Lift Weights Faster 2 Ecourseby Jen Sinkler
It had been a long, extremely fun and rewarding day of squatting, benching, and deadlifting. I had just finished my fourth powerlifting meet in the past six months (what can I say, I got hooked!) and was seated in the hotel ballroom where the meet had just wrapped, scrolling through social media, when my training partner JVB plopped down in the chair beside me.
“So,” she said. “You ready to lift weights faster now?”
Without missing a beat, my response was, “Yesssss!”
In actuality, we had already been more integrating Lift Weights Faster-style workouts into our training for a while now, testing and tweaking the many new workouts for my soon-to-be-released ebook, Lift Weights Faster 2. But in that moment, I relished the thought of turning my focus fully back to one of my favorite fitness activities: conditioning.
It is no secret that I have a deep love of all strength exercises. But man do I love the explosive, dynamic, super-athletic stuff. Workouts that improve my speed, strength, and agility are what keep my body (and mind) grooving, and the passion for workouts that improve those factors is what drove me to produce Lift Weights Faster — and now Lift Weights Faster 2 — in the first place.
Also, I was excited to bust out of the sagittal plane more often. The sagittal plane is that back-and-forth motion that most squat, bench, and deadlift variations include. My body has been so ready to twist, crawl, jump and generally move in a wider variety of ways again. There really can be too much of a good thing, and while my body has responded and adapted very nicely to powerlifting training, I firmly believe the human bod appreciates getting stronger with a variety of different movements and in every plane of motion.
So. Was I ready to lift weights faster? Oh yeah I was.
Listen. You don’t need to be stuck doing the same movements all the time, month in and month out for years on end. You have complete control to change up your workout regimen in the name of progress. If you’re ready to bust out, too, then I invite you explore the first in my free video e-course, “Three Rotational Movements to Give Your Conditioning A Twist.”
Don’t get it twisted: Traditional variations of mainstay exercises like squats, pushups, and deadlifts will always have a special place in my heart and a central place in my training. But exploring new variations can lead to better progress AND even a resolution of pain. (I cover several of the movements our resident doctor of physical therapy at the gym, Erika Mundinger, recommends for SI joint pain.)
In addition to the info in the video, I’ve also included a detailed download that includes written descriptions and photos of each of the exercises. Don’t miss out on that bonus!