I’ve been using APRE for a while now, and have experienced tremendous success in my core lifts. But lately, however, the system seems to have played-out as I’ve plateaued in each of the big, compound lifts, and in each rep grouping (APRE3, 6 and 10). Any suggestions on where to go from here?
The idea that strength and conditioning programming — and, in fact, any pursuit related to the optimal expression of one’s phenotype — is a purely unique-to-the-trainee, n=1 experiment is the underlying theory behind my own day-to-day practice of Physical Culture. In fact, the TTP blog itself is an on-going ode to the notion that training… [More…]
TTP reader Will asked the following question, in reference to my recent “Single Set vs Multiple Set Debate” post – and just as I was beginning work on this piece; nice timing, my man 🙂 Here’s Will’s question: A very thought-provoking post (and comments). Thanks very much from a new reader of your blog. I… [More…]
45 minutes worth of fixie sprints to start this one off today; 17-hours fasted. I stopped off at the library for about an hour, and winded-up leaving with a copy of The 10,000 Year Explosion. I’ve been wanting to read it for some time, now, as I keep seeing anti-Paleo arguments infused with vague references… [More…]
Think the “core” doesn’t have anything to do with the ability to handle heavy push-presses? Try this little combo, then tell me what you think. Also, the heavy push-press here acted as post-activation potentiation for today’s sprints, which felt “effortless” – a really, really cool, gazelle-like, feeling. Nothing like a good 200 yard farmer’s walk… [More…]
Went purposely heavier on the push-presses today (i.e., more of a strength bias, a little less endurance) while extending the total time to completion of the 21 reps. I actually went a bit heavier than I’d initially shot for, as I’d intended to clock-in at an approximate 12-minute time to completion. Reps 20 and 21… [More…]
After a few days away from work and some impromptu bodyweight workouts to bust-up the traveling-induced body-fog, it was back to business as usual (aka, the work-a-day grind). Up a 4:30 AM, in the gym and busting it out at 6:20 AM. GHR: 50 x 5; 55 x 3, 4; 60 x 2 (55 x… [More…]