Be The Strongest At Your Gym
Strength Training Louth
Hi and welcome, in this blog post we at Strength Training Louth are going to explain some simple rules for you to follow so you can finally start hitting the numbers that you’ve always wanted.
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Have you ever wondered how the top lifters in the world continually seem to make gains with their lifts keep going up?
Is it that they are super human or are they following some secret program that you don’t know about?
The answer to that is no.
The top lifters in the world obviously have good genetics to become as strong as they have but genetics are only a small percentage to the equation. All the top lifters follow simple laws of programming that we will cover in this post so you can start to achieve your goals.
Strength Training Louth Says Stop Maxing Out Every Session
So number one on the list today is where most people for many reasons seem to go wrong. Maxing out every session.
Now there are some programs where you hit close to your top lifts every session, but for a beginner lifter these type of programs are simply to much.
Maxing out every session for beginner lifter usually ends up in either the athlete burning out or getting injured.
So How Do I Get Strong?
Above is a chart showing the GAS model which was created by Hans Seyle where he did a study on stress and the bodies response to it.
In order to make the body stronger we must give it a reason to get stronger. The human body is a very clever thing and will adapt very quickly to a stress or a stimulus.
When we give the body a stress it moves away from its comfort zone (homeostasis) and starts to compensate, not only does it compensate but it will over compensate to be ready for the next time we stress it.
If however we continue to stress it in the same way over and over it will move backwards and decompensate (Overtraining, Maxing out every session).
The Key to continue gains is to give the body a new stress to which it has to adapt time and time again.
Take a look at this example 4 Week Back Squat program for someone who can squat 100kg.
Week 1 Back Squat 5×3 @ 100kg
Week 2 Back Squat 5×4 @ 100kg
Week 3 Back Squat 5×5 @ 100kg
Week 4 Back Squat 5×6 @ 100kg
By increasing the rep range each week we are giving the body a reason to adapt. At the end of the 4 week block you would expect that the person would now be able to squat more than when they started.
Now with any programming if you follow the GAS model you will continually get success after success.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and you’ve found it helpful, if you have please feel free to share it with your friends so we can help more people achieve their goals.
Yours in strength