A Complete System for Training Clients

Training clients well is ultimately about systems. You may immediately think of set and rep schemes like 5/3/1 or German Volume Training, but these are not complete systems. A complete system has elements of performance, but it must also address injury prevention and whole body integration.


While speaking at the Strength Matters Summit in the United Kingdom, I was amazed at how much all the speakers had in common terms of how they organized their clients’ training. Every single presenter had gone beyond worrying about set and rep schemes and arrived at a point where clients weren’t getting hurt, their lifts were improving, and everything seemed to click into place.

Andrew Read is like that old guy in the Rocky movies - he has a funny accent, hates everyone, and no one ever knows if he's happy or sad. But just like Mickey, he knows training. Even back in grade school his teachers would complain he was spending too much time reading bodybuilding magazines or trying new exercises in the gym. These days nothing has changed and even after a lifetime of competitive martial arts and some time spent in special forces he still maintains that same passion for...Read more