The past 3 months I have been doing a combination of gymnastics fundamentals and weightlifting. The gymnastics has consisted of push ups progressions, single leg squats regressions, ring rows and a variety of pike-esque ab work not to leave out crazy ass flexibility/strength exercises. The weightlifting has been the Brute Force program put out by Zach Even-Esh. I feel great and am getting very lean as I have also locked in my diet....more on that later. Gotta go fix my clutch in my sweet ass 97 prizm. That's right, it's as pimp as it sounds ;)
I just watched a great video wherein Paul Chek talked about primal patterns and infant development and it sparked something in me. As babies we first learn we have a front and back then a top and bottom then left and right sides. We crawl then push and pull then we squat then we bend then lunge then twist and finally we walk. I find it fascinating so many people come to me wanting to train for whatever reason. They can walk relatively well yet have trouble completing a body weight squat, have no idea how to keep a neutral spine in a bend patterns and also have no spatial awareness in lunge patterns. These patterns have gone quiet, the neuromuscular pathways have atrophied due to a sedentary world we live in. These are usually the same folks doing a bunch of cardio and machine weight routines eating low fat diets and making no progress. I don't know it was just interesting how we start at A and end at Z yet many are walking around doing Z without the ability to do the prior steps.