Sometimes you get things wrong.

Or more to the point, 

when you find a better way of doing things and realise that the original way isn’t always the best way,

there’s two courses of action

1) Stick your head in the sand and pretend nothing is wrong and keep doing the same thing


2) See where it can be improved, swallow your pride (if necessary) and make the necessary adjustment

Funny thing is ego can get in the way for some.

Me? I’m not too proud to admit that things can sometimes be done better.

And if I see something that keeps cropping up I’d be stupid not to do anything about it.

So a few months ago, I noticed that the Scissor Squats that we do at DPM could be refined.

I noticed that some people were bending there back too much to touch the ground.

By the way, if you’re not familiar with our scissor squats. 

basically it’s jumping your legs apart as you squat down towards the ground as per a normal squat motion.

This is a beauty of a move cause it brings your inner thighs in more and makes it more explosive.

Meaning your heart rate gets up higher and acts as an extra fat burning tool.

The problem I noticed with the way we used to do it,

was that the motion also involved touching the ground as you squat down.

Easy for some.

Not so easy for others.

And I realised that some were bending there backs too much to make this happen.

Not ideal for the back.

And not ideal for getting the best value out of the exercise.

So what did we change?

By taking out the touch on the way down you don’t have to worry about that factor – great if your flexibility isn’t sensational – cause after all, none of us are russian gymnasts (or 21 anymore).

The beauty I realised is that it actually makes it a more effective movement.

Cause you can focus on your legs and go that little deeper in your squat while not having to think about touching the ground.

Plus it looks after your back better.

Double win.

Anyways, the moral of this story is the old cliche.

If you do what you’ve always done, you get what you’ve always got.

But if you’re willing to admit that things can be improved, 

everyone wins.

And as a result, now when we do them – they’re a lot more effective.

Which brings me to the question of your own workouts,

or someone that you may know.

Can they be improved?

if so, why not encourage them, or indeed come along yourself and check out what we have on offer at Team DPM.

Plus, like I mentioned yesterday, I’ll hook you up with some freebies for encouraging them to come along and have 2 weeks on the house.


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PS – The Lilyfield group is getting popular on Wednesday so if they’re interested in that group, the only availability now is Monday, Tuesday & Friday.

They can however join a waiting list for Wednesday.

Our Observatory Hill and Dawes Point groups in the city are still open though for all sessions.



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