The first and most important consideration in “peaking” is understanding that the athlete needs “a lot of water under the bridge” to peak. And, I mean, the athlete needs a lot of water here. Nothing drives me more crazy than someone telling me that they are peaking for some low level crap lift or event…..
The problem with standard hypertrophy programs, beside their built in boredom, is the inability to jack up intensity. We tend to let accumulated fatigue, which is good in the case of high rep squats, to limit the load. By breaking apart the sets just a little bit, you can add more weight to the bar….
Probably somewhere in your deep, dark past, you sat in Geometry class in high school. You learned something called “Proofs,” and it was all about two things: “Givens” and “To Prove.” Givens are things you might not even notice, but they have a huge impact on you. When you were told line A to….
I’m sure all of us have this issue some days: today, I had NO interest in training. My gym, which serves the dual purpose of being a two-car garage, was nine degrees. Alice Lopez always gives us the temperature in Celsius and when she says it is “minus whatever,” it doesn’t make me excited to….
“Finally, I got to the gym.” I have this odd belief that we have very little actual free will or self-discipline. Oh, we certainly have some, but once you hit a certain age, life conspires against you. It seems that a lot of things begin to pile up on you after a certain age…..