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Programming is Everything!

June 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Week 7 of 9 on the Catalyst Athletics Strength training program and things are looking good! I love it. Love the very doable numbers and percentages. It’s takes a long time, but, everything can get done. Although, I do miss doing some CrossFit WODs, so, I did 5 15″feet rope climbs today just for the fun of it.

Note on programming:

What does good programming look like? What should it involve? Raise your hand if you have a plan every time you walk in the gym!! Or, it could be that you CrossFit 3-4 times a week and someone else is programming for you?

Good programming for everyone, I believe, should involve a heavily weighted strength training program along with some good, fun conditioning that is not too hard or too long. It should also be cyclical- meaning it goes in waves, 3 heavy weeks, followed by a de-load week, or 9 weeks long with one week of medium/easy work in the middle. Remember, my experiment? Well, I believe it’s working…however, I will need to wait 3 more weeks to test it out. It’s kind of hard to be patient, but, I really want to see improvements in more overall strength….

Now, on to the general fitness industry and the mom’s out there just wanting to get in shape, or be more toned, or lose a pants size, or drop 10 pounds?! The facts are these: nutrition is 90% of results, along with tons of water, good sleep and heavy lifting! Learn to love it, it’s great.

Questions? Just ask Arnold!!

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Tags: Cross Fit · Olympic Lifting · Things that motivate me

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Peter // Jun 18, 2013 at 3:18 am

    For all the mums out there who just don’t have the time to go to the gym, why not utilize what you already have at home!All of the gaming consoles have exercise discs for use at home.A little often is better than none at all!
    Peter´s last blog post ..How To Get Six Pack Abs

  • 2 Jennifer // Jun 23, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Peter, exercise with consoles are not bad. You can have cardio workouts with them but if you want strength training, you need real weights. You’d have to lift.

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