Saturday, 3 January 2015

Structure and Progression

One of the two most important components of effective training is structure and progression. Unfortunately this is what is lacking in most people’s training, and this is one of the reasons most people don’t get results in the gym. The way the average Joe approaches training is like the lottery, they do random exercises (without paying attention to correct exercise choice, weights or reps) hoping that something they do will give them results. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to, who go to the gym, who repeat the same thing over and over again but don’t know why they are doing it, or how much weight or reps they did last time. Or they might be following a generic program from some magazine, again with no idea why they are doing those exercises, or what weights and reps they are doing each session. Most people think as long as they train themselves to the ground they will get results. Well all of this will only get you so far. What these people lack is a structured progressive training plan specific to their goals