People often ask how I program for myself because, of course, many of us are familiar with the quote about “anyone who trains themselves has an idiot for a client” (or something like that). But I don’t subscribe to that. I think we—especially those of us who are strength coaches and trainers—are all capable of educating ourselves and listening to our bodies. As such, in my own programming, I try to include all planes of motion and the four primary movements (hinge, squat, push, pull), but to what intensity really depends on how I feel. I listen to my body as well as my mind, since mental state is important for ensuring you not only get the most out of your training but also avoid potentially hurting yourself.
Here’s a peek at some of what I did today.
After yesterday’s circuit, I decided to take things slower and stick with lifting and mobility.
For my primary lift, I did hip thrusts with my friend @bretcontreras1
’s Hip Thruster. No PRs today — just 5 sets of ten at a moderate weight: 1 set at 95, 2 at 135 and 2 at 185.
Following my lift, I focused on bodyweight strength & mobility training with some “gravity surfing” (yoga arm balances).
BTW, I’m proudly wearing my new @reconsniperfoundation
Love those guys!❤️❤️❤️