The 30 Second Setup: Bite-Size Preparation



Having a plan for each training session is usually taken care of through programming and periodization. But complex training programs and genius writing can only get you so far. I’ve been in the game long enough where I am confident with how I put training programs together; I know my thinking makes sense and I know I can get anyone strong. 
Where we (and I’m including myself) go wrong is when these mechanisms create an opportunity for laziness to creep in. Yes, I program a long acclimatization period, and I will spend several training sessions at the beginning of each term to teach and re-teach everything in my system. Because of the level of detail we cover, part of me thinks, they should know it now, and I allow myself to become complacent. It’s assumed your athletes listen and care as much as you do, but that is rarely the case, in reality. Herein lies the need for points of emphasis. Let me explain.

Chris Holder comes to Breaking Muscle with over thirty years as an athlete and coach. A football player first and then spending his entire professional coaching career at the college level, Holder has been in love with everything weight lifting since he was a little boy. Holder has an incredibly diversified training background that brings a unique product to his athletes. Known in many circles as a pioneer of kettlebell training at the college level, Chris opened the door in the early 2000s to...Read more