Quick question for you and anyone else who would like to chime in. I have noticed over the past year that anything on the “front” of my body (chest, quads, biceps, shoulders) seem to respond much slower in terms of size and strength than do parts on my “back” (hams, lats, triceps for sure, calves).
Have you noticed this with any of your athletes? In sticking with your training philosophy, I want to fix this problem, if it indeed is one. Higher frequency for the front body parts? Thank you![/quote]
When I train athletes my goal is not to turn them into bodybuilders and make sure that all body parts look great, my job is to make them better athletes. That having been said, YES my ATHLETES are more developed in the back of their body because the muscles that make a great athlete are there (glutes, hams, back, traps).
As for my regular clients (non-competitive athletes) the only issue I’ve encountered from time to time that needed some adjustments in the program was lack of biceps growth. I never had any trouble with chest or shoulders growth.
That having been said… you mention “my training philosophy”… the thing is that I do not have ONE universal approach. I have many different training approaches that I tailor for each of my clients. Just because you came into my forum in the midst of the popularity of the layer system doesn’t mean that it’s the only way I train people.