Give the people what they want?
Surprised a client today who`s trained with me for a year by being alive enuff to train with him for the first time lol, he`s my usual first of the day and i like to train when ive been up a while.
thank gawd i start my work day at 12pm 🙂 i love my job!
its a funny thing, EVERYONE of my clients who trains with me has a better workout.. some are lucky enuff to be blessed with my company more than others. he`s my oldest client at 50 something and can out lift all other clients or will be on all exercises very soon, but keeping his form under control for every single rep and have full adrenaline flowing proves tricky.
he`s getting there tho and was in awe (lol) of how efficient my reps are.. which is good cos all the slight adjustments i make to clients form must do theyre heads in and its always nice to be shown exactly why i`m the form freak i am.
you not only decrease the risk of injury but maximise the amount of reps your capable of.. kinda obvious i know but most dont do it. you can take apart every bullet point on a description of exercise form and break it down so each aspect of the lift is an art form.
bench press 6x6x5x90kg followed by a couple of back down sets at 70% working weight ish.
then as ive been using more frequency recently triceps pushdowns for 5 sets and workout done.
went to the chiro today so wont be training for 3 days, hence the early workout. i`m being very prudent with my frequency and careful, i overtrain very easily, people who dont think overtraining doesnt exist are either genetic freaks or havent a clue about theyre bodies.
train flatout for every workout and you risk overtraining, cycle your poundages and or intensity and you can extend training periods, but inevitably more rest days are needed as intensity increases.
if your training was a hill, the peak is where you`d want your training to be be.
most people imo are training when theyre beyond that peak and veering towards catabolism, obviously i try to hit the peak as others do but for me, i`m happy to be just before my peak preferring to be in an anabolic window rather than risking catabolism.
as i wind up the weights i`m using i should be closer and closer to the peak every week and it becomes obvious very quickly if i overtrain cos i lose strength and recovery is delayed. you have to be very honest with yourself.
its easy to man up and force yourself on.
been there, done that, ive trained 6x a week, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.. i know what frequency works and know the more frequency used the less people can make it work for them.
dont copy that big bloke down the gym, theres probly 99 other people who it doesnt work for to his 1.
ive lost count of how many times ive been asked..
Cal youre looking well, how often do you train?
2x a week bud.
Ahhh ok i train 3x a week, will you write me a routine..
do i then write something i think is wrong? or do i give them a 3 day split i use but know they wont like or do?
do i modify my routine to please them? people only do what they want to hear..
my interpretations of routines need groundwork no one wants to do that lol
day 1 of my 3 day split is stiff leg deads, calves and bi`s 3 sets each.. done right it annihilates you, done wrong it takes 30 mins and is a piece of piss..
takes time to not deadlift like a bitch…
Give the people what they want?