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A Closer Look At Legends… And How They Move

Who’s the better player between Ronaldo and Messi?  The eternal football question of the last decade.  I don’t have an answer. I’m not even going to try to provide one… because it’s really a pointless argument.

I think we should just enjoy two great players.

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However, I will talk about what I think their strengths and weaknesses are, at least in terms of training or athleticism.

What can we learn from them?  A lot obviously.  We can learn from the greats, in any area.

I’ve talked before about how Ronaldo trains.  He is relentless and he does a lot of bodyweight exercises.  I believe this is the one of the main reasons he is such an athletic specimen.

He does 1500 sit ups per day.  Have you seen his core?  Everyone has, because he can’t wait to whip it out.  He looks like a cobra… his midsection is that solid.

He does other bodyweight moves at high reps per day as well.  His ability to sprint, jump, his two footedness, kicking power and heading ability is no doubt largely to do with this regime.  He can also twist on a dime and turn powerfully while the other players are still trying to get rooted to turn.

That’s the ridiculous core he has.  He improved his athleticism drastically from when he was a very slight kid.

If we are looking at where C. Ronaldo could maybe improve, we are probably talking about things Messi has: fluidity, poise, rhythm, balance and vision.

Messi lacks the same sort of power, ambidexterity, aerial power, sprinting off the ball and strength, as CR.

I’m not saying they are poor on these things, just that the other one is a genius in that regard.

When  I look at how CR trains, from my knowledge, if he stopped his add-ons of weight machine exercises and bicep curls and instead did more multi-dimensional animal movements and tai chi type exercises, he’d also make his spine, shoulders, hips and pelvis as incredible as his core and large muscle groups.

He’s also gain more poise and rhythm.  His calmness would also lead to Messi like vision.

Could you imagine how good he’d be then?  You’d probably be talking about the best ever.  On the other hand if Messi worked on his body to the amount Ronaldo does, with a few of the above subtractions and additions, you’d also be looking at the supernatural.

Best ever?

You could make an argument for any one of these players as the greatest and a few more. It’s a pointless debate…  all legends.

Is there anyone in sport doing the complete training I am talking about here?  Yes, there is: Conor McGregor.

He has the poise, calmness, balance, ambidexterity, spinal strength, core stability, fluidity and effortless power… all in the one package.

He’s studied all this too.  He’s continually evolved his method.  As his coach John Kavanagh says, ‘win or learn.’  He actually prefers the term ‘learn or learn,’ but that doesn’t sound as good.

Coach Kavanagh is way ahead of the curve.  That’s why Ireland (6.5 million people) came back with more amateur MMA medals from Vegas this year than any other nation in the world!

The Next Level Sports Program was being built concurrently to these wonderful athletes doing the same practises.  Near the end of my research I could see who’s training was on another level, and why.

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Yours,

Brian Timlin

NFL great Hershel Walker was ‘weak, slow and uncoordinated’ until he did this…

As a boy in Georgia, NFL great Hershel Walker was called ‘weak, slow and uncoordinated’ by coaches and other kids.

He couldn’t keep up and he used to get beat on.

But then he discovered a secret:

If he exercised like the animals on their farm he got super strong, agile, flexible, mobile and quick – all at the same time!

Soon he was passing out all the other kids.

He kept on training this way.  He built up these movements to huge reps per day.  He did push ups, pull ups, bridges, sit ups and variations of these year after year.

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Herchel became truly extraordinary.  He ended up with a 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo, he was an Olympic bobsledder, he danced with the Fort Worth ballet and he was a track and field champion in college… on top of being arguably the greatest college footballer of all time and a future hall of fame inductee in the NFL!

HOLY CRAP!

One curious thing also happened when he was playing in the NFL:

Nearly all sportspeople train with weights, and his team was no different.  So one day Hershel was in the team weights room doing his own thing and one of the players/coaches asked him to do some of the weights exercises… the bench press, shoulder press, squats and so on.

To their amazement Herschel out lifted them all!

He didn’t even DO weights.

That’s how strong bodyweight exercises at high reps made him.

He was known for his running power and speed.  The combination made him deadly… and he swore by his exercise regime.

I can also attest to the power of using your own bodyweight.  I tried all kinds of exercises, but nothing came close to moving my own body.

A lot of people think golf requires very little athleticism.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

You can get away with extra timber and not so great cardio to an extent (there’s more than one buffet molester on tour). However, you have to be limber, strong and have a diamond set of shoulder, spinal, pelvic and hip muscles to play good golf.

Natural bodyweight movements stretch and really strengthen these areas!  It also activates and powers the core and glutes like no other.  These factors are athleticism 101… and taken up to elite level with only 4 to 6 comprehensive ancient exercises.

The result is swinging a golf club is much easier than before.  Not to mention the ball bombs off the face with ease.

One of the sayings among those who really know golf is… ‘the athlete usually wins.’  Well, nothing makes you more athletic than mastering your own bodyweight.

Obviously practise, mentality and technical proficiency are huge too, but if you body isn’t strong and mobile enough these important body movements are diminished or don’t happen at all.

You can be great mentally and putt well, but it’s hard to compete with guys that bomb it straight and pure iron shots at the flag.  All things being equal its the main difference you see between the top players at the club and the other guys.

It’s the same with EVERY sport.  Let’s get real here: Players with power, speed, agility, coordination and balance on another level are basically unplayable!

Actually, one of the things about having a great mentality is putting your mind to improving or even mastering the elements of your craft.

So yea, sport is still 90% mental… but not in the way most people say it is!

Make this the day you zoom past the others like Herschel Walker did… from a position where he was told he ‘can’t.’  Order The Next Level Sports Program today and learn how you can do this and much more.

Everyone can start where they are and improve day by day to amazing results they didn’t think were even possible.

That’s what I’ve experienced, and so can you.

Yours,
Brian Timlin

P.s.  I like what many institutes like the Titleist Performance Institute are doing, but they are giving people watered down movements that don’t really get to the root of power and mobility.  To get a major advantage over your competitors click here