Coach Mike Boyle on Changing the Fitness World Forever
50 CCs of squats STAT!
I am a huge fan of a strength coach named Mike Boyle. Super smart guy and he just has a way of putting things that stick in your head. Here is an e-mail he sent out recently about an operation you need to have done.
I’ve got a newsflash that will change the world of
fitness and training forever.
I discovered an essential new operation that be
life-changing. The operation is called an addanasstomy.
Luckily you can perform this operation on yourself with
out the aid of a doctor. In an addanasstomy we take the
average gluteless bench press addicted trainee and we
begin an intensive program of squats and lunges to attempt
to add increase the size of the glutes maximus. Hence the
name. ADD AN ASS TO ME or in this case really to you.
It’s funny, in fitness we always seem to be trying to lose
something. Most of the time it seems to be around the waist.
The truth is that most people need to lose a little in front
and gain a little in the back. Don’t always think about taking
away, think about adding a little, but only in back. The way
most people look these days glutes belong on a milk carton.
I can see it now. Wanted lost glutes. Last seen just before
freshman year of college. The glutes began to disappear the
day you sat down for good and decided never to exercise again.
It was only a matter of time.
It’s so wonderfully rare to see a man or a woman who fills
out their pants properly. Don’t get me wrong, I see lots of
improperly filled pants. You know what I mean. In these days
of thongs and low cut jeans, it is even worse. I think you can
visualize the young girl with the adipose overflowing the top
of the jeans. Had enough yet? This same young girl is always
pulling up her low cut jeans because she has no glutes to
hold them up. For men the beer belly or the plumbers crack
are almost cliché. Both at least an indirect result of no glutes.
The truth is that glutes are essential to survival.
Low back pain expert Stuart McGill, author of Low Back Disorders,
describes the loss of glute strength and size as gluteal amnesia
( his term, not mine) and goes on to implicate lack of strength
in the glutes for the debilitating back pain that afflicts so many.
The cure for gluteal amnesia is an addanasstomy.
The truth is we sit too much, we take too many elevators, we
skip too many stairs. The result.
Loss of glute function and the relative disappearance of the
bodies most vital muscle. Then to top it off we go to the gym
and do what? Of course, we work on our upper body. No wonder
everyone’s back hurts.
The cure. Squats, lunges, one leg squats, split squats. Hip
extension exercises and bridging exercises.
The good part is that the disease is cureable and that you
can perform the operation on yourself.