By William Sturgeon RKC-II




We commonly coach our clients to create tension with cues such as “brace the core”, “tighten the glutes”, “crush the handle”, etc.

These phrases can help get clients to create tension in their lifts.

You may see the specific group of muscles tighten, or a change in your client’s face when you ask them to create more tension.

Deconditioned clients are often unable to create tension through a specific area at first.

It’s important that we spend time teaching them certain drills and use different cues to help them find the ability to create tension.

It can be challenging to teach people how to...read complete blog post.