“There’s no school like the old school, and I’m the f***ing headmaster!”
- Lenny Cole, RocknRolla
If there’s anything that should NOT be a surprise to you by now, it’s that I’m a fan of all things old school.
Old school strength training. Old school programming. And as far as the previous two are concerned, old school training wisdom.
There are countless axioms, maxims, and rules that comprise old school approaches to the jolly ol’ game of taming iron and getting brute strong, but the ones that stand out the most in my mind are those that put a premium on what Dan John likes to call “Killer Apps” – that is, things that, once implemented, help you excel at a wide variety of tasks with relative ease.
And to my mind, one of the finest axioms of the old school comes from backwoods Tennessee farmer turned Olympic gold medalist Paul Anderson:
“The guy with the biggest butt lifts the biggest weights”
“Big” in this case means muscular. And don’t let the word “guy” fool you; if you’re a lady, these sage words apply every bit as much to you, too.
In fact, one of the fastest ways to boost your overall strength, full-body power, athleticism, resilience, and even flab loss is by training the glutes hard.
But there’s a caveat:
If you love kettlebells and calisthenics, you’ve more than likely been led astray.
The same reductionist mindset that brought you shoddy modern axioms like “you don’t need direct ab work, just squeeze your abs tight when you press/squat/etc” and “you don’t need direct grip work, just squeeze your kettlebells tight” has also brought you…
“You don’t need any extra glute work, just squeeze your butt in all your exercises!”
If this worked so dang well, why not just put the bells down and ONLY squeeze your muscles?
Truth be told, if you wanna keep the Gain Train rollin’ into the station again and again, it’s better to listen to the old schoolers who succeeded under much less favorable circumstances than the new-school wannabe wise guys trying to convince you to do less, ACHIEVE less, and then be happy with it.
Well, F that, I say!
You already know you need strong abs and a strong grip if you wanna skip a few places in line and get better results in less time. And if you wanna cut all the way to the front of the line, toss in some glute-specific work and you’re in business.
My latest 21-day challenge, Superior Posterior, will show you how.
In this challenge you will learn:
- Why low-rep training has left you with a weak butt – and how to kickstart your long-stalled gains with 1-2 kettlebells and just 8 minutes of daily work.
- The secret of using strong glutes as your sure-fire platform for serious strength success…For both your lower AND upper body!
- Why athletes of all stripes – from sprinters to martial artists and everything in between – know that REAL power is derived from the hips, and NOT from the hands
- The ‘FantASStic 4’ lower body exercises that chisel out a rock-solid rear end – and put the kibosh on your long-standing and annoying strength plateaus to boot
- #1 OS reset for filling in one of the most crucial, overlooked gaps in your glute strength – no equipment required!
- Why some old-school butt building might be the help you need to put an end to your low back troubles and achey knees
- A badazz tactic for getting even the most stubbornly sleep glutes to fire harder by stretching these 2 muscle groups (hint: NOT the glutes!)
- The ‘stupid simple’ modification that turns 2 classic ‘quad dominant’ lower body exercises into power tools for building a bodacious butt
- How to use a dowel rod or broom handle to further bulletproof your behind and dodge the all-too-common aches and stiffness that often accompany aggressive glute training
- A fully-loaded 21-day routine that you can seamlessly add to your current workouts and take yourself to gluteal glory
- Much, much more
What are you waiting for? A more powerful lower body AND more voluptuous rump await you!