many reps as possible.
    B1 prone spider curls elbows on swiss ball
    B2 supine incline db curls on swiss ball
    B3 standing db curl as many reps as possible.

    Enjoy

    in reply to: Running #910
    Eric Falstrault
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    Hey Miroslav, Usually from what i remember, sprints and HIIT would be done the same day as legs (or most of leg work days), or you could do early morning HIIT or sprint work and wrestling pract.at least 6 hours later.

    in reply to: Combat Ready Core article #901
    Eric Falstrault
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    Not yet. We are working on incredible content for classes and individual seminars. We are waiting to see what’s happening with travel restrictions at the moment but as soon as we can, we will start to announcing upcoming classes.

    in reply to: Fat Loss Phase 5 #899
    Eric Falstrault
    Participant

    Hey Tanner, It’s 20 minutes alternating A1 and A2.

    in reply to: New Classes Coming #814
    Eric Falstrault
    Participant

    Hey Cameron, we are working on it, we are aiming for online and also in conferences, just riding the covid wave and adjusting the timeline as the info comes out.

    in reply to: Fat Grip Pressing #812
    Eric Falstrault
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    Hey Joe, that’s my two cents. For pulling and/curling movements, grip strength is the limiting factor, so this is obvious. However, in pressing, grip strength is not as much since the prime movers are the pecs. HOwever, EMG tests with thinner bars on benchpress had the greatest recruitment in the forearms. This might be due to the lifting styles, I know some that will grip the bar has hard as possible, as with the thick bar, it’s harder to do so. Stability and wrist might also be a limiting factor.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17313296

    in reply to: strength training for judo #736
    Eric Falstrault
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    Martin, the closer to comp, shorter the range like deadlifts to rack pulls. I love to incorporate prowler or sled pulls close to comp, only concentric and explosive.

    Olof, yes it will for sure. We will be incorporating old school to new methodology.

    in reply to: Exercise Substitution #735
    Eric Falstrault
    Participant

    Hey Ryan, there is the kneeling Glute ham raise, you just have to find someone to hold your feet or something heavy enough to hold you.

    There also the towel drags. Lying down, put your heels on a towel, lift your butt and drag the towel with your heels towards your butt.

    If you have access to a swill ball, you can also do the Swiss ball leg curl, same as the towel but now with a Swiss ball.

    You could do isometric contractions at different angles. If you have a band, seated leg curls (or lying) while the band is attached to something.

    Even slow tempo unilateral goodmornings holding something in your arms could be very challenging.

    A+

    in reply to: Cortisol Supplements #666
    Eric Falstrault
    Participant

    Hey prasad, what makes you think it’s a cortisol issue?

    Trying to fix cortisol with supplements only is like looking at the world through a straw. You have to be aware, or at least find the reason why cortisol is omnipresent. It’s multifactorial, Is it stress related? those it come from food intolerance?Sleeping issues? Cortisol management or insulin issues? Blood sugar related?

    Like Dirk Said, is it high or low morning or evening cortisol issue? I try to find the source first, fix it, see if there is a difference. Take out or eliminate all possible stress issues first, observe, give yourself a few weeks. If you think its low morning cortisol and it is not, and take supplements to try and fix low morning cortisol, you might do more harm than good.If you want answers about testing, ask our Medical Expert Tim in the medical forum.

    Good luck!

    Eric

    in reply to: Tricep Exercises #664
    Eric Falstrault
    Participant

    Wrist position has no direct effect on triceps extension. However, it does have an effect on shoulder external or internal rotation. With the supinated version, the limiting factor is the wrist since it is in a weakened position compared to the pronated grip so you’ll be losing strength because of it.

    As for the pronated grip, it’s harder to keep the elbows in as you have to get in a semi-supinated position to keep the elbows in internal rotation. I would rather focus at varying elbow position and strength curves, from the hardest (frenchpress) to the easiest (pressdown).

    Eric

    in reply to: Remote Assessment #663
    Eric Falstrault
    Participant

    For assessments, I give cues, and see what they do, gives me a few more infos such as body awareness, how i will have to teach them, etc.

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