Ok, I sincerely believe that you gentlemen mean well, which I think some explanation from me is due. I am a little disappointed that you are so quick to beat me over the head with the generic advice dogma before learning anything about me. That’s the hallmark of amateur coaching.
The reason I came here to ask specific questions is because I realize that you are not in the position to do something drastic for me, such as attempt to redesign my program. I don’t want help from you in changing my life philosophy, getting my goals and priorities straight, attempting to tweak my work ethic, etc.
Here’s why; you don’t know enough about the specifics of my life and my training to offer any meaningful advice that I would trust.
Did you know that I am an ex-Army infantryman? No. But that’s an important part of my injury history.
Did you know that I am an IT Mgr at a financial services company? No.
Did you know that in addition to work I am enrolled in school? No. But combined with work that places 60-70 hours of a specific type of stress per week that affects my recovery ability, along with affecting how much sleep I can get.
Did you know that I had an articular cartilage repair surgery two years ago, and I still have to work around that? No.
Did you know that I severely strained my back and got some pretty bad adhesions in the subgluteal fold on my right hamstring? No.
The point I am trying to make is that you don’t know enough about my training variables to make any drastic changes to my workout program. So, please lets stick to the specifics of what I had asked here, and save your keystrokes on trying to tell me that what I am doing is wrong. What I am doing is working for me, and that’s good enough. I didn’t make good life progress by listening to bad advice, and just because I post in the beginners section that doesn’t mean I am clueless about everything.
Do you know how infuriating it is to sit here and listen to people try to beat you over the head with bad advice? Any advice is only as good as the context that it’s placed in, try to remember that. You have been so off the mark with most of what you said, it’s not even funny…
Like I said, I do believe that you mean well in trying to educate me, but please, let’s try to keep things in perspective here. Thx[/quote]
Look bud, like Colucci said, you are getting the advice you NEED, not the advice you WANT.
If you wanted someone to pat you on the back and tell you how great you are, then you should have asked for that, not for real advice.
Colucci knows his shit. He has most likely been making people great for longer than you have been alive.
I don’t have near the experience as him, but I did take myself from a skinny twig who trips over his own feet to a division 1 athelte. I also train people when I’m not studying or practicing/training.
All of the background stuff you have was nice, but it doesn’t change the advice much. You should tweak your program to account for past injuries and life stress, etc. But that doesn’t mean you just throw everything out of the window.
If you want to be an athlete, than train like one. It really isn’t terribly complicated, but it is hard.
If you really want to head that advice, I would be happy to help you out. If you want to continue to suck, then that’s on you.