Looking to get big, strong, and powerful quick? Here’s the strength training template you’ve been waiting for.
“Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong So casa de Norris, along with the combined Paleo f(x) / ARXFit corporate offices, have just recently relocated from north-central ATX to the southern outer reaches of town. The logistics of this relocation means that I will have to spend A LOT more time in the… [More…]
“The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.” Rumi Being an entrepreneur means there are many times when my workouts are reduced to “get in, get it done, and get… [More…]
“If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.” – Donald H. Rumsfeld The link below is to a Suppversity post discussing: “Altering Loading Schemes in Every Session Accelerates the Strength Gains in 6-Week Study Involving 200 Experienced (5 Years+) Trainees.” I won’t break down the study here, as Adel does a fine… [More…]
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs Former beauty queen and current jujitsu beast, Whitney Miller, following an ARX-heavy, Efficient Exercise throwdown. Read her take on the action, here. A few weeks ago, in “Autoregulating the Max Effort Day”, I discussed using a “density maximum” on a max… [More…]
Why should you avoid Training accommodation? Because your hard-won progress will eventually come to a halt if you don’t recognize and account for it.
“Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.” ― Terence McKenna Being fully immersed in a particular subject — in my case, S&C and… [More…]
“For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” – H. L. Mencken After a long day of Grand Opening festivities; the nucleus of Efficient Exercise’s San Antonio gang. Photo by Christopher Lazano. It’s shocking, at times, when I come face-to-face with just how long I’ve been in this S&C… [More…]
Three diverse pursuits emanating from a single, overriding endeavor — weight training. I began dabbling with a Venn diagram to illustrate the association (or, rather, lack thereof) between the above-mentioned individual pursuits themselves, and quickly gave that up; the association being more along the lines of the interaction of blobs within a lava lamp (showing… [More…]
In the most simple of terms, a “wave” (as it applies to weightlifting), is any rep grouping/template that aims to take advantage of the well-known temporary physiological adaptation known as post-activation potentiation. Standard waves are figured using percentages of the trainee’s 1RM in the particular movement. This method of set/rep load determination – while probably… [More…]