Just stumbled on to this site and I must say the immense knowledge provided on this site is extraoridnary and will go a long way in adding myself as i begin my college pursuit of a health and exercise science degree. I suppose that’s enough chit chat time to get down to my purpose.
What recommendation would anyway out there have for an appropiate training program order. Should someone first focus on losing fat, correcting postural imbalances, increasing strength levels, or just say the hell with everything else and try to accomplish as much hypertrophy as possible.
I understand everyone has certain weakness that are more apparent then others and those weakness should be a priority, but would some training goals or programs facilitate better success on future training goals.
Should a heavy intensity low volume training program geared toward fat loss follow or procede a certain training protocol, just as in the same token should some one fix any structural or muscular imbalances first before embarking on a strength cycle which in theory may or may not worsen those imbalances. Maybe just increasing ones gpp first or overall total body conditioning such as in waterbury’s osc program would be a better first step.
I am asking this rather long winded question from the perspective of someone only interested in obtaining good overall conditioning and athleticism, especially now that i am no longer a blue chip baseball prospect do to occurences of to many concussions in my playing career(typed with much anger and hostility, Lowery’s meditation article will most certainly be of use)
I would define good overall general conditioning as someone having good strength numbers across all parameters (endurance, maximal, explosive), a solid amount of muscular hypertrophy, and good overall aerobic capabilites as they would apply to explosive type events(pickup basketball, beating up the sissies using the free weight benches for tricep kickbacks etc) Thanks for any help and sorry about the length.