Got Results? Maybe It’s Time To Get Back To The Basics!
Modern fitness has people thinking that the more complicated an exercise program is, the better. From circuits that rival athletic or triathlon training, to obstacle course based fitness, perhaps it’s time to return to the basics? Obviously, I am a huge proponent of those more sport specific styles of training, but this doesn't mean that they're for you...If you're not a Triathlete or aren't interested in taking on an obstacle race course, shoot for what works for you.
Maybe it’s time to switch it up and incorporate more of the traditional compound exercises into the mix? These exercises include frontal and traditional barbell squats, barbell deadlifts, flat barbell chest press, chin-ups, bent over barbell rows, upright barbell rows, and barbell pullovers.
Going back to basics means letting go of the proprioceptive stuff and platform dumbbell assisted acrobatics every now and then, and embracing time tested, and most definitely Mr. Universe approved stuff.
Additionally, it means going for some strength gains vs. pure strength endurance all the time. It’s great to be sitting at about 10% body fat, but once you get there, you can build and accentuate nearly every aspect of your musculature.
James Villepigue CSCS