A Simple Programming Formula for Any Client

Endurance Sports, Kettlebells, Strength and Conditioning

Back when I first started training, things were easy. We read bodybuilding magazines because they were the only thing available, and followed all the routines in them. That usually meant picking a big exercise like squats, bench, or rows for the big muscle groups, followed by lighter accessory exercises.


Then functional training happened, and with it came Instagram. With the advent of what I call Insecuregram (because everyone on it seems to be stronger, leaner, and faster than me), suddenly we all want to do everything. No longer are handstands and levers just part of a gymnast’s training, and no longer do bumper plates only exist in a few dusty old weightlifting clubs. Now, everything is everywhere.


This increased access is not necessarily bad. There are a great host of benefits to be had from following programs like Gymnastic Bodies Foundation series, for example. Likewise, an athlete will gain strength and technique if he or she follows one of Bob Takano’s weightlifting plans, or Opex’s CrossFit Open preparation guide. But these benefits only exist if those programs pertain to that particular athlete.


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