One need not argue about methods. Methods are vast. The principles are the heart and soul. If you’re principles are solid, your foundation will be solid. These principles will keep your training on the right track and allow you to bust through plateaus!
As I quoted in Simplicity – Occam’s Razor?:
“One should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.”– Occam’s Razor
With that being said, I’ll keep this post short and sweet.
When it comes to training, my principles are simple. To be your best, you must accept where you are. Toss ego and pride aside before stepping into the arena. The following principles are ones that you should not neglect.
The proper movement pattern is critical. Moving weight properly keeps you safe, it allows you to be the strongest, and it works the proper muscle groups through optimal ranges. This is numero uno. Hands down. Developing great movement patterns is the key fundamental element of any training routine.
The rate at which you move weight is what I consider speed or tempo. It can be a 2-3 second negative (lowering portion) with a pause at the bottom, and 1 sec lift. It could also be a 10 second dip, which is brutal. Regardless, the speed/tempo is the second element to consider when performing a lift. You must be in control of the lift.
Often the first considered component of training, weight is third in this simplest of principle outlines. If you’re in for the long haul, health and safety are critical. The less injuries you have to deal with the more you will enjoy your training and enjoy your life outside of the arena.
Don’t over-think your training. Stick to what works. The basic, proper movement patterns will be a game changer. It’ll keep your routines fun and challenging. It’ll bring you closer to the person you want to be.
Be adamant about your movement pattern. Be persistent in your journey. Be mindful of your purpose. Be #Relentless.
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