If you’ve spent any time on the Sabers Fitness Floor while I am there, you know that I can’t help myself from telling everyone “a better way” to do whatever it is they are trying to do. On the Fitness Floor, we promote barbell training (emphasis on the word “training”). More specifically: heavy barbell training with full range of motion, compound, multi-joint athletic movements. Even more specifically: squats, deadlifts, presses, cleans, and did I mention squats and deadlifts? We practice these kinds of lifts in order to improve strength and power in the belief that greater strength and power will lead to better and safer performances in the Sabers gym and on the Sabers field, not to mention an overall improvement in physical health and mental wellbeing.
(An aside: This approach differs from the use of machine-based single-joint isolation exercises, the ones where you get to sit down on a padded seat.
Don’t get me started on the topic of which approach I think is better.)
Former Sabers AD Peter Heimer (2011-22) blogged about various sports- and non-sports-related topics (mostly sports-related). The views expressed here are those of the author only and do not necessarily represent opinions of the school..