SPEAKING IN GYMLISH

 

 

“Heels”. I don’t actually want you on your heels, but its likely that you’ve rocked forward onto your toes; I want the weight even on the foot so going to the heel is an attempt at centering everything up.

 

“Pockets”. The pockets position is at the top of thigh. This is also the ‘High hang’ position.

 

“Patience”. On your warm up sets, or when learning a new skill, you might need to act like the bar is much heavier than it really is. Having “Patience” means you are deliberately moving the bar at a slower speed to simulate the tempo of the exercise that will follow when weight is added.

 

Be as tall as you can be”. Someone lacking hip or knee extension when standing might respond well to being told to ‘be as tall as they can be’. It might also correct lumbar hyperextension and be useful in overhead pressing.

 

“Get a gulp”, commonly, a lifter might take a breath through their nose prior to trying to exert maximal force. This is an old habit. Getting a gulp of breath directs towards a quicker, bigger breath through the mouth.

 

“Tight”, compound movements require a lot of isometric contraction in significant parts of the body. Tightness throughout the body is necessary to transfer the force of the prime moving musculature to the bar or object.

 

“Set your spine”, the trunk is often an integral part of any compound movement. It needs to be in the right shape.

 

“Inflate thoracically”, “Chest up” this is the same thing 2 different ways. The lack of thoracic extension is a significant contributor to lack of efficient shape in the spine.

 

“Get a bounce”, trying to get a stretch reflex at the bottom of the squat.

 

“Bicep to the roof”, the catching position in the snatch involves external rotation.

 

 

Words not found in the Gymlish dictionary “Core” and “Beast”, these words have no meaning and are basically gibberish. When used will result in blank stares.