Cool, from you, and your talent, I really expected nothing else.
Looking forward to reading more about this! I remember back in the day you used to post a lot more about your clients. Like the guy who outgrew several jeans sizes. Loved that, and was always curious as to what you had them do in more detail as they progressed far quicker than I ever did! My neurotyping understanding is mostly reverse engineered from published material, but I think that 2A is the most common type, no?
Not planned out in detail, no. I expect that most athletic days will either equal oly-lifting, or neural charge-oriented going mostly by feel. Some jumps, shuttle runs, tossing things. Maybe playing sports. But, >75% of the time it will be oly as that ties best in with my performance goals for 2019 the most which I’ll be posting soon. No real reason to wait until the new year, except I can then post my actual stats at the start of the new year.
Haha, fuck no. https://www.t-nation.com/training/smart-idea-terrible-results I use this instead,
and the tempo prescription is just a short-hand for expressing how the tempo between the exercises relate.
Just wanted something horizontal, and I haven’t done barbell rows in a while now so mostly keeping that movement in play. So,
nope. Just, indeed, a weird add-on that doesn’t really ruin anything.
Thanks, have to stay healthy so this is great!
I’ll usually be climbing on lower body days, and I don’t want to schedule things in that I might not recover from initially but rather add that in later on. I do need to develop my arms, they aren’t really in proportion. I have a super short torso, long legs, and long arms so looking at say Sandow’s proportions or Reeves proportions my arms are lagging behind. Also, I don’t have any experience with fasting from before so I expect that will be an added stressor so best start modestly. But I should do more for my triceps, my biceps are more developed than they are. I’ll have to think about it, but maybe a skull crusher, JM Press, close-grip DB mechanical drop-set.
The duration of this block will in truth primarily be dictated by boredom, I can follow a plan for 2 weeks easily, 3 weeks is a struggle and beyond that I’ll either switch things up or start cheating on the plan; changing things about, adding things in, use variations of the exercises. But, the plan on paper has been to do this block for as long as it takes for me to reverse my diet. So, I want there to have been a week where eating 15-17x my bodyweight pounds in calories does not result in any real weight gain over that week.
After that, I’m hoping into something that I’m really excited about, which is weight training 6-7 days a week again.
As you know, the key word that describes the 2A is variety. Well, for me, that’s not the most dominant expression of the neurotype but rather mine is the chameleon nature of the type. I like to train as a 1A/1B, intense, strength, and performance-oriented. I mean, I’m much more inspired by a push-pull-legs program than other variants. I also like shorter, but more frequent, workouts.
I like the rest intervals of a 2A (i.e. instead of doing A1, rest, A2, rest, … I’ll perform even better if I do A1, A2, rest, …) probably because of adrenaline then. And it keeps the workout shorter.
And, I find that variety in the sense of doing different things on a meta-level (i.e. having an “off-day” puts me out of my rhytm). Now, a type 3 doesn’t like change, and I don’t like that kind of change but then again a type 3 would burn out from weight-lifting every day. Meanwhile, for me it’s a stressor having different days, having to eat differently on different days (except for the weekends) and so forth.
But, yeah, the next block will be 6-7 days of weight training where I’ll be dieting 2 weeks, 1 week off, 2 weeks on, 1 week off, until the end of the T-ransformation probably. Again, 2A, so I can diet really hard but only if I don’t have to do it for too long as my mind starts to wander.
And then the block after that will be performance oriented, as we’ll be getting into late summer/autumn.
Edit: normal tempo for me is a pretty quick eccentric and using the bounce reflex.