In order for you to progress you must overload. But you can't increase all variables at once, or you will run into trouble. Learn the signs of overreaching and how to avoid overtraining.
You all have goals, but are you optimally achieving them? Is what you do leading to what you want? Heed these seven questions about your training and honestly check yourself on each.
When it comes to exercise people want an exact road map that says do X and Y, then in six weeks time they’ll be able to do Z. But for the vast majority of our clients, do specifics actually matter?
So many people are just thrashing about, getting sweaty, but ultimately wasting their time - all because one piece of the puzzle is missing.
Here are ten elements you may or may not have considered in your strength training. While some may seem out of the box, I guarantee they will get you closer to your goals.
While I was visiting the U.S., I happened to get an invite from Dan John to train at his place. We spoke a lot and here are some of the things we discussed that are good lessons for all of us.
Constant variance does not mean pure randomness. Constant variation can become a "rut" too. Here's what you need to look for in a good CrossFit training program.
Although most people understand the relevance of anatomy and physiology, few people understand the process of scientific reasoning that may be the most valuable tool that can be applied to coaching.
Are your workouts actually effective? Are you getting the most for your effort and your time? Here's how to analyze your training and make sure what you've got is really counting.
"Complex training" refers to training two tasks that force the body to build strength, while building neural links between them. Here's how to do it in preparation for a race or combat situation.
Is more actually better? Scientists studied Australian football players to determine if an increase in training volume would also result in an increase in performance.
After writing an article on how specialization is for insects, I received more than one email from people asking how they could create a smart plan. Well, here it is - all laid out.
Scientists took a close look at how body movement changed due to fatigue from resistance training. This gives coaches new information on how to effectively coach and program for their athletes.
Your mission as a CrossFit coach is to challenge the client in your gym, get them stronger, and lead them on the path to mastery and competence without injuring them. Here's the prescription for that.
What is "programming?" Programming, simply stated, is the workouts your trainer gives you. On a deeper level, it's the expertise, science, and passion in your coach transcribed onto paper.
A good training program produces gains in strength, power, lean muscle mass, or whatever your training goal may be. These articles will help you create effective training plans that produce results.
You hear a lot of fancy talk about how to train, but today I'm outlining the new pragmatic principles for 2013. Guaranteed to work. You might be familiar with a few of them.