Can you get stronger by slowing down? Coach Anders Varner discusses just that in Yin Strength Training.
Strong dude and fitness philosopher Anders Varner talks with me about leaving everything behind he’d known for the past ten years. He’d devoted his life to becoming super good at the sport of fitness, CrossFit, and opened a gym to teach others. But then, life changed and Anders realized something wasn’t right.
He needed more calming yin to the intensity yang.
Anders still believes in the core message below…
Fitness in 100 words:
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, clean & jerk, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.
…but he’s also learned how his experience of fitness and learning about his capacity goes much further.
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