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  • Chad Gillaspy

Training Thoughts of the Week

Hi everybody,

Hope your Thanksgiving holiday was great and you were able to spend some time with family and friends during these crazy times. This week I’ve got a list of random training thoughts that have gone through my head at some point.

1. You can’t be at your peak all of the time. This is one reason periodization is such an important concept to try and grasp. Example, Olympic athletes have four years to prepare for their particular event. I can assure you they aren’t trying to peak everyday for 4 years. There’s a thought process and a gradual increase in training stress that goes in to it, so when it’s go time, they are ready. I think we can and should take this strategy and apply it to many different goals. For example, team sport athletes early offseason training should look different than late preseason training. Looking for fat loss? Let’s start where you need to start and gradually increase training stress as needed, not the other way around. When designing your program, think about where you are at, how much time you have to get there, and where you need to start.

2. There’s literally nothing in this world that you can get the most out of if you don’t take it seriously. Training is no different.

3. Rarely should any novice lifter start with a barbell to squat. Learn to squat first before jumping to more advanced variations. The same can be said for many different movements in the weight room. Become a master of progression and regression and watch your body and performance take off.

As always, have a great week and feel free to ask any questions.

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