- My fucking back hurts
- how to deadlift
- Alexis Texas
- my back hurts from fucking
- i overdid it on deadlifts
Arielle and I were watching Revenge of the Sith the other day, and she made a point that Jedi always used the minimal effective amount of effort to achieve their task, and that the Sith used great efforts. This was particularly true when Darth Sidious uses his force lighting and Yoda absorbs and redirects it, also in Episode 2, Count Dooku uses his force lightning and Obi-Wan Kenobi effortlessly absorbs it into his lightsaber. In fact, the effort it takes to wield force lightning becomes so great that it can deform and burn the user (as is the case with Darth Sidious).
I also found out that Frankie uses this as a teaching model as well, and will guide his students to train like the Jedi.
So, how does one train like a Jedi? It is very simple.
First, test your movements. Here's how:
That's me from two years ago. The same basic principles still apply. Substitute any exercise instead of a plate curl, and test.
After you find the movements you want to do, test the variations. One variation might yield a better test. Variations include, but are not limited to, stances, implements, and grips.
Third, test your rest periods. After you do a set, and you are resting, do your ROM test and if it is a good test (you moved a lot of checkers, to use the same terminology in the video) practice your movement some more.
Important things to consider: do not squeeze out one more rep, do not do things to the detriment of your form, and do not move through pain. Be aware of your speed, your tension, your form and your form you use when you perform your gym movements. If you slow down, your form detoriorates and/or you start to use more tension, calm the fuck down and stop. If you ignore this, you will reach failure, pain and (hopefully not) damage. Stop well before failure, and if you can help it, stop at loss of speed. The strain is not worth it. Physiologically, or psychologically.
You will love to fight another day, and things that don't often test well, will test well and your limits will be expanded.
To be a Sith, ignore this advice at your own discretion. But remember the cost of being a Sith--betrayal from your apprentices, losing limbs, and dying. All associated with more effort (and with them, a lot of arrogance).