We all have one dominant side; and if you do Olympic weightlifting, you probably know you constantly pay attention to one side more than another: the split jerk. In this movement, you’re perpetually rehearsing with one foot forward and the other one back, over and over again. Depending on your programming, you might be practicing this pattern hundreds of times each week. This could make for a serious strength and coordination imbalance. Sam Briggs has the answer: practicing split jerks on both sides.
Fitness is largely about training weaknesses; and nothing screams weak like doing a split jerk on the “wrong” side. But the unfamiliarity is good for your body and for your brain, too. Try it out for yourself!
How often do you work your weaker side??? 2 rep alternating split jerk ??? give your brain a workout too … the right hemisphere controls your body’s left side, and vice versa … The brain, which works on the ‘use it or lose it principle,’ has often been likened to a muscle — the more you use it, the better it gets … so get training that brain ?? #crossfit #ryourogue #bemorehuman #teamPRGNX @roguefitness @progenex @reebok @glc2000uk @ilovetrionz @buffboxmeals @compex_uk @jamesjowseytraining
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