“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”
Just a public service reminder :
consistency > programming sophistication. Or novelty.
This is always the case. And not just with strength and conditioning, but just about everything in life.
I’ve been in this game 40+ years, and one of the first exercises I ever mastered was the basic dip. And I’m still doing them today.
Yes, the loads are heavier. But not as heavy as I did in my prime. And sometimes (as in the picture above) I jazz things up with bands.
There is progress, and there is improvement. But more often than not, what’s disguised as “progressive” is actually a step back. What might seem an “advanced technique” might satisfy an itchy mind, but little else; these advanced techniques and modalities are no more than noise.
The smart trainee knows the difference between better, and novelty for novelty sake.
Heal thyself, harden thyself, change the world –