by Rick Walker, CSCS
As a strength athlete, you spend countless hours getting stronger. You focus on squatting more, pressing more, closing bigger grippers, and adding more and more slabs of functional mass. Nothing gets in the way of this and your laser like focus keeps you in the gym and on top of your game. It is just what we, as strength athletes, do.
Allow me for a second to change your thinking. In your quest for betterment under the bar, when was the last time you thought about the most important muscle in your body: Your Heart??
Let’s face it, squatting big rules and nothing beats a huge set of biceps, but if your heart stops working, none of that matters. (more…)