Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us! What an amazing age to live in!
I just started your “best damn” workout routine and I have a few questions:
1.) I understand that your program relies on low reps as to not trigger cortisol production. It still is a hypertrophy program though. Shall I therefore use 90 seconds of rest and choose weights accordingly, or wait for 3 minutes to use heavier weights?
Do these decisions even matter or can I use them as tools to alternate between tension and metabolic stress cycles?
2.) Sadly, most probably trough poor genetics as my family shows, I have poor connective tissue strenght. Even though I have a really balanced physique and making sure to protect my shoulder from injuries, my ac joint is slowly separating. I’ve tried just about anything and I’ve simply accepted to try and work around it. Same goes for my inigual fascia.
I’ve felt a strain a few times and through ultrasound my radiologist noticed a 1cm protrusion of my organs through what seems to be partially torn fascia.
Eversince the diagnosis I had to make sure to keep intra-abdominal pressure low to prevent further tearing.
tl;dr: I have poor connective tissue despite proper diet and am looking for tips to work around a separated ac joint and having to keep intra-abdominal pressure low.
How does this interfere with “best damn”? Well, heavy squats and deadlifts rely on the valsava which IS heavy pressure. I also used high reps for shoulder exercises because I can work around an ac-joint separation easier with lower weights.
If you have any advice concerning these two issues I have, I’d be so grateful. It seriously frustrates me to no end…