Neo: “I know Kung Fu.”
Morpheus: “Show me.”
Imagine you walk into the gym for the first time and get plugged into a crazy machine that uploads everything there is to know about exercise science and training, you apply it and transform your body, health and life!
Picture perfect form paired with intense effort and intelligent exercise programming!
Talk about a mind-muscle connection!
Unfortunately we aren’t Neo inside the Matrix and mastering all of those skills would take a lifetime, Kung Fu or Weightlifting. 🥋 🏋️♀️ However, with a basic understanding of a few key principles we can start to lay a solid foundation, which unfortunately many lack.
A great exercise program starts with: The SAID principle, Progressive Overload and Fatigue Management.
1. The SAID Principle
The SAID Principle (Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands) states that our body adapts to the demands we impose upon it.
This principle is foundational to the training or detraining that every human is participating in. So are you chasing peak physicality or passively accepting the dreaded decline?
APPLICATION: figure out what your goal is, what you really want to accomplish and in what time frame. Then make sure that everything in your training, nutrition and lifestyle specifically aligns with your goals and desired outcomes.
Prioritize ONE GOAL at a time and attack it with all you have.
2. Progressive Overload
Progressive Overload is the gradual increase of stress placed upon the body during exercise training.
Is overload taking place in your training? Time and time again?
Are you following a progressive plan to improve performance?
Like I said, it would take a lifetime to master training but if you knew it all but never touched anything heavier than a pink dumbbell it wouldn’t really mean much.
3. Fatigue Management
You can only blast for so long before you’ll need a cruise. This is where a deload and periodizing different training variables such as frequency, volume and intensity can help.
Understanding these governing principles will maximize your training effect and ensure you’re getting the most out of your time investment in the gym.
You do want results after all? Right??
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