Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Keep it simple

Anna performs the simple yet effective kettlebell snatch.
Complexity sells. I do a lot of reading about how to train, and there is no end of complicated and conflicting advice on training. But remember that everyone is trying to carve out their niche, to make themselves marketable. But the best training advice for regular people (anyone who's not a specialized, competitive athlete) looks simple and straightforward.

Think of it this way. One of my favorite meals is to put a whole chicken in the oven and wait two hours. But no one wants to buy a cookbook that tells you something so simple. This is why I never cook from cookbooks - there's too much unnecessary extras to wade through.

Our job is to sort through all unnecessary extra training advice for you and distill it down to what is most important, and implement it in our programming. Don't be dazzled complicated workouts or worried that you're missing something with the simple ones we program.

Barbells and kettlebells will get you far. Move correctly, with weight, and train consistently, and you don't need a lot of fancy tricks and gadgets.
Workout
Power snatch 5x2 - add weight from last time (more info)

then

Squat 3x12
25 KB swings and 15 box jumps between rounds