Hey - coach Tim here again, excited to introduce a new series in the blog. All about strength training! I discussed some basics in mistakes to avoid in programming in my previous series "Training goal sabotages for weight training", and I thought this series would be a great follow-up to that. There are some many elements and components to strength and resistance training. My primary goal with this series is to direct a firm starting point and foundation for those who are overwhelmed by how to start, and also for those looking to change it up to a new routine and bust out of a plateau.
Topics will include movement selection, programming parameters (reps, sets, tempo, rest, and frequency), strength VS hypertrophy, manipulating the strength curve with different equipment, importance of tracking, and more. Stay tuned!
For this first post, I would like to start off by introducing exercises that serves to benefit universal movement patterns, that EVERYONE should include in their routine. I challenge you to try each exercise on your own - if any of these are a challenge for you, trust me it will be worth your time and effort to figure out ways to overcome it! If you struggle to do the minimum suggested, see if you can identify a clear reason why (muscular/joint pain, unfavorable strength-to-bodyweight ratio, etc). Your inability to perform these is a reason to fill your list of strength training exercises!
Well, those are the big lifts around which we begin to frame a strength training program. This is just the beginning! I will be exploring each of these lifts as we go along, and suggest work-arounds and sub-exercises that will assist in being able to perform them properly. Be sure to follow along, and as always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, or if I can help you with a personalized program!
4/19/2021 08:07:31 am
Tim, for the more "mature" fitness center members (60 or older), are your weight guidelines (e.g., for dead lift: 1.5 times your body weight) still pertain? Or is this high?
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