Don’t Think Outside The Box (Until You’re Ready)

May 3, 2012

When you’re a beginner trying to lose weight and build strength and speed, there is always a temptation to move onto the next latest and greatest program or workout. The grass always seems to be greener on the other side.

In reality, there are few reasons to modify your program and Ben Bruno outlines this in his latest post.

With my own lifting, however, I’ve toyed around for a long time and have developed a solid foundation of strength on the basics and a good knowledge of my body, so when something doesn’t feel right, I make small changes. Moreover, whenever I progress an exercise, it’s because I’ve mastered the previous step first. That’s very important. It’s never really a big jump, just more of a natural progression.

Still, the vast majority of my own lifting is actually VERY simple.

Ben also discusses exercise progressions which is something I’ve been looking at recently reading through Coach Wade’s Convict Conditioning.

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