Tuesday, April 24, 2012

How I design workout programs

No lifting for me today. Squat workout tomorrow. And big dog walk in an hour.

Simple circuit gave to a client today: Box Jumps, Sprinter Step-ups, Stability Ball Leg Curls, Spiderman Pushups, Kettlebell Swings.

Why is it done like that?

Well, make sure to watch my program design presentation here
- http://www.TTSummit.com/howto

FB Question: For optimal size and growth of a muscle how many times should a particular muscle group be trained in one week? I.E shoulder 1,2,3 times per week for hypertrophy?

4 days is enough training. Two upper and two lower sessions per week. In reality, it's more like 3.5 workouts per week, because its hard to jusify a full 2nd lower body workout.

FB Q: Why are bench press machines lighter than free weight benches? and are there any advantages of using onerather than the other for building mass?

Don't use bench press machines. I can't think of one good reason to use them over dumbbells and bodyweight exercises. They are shoulder injuries waiting to happen.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Never let life get in the way of your progress. Accept the sacrifices and just do it.

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Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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