Thursday, December 1, 2016

The new cycle starts today


A coworker once told me that the best thing about being a big corporation is that you can redefine reality to fit your perspective. We were talking about the new fiscal year we had which starts in July - exactly 6 months out of phase - our Q1 is everyone else's Q3.

It turns out that I also redefined my reality: my programming year starts in December, not January. Today is the first day of our new strength program. It's the start of a new cycle. As the winter progresses, we're going to focus on strength and power. To start, December will be all about building up the durability of your connective tissues and stimulate some soft tissue remodeling - in other words: higher volume than you're used to.

What better way to start a new cycle than with deadlift, my favorite movement. The deadlift hits all the big muscles and implicitly works your core. You'll never meet anyone with a big deadlift and a weak core. Also, don't worry about your upper body. The hormone cascade that a deadlift starts will stimulate muscle growth everywhere. Kind of crazy to think about it.



Workout

deadlift 8-8-3x8
2 TGUs between sets

then

8 rounds
every 3:00
3 heavy C&J



Endurance Option

deadlift
2 TGUs between sets

then

8 rounds
every 3:00
3 less-heavy C&J



Sign up for classes Free endurance program ebook
Subscribe to our RSS Get our blog posts in your inbox