Add To Cart 60 Day Money Back Guarantee I am so confident that you will be thrilled with your purchase that I am offering a no-questions-asked 60 day money back guarantee. At first, I was somewhat skeptical starting this program, as I was unsure what sort of gains I could make in a week online program. Although this is based solely online, it is not just another cookie cutter program. Ryan Brown Windham, ME I fully recommend this program to anyone looking to increase strength, become a better athlete, or just keep up with their kids! As a full time working mother, I needed a program that not only fed my desire to become stronger, but also fit into my busy lifestyle. This program was easy to follow and versatile, allowing me to change the number of workouts I completed week to week.

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This is because of the self-assessment component, various programming options, and exercise modifications it includes. You can learn more HERE. With that in mind, here are some thoughts on versatility in programming. Psychosocial stress impacts joint loading.

Back in February, I went to a great seminar with Dr. Stuart McGill, and he alluded to some excellent research from Dr. Under the stress conditions, significant increases in spine compression and lateral shear were observed, but not for all subjects. More surprisingly, when the personalities of the subjects was considered, it was found that certain personality traits, such as introversion and intuition, dramatically increased spine loading compared with those with the opposite personality trait e.

With that in mind, chance are that the training stress needs to be managed more conservatively in those who have very stressful personality types, not just lifestyles.

There are many different ways to fluctuate training stress. Speaking of reducing training stress, there are many different ways to do so. Sometimes, though, simply changing exercise type can reduce the training stress. As an example, changing to more concentric-dominant exercises as I wrote HERE is one way to reduce training stress. Versatility implies the ability to quickly and easily progress and regress.

When I think of versatile programs, I immediately think of the ability to quickly change something on the fly - and that usually refers to exercise selection, usually because something is too advanced or basic for someone.

Regression is as important to learn as progression. There is a point of diminishing returns on variability. Check out this image I created for a presentation I gave on long-term athletic development. If young athletes have low variability in their lives, they make very little progress. In other words, some exposure to controlled chaos prepares you for a lot of unpredictable chaos down the road. To the far right of the column, though, we realize that too much variability can be problematic as well.

This is why athletes ultimately do benefit from an element of specialization; it brings them back to the center for more "focused progress. Early on in a training career, we need to expose these individuals to just enough variability to prevent overuse injuries.

In many cases, we can get this just by having comprehensive mobility warm-ups and assistance exercises - single-leg work, horizontal pulling, push-up challenges, carrying variations, etc. If we just do a few big multi-joint exercises, though, injuries can often creep up, and we may encounter plateaus. Looking to see how I create both versatility and variability in the programs I write?


The High Performance Handbook by Eric Cressey

With that in mind, those participating in strength and conditioning programs should check with their physician prior to initiating such activities. Anyone participating in these activities should understand that such training initiatives may be dangerous if performed incorrectly, and may not be appropriate for everyone. The author assumes no liability for injury; this is purely an educational manual to guide those already proficient with the demands of such programming. As a result, evaluating clients, writing programs, coaching technique, and creating a fun and motivating training environment is a normal day for me. Sitting down to write about these things, however, will never come naturally. Rather than trying to jam a round peg into a square hole on this front, my recent projects have focused heavily on leveraging my strengths as an evaluator, programmer, and coach.





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