The fitness industry has become on over-inflated (get it...another pun) with unnecessary and most importantly ineffective systems. These systems focus so heavily on achieving a single goal, such as carving your abdominals or building your arms, that the very muscles that keep your body in alignment are neglected. Fitness and the Human Physiology is no different than any other aspect of life, you must maintain balance. The B.E.A.S.T System focuses on functional strength and building a well-rounded healthy individual.
When it comes to building strength and explosiveness you don't need to break the bank with high tech gear. Look no further than a field and an old tire of your choosing. This week The Bar worked on the overhead tire throw. Of the several different workouts that can be accomplished with a tire, The Overhead Tire Throw is the one of the most beneficial while simultaneously being the most tiring. When completing the throw, the body is forced to recruit all of its muscle groups instantaneously while focusing on the posterior chain in particular. Due to the posterior chain being located in an area that we do not see every day (your backside), it is commonly and most often neglected. Some of the muscles that encompass this chain include the hamstrings, glutes, and the erector spinae group. Despite the fact that this chain is crucial in strength, it is also crucial in everyday life as it maintains your posture and keeps all the important things like your spine and hips in alignment. Additionally, explosive compound movements such as these are essential in flooding the body with all of the muscle building hormones that are often supplemented in the wrong manner. Finally, due to the intense nature of this movement you will really only need 30 minutes of set work before you're all tired out.