BUILD A STRONG AND
You've probably heard that you have to pick just one.
CHOOSING MEANS LIMITING YOURSELF
I'm here to show you that you don't have to choose.
1. Your body is going to adapt to whatever you tell it to do.
That means if you want to be strong + really muscular + have top notch lung capacity, you CAN make that happen and you CAN train in a way that will achieve that goal.
2. Getting better at something else will make you better at what you are already good at.
Developing more body control + awareness through different modes of training will not ever make you worse.
3 Modes of Training
1. FUNCTIONAL FITNESS
Training basic movement patterns that are found in day to day life:
Training for maximal strength
Training for muscle growth
How they work together
to build your dream physique
1. Power + Function
Training for maximal strength is no longer limited to just squatting, benching, and deadlifting; we can now incorporate other components:
1. Different barbell lifts that challenge you to build strength in different positions and movement patterns.
2. Bodyweight strength + control.
A strong and athletic body can press a heavy bar overhead; it also has the proficiency to do a variety of pull ups, push ups, and bodyweight exercises.
2. Function + Bodybuilding
Use your own bodyweight as a fun and effective way to build an athletic physique.
1. Use higher volume gymnastic and bodyweight movements as a bodybuilding mechanism.
2. Intentionally building the muscles involved within those movements as a means to progress bodyweight strength + proficiency.
You are only as strong as the amount of muscle you currently have will allow you to be.
That means in order to build strength + power, you must also build size.
The single best way to build AND get strong is to do higher volume (bodybuilding) compound lifts (powerlifting).
3. Bodybuilding + Power
My Training Values
STRENGTH- There is NOTHING better than being strong and capable.
MUSCLE GROWTH- Building muscle should be a part of everyone's fitness routine; focusing on muscle growth is what will get you the physique you've always wanted, as well as pave the way for strength development in the future.
INTENTION- HOW you lift is key; wanting to build a physique you are proud of isn't shameful, it's empowering.
BODYWEIGHT PROFICIENCY- Everyone should be able to do a pull up and a pushup, and use bodyweight movements as a tool for bodybuilding and strength gain.
FUN - If you don't leave the gym feeling like you just had the best hour of your day, something isn't right with your training.
SIMPLICITY - Push. Pull. Squat. Hinge. These movements patterns will recruit every muscle you could ever need or want to build. Ditch the fluff; keep it simple, no matter your goals.