I shot another little video after training, talking about my Power, Precision & Pump resistance training routine.
In the video I touch on the subject of training appropriately to achieve your actual goal. Mostly I train people who want to look good. Maybe they’re getting married and want to look amazing on their wedding day, maybe they just want to be able to take their shirt off at the pool without being too embarrassed, or whatever. Deep down I think that’s what most people want, but…… is that what they’re training for?
We covered this a bit already in the main program, talking about people choosing activities that are more about entertainment or social value than really bringing them closer to their goal physique. On the other hand though, a lot of people train seriously towards a fitness related goal, probably with a thought process something like “to do that, I’d have to be really fit. If I was really fit, I would look like I want to”… which is not necessarily correct.
Cutting to the chase a bit… being in a normal weight range doesn’t necessarily mean you have a great body. Being fit and healthy doesn’t necessarily mean you have a great body either. So, training towards a sporting goal is useful if you’re sincerely motivated by participating in that sport… but if your true motivation is in achieving a particular body type, (a) there’s nothing wrong with that, and (b) you need to train in a manner that is actually suited to that goal. A lot of trainers don’t get this, either.
Anyway I digress. Just watch the damn video.
Summary in point form.
- Appropriate calories & macros to support goal weight.
- Appropriate training strategy to create goal body type at goal weight.
- The goal of resistance training is to force the body to utilise all of the fuel we put in, in order to recover and adapt to training.
- We do this by forcing the strongest possible muscle contraction, squeezing all of the energy out of the targeted muscle groups.
- We do this by smashing the major muscle groups with progressively heavier levels of resistance,
- and by exhausting the smaller individual muscles with more precise, specific movements at higher rep ranges.
I’ll be launching the Power, Precision & Pump by email program soon!
You can read a detailed description of this Resistance Training For Body Sculpting program over at my business site.