My Philosophies of Strength Training
I am always crafting my life’s philosophy.
In fact, one of my principals is that you MUST have a life philosophy of sorts if you are to make an impact on the world.
Well, just as in life, I also have training philosophies. And if you have been following along for a number of years, you are probably familiar with them.
But just as a refresher and hopefully a breathe of fresh air, here are my 4 strength training philosophies:
- You must continually apply new stress to the body. This includes but is not limited to reps, weight, rest times, different organization of your workouts and new types of training.
- You should train with peripheral heart action (PHA) in mind. If you aren’t sweating and in ‘oxygen debt’, then you aren’t training as hard as you need to be. You can do this by full body training, head to toe. This is 1000 times better than any piece of cardio equipment you can go on.
- 99% of people should be training movements, not muscles. The body can push, pull, squat, extend the hips, carry stuff and resist movement (core training). If you train all the movements, you will 100% hit all of the 600+ muscles in the body. If you try to isolate on machines and will old-school bodybuilding programs, your body and core will eventually retaliate against you.
- If at all possible, I believe everyone would be better served by training in the morning. Yes, training later on is better than not training. But if you do some simple reality math, you will realize that nearly everyone is in a better mood after working out. There is real brain science behind this, which I won’t go into here. If we know this to be true, why not get this mood boosting effect first thing in the morning so it carries over to the rest of the day?
There you have it. There are more, but those are what came to my mind first.
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