Master The Basics.
One of the biggest mistakes people make in the gym is overcomplicating their training.
They constantly add bands to what they’re doing, balance on bosu balls, and think they need to push themselves all the way to failure, all the time.
When the truth is you rarely need to add bands, EVER.
You should probably not balance on bosu balls while training, EVER.
And you definitely do not need to go to failure, EVERY time.
I’ve been doing this for over a decade now… so I’ve seen many shifts in the industry and how the trends tend to navigate the space.
But the truth is just that → they’re JUST TRENDS.
They come and go.
But you know what has never left…?
Aka, the basic shit that you tend to overlook – but gets you the biggest bang for your buck.
These things have been staples since I started in the industry when I was 18 years old, which was almost 12 years ago.
But even crazier, they were staples for the 2-3 decades prior to my start, too!
Here they are:
Repeated Bout Effect
Push Hard, But Don’t Fail
Do Just Enough, But Not Too Much
Choose Functional Movement Patterns:
All the other stuff is just fluff.
Now, there’s a time and place for the fluff, too…
So the drop sets, extended and partial range of motions, bands or chains, AMRAPs, isolation exercises, etc…
ALL that should be implemented, too.
It just cannot be your bread and butter.
The problem is that the basics can be boring…
Which I get, trust me.
But trust me here, YOU will achieve a WAY better physique if you stick to the list provided above.
It’s why the Strength Coaches and Trainers who not only get the best results, but also stick around in the industry the longest, all prioritize those principles.
So to cap this off, I’ll explain those in a little more detail…
Progressive Overload – do slightly more over time.
Repeated Bout Effect – do the same thing, week after week, so you can improve and follow principle 1 more easily (i.e. progressive overload).
Push Hard, But Don’t Fail – going to failure on low fatigue exercises, like lateral raises, is fine on occasion… but don’t get too used to failing because you won’t always recover fully from it and research shows it’s no more beneficial then getting close to failure.
Do Just Enough, But Not Too Much – simple… don’t over do it!
Choose Functional Patterns – your body is capable of moving in different ways and capacities, SO USE IT THAT WAY!
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