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Ten More Random Thoughts

  1. Strength training should be progressive.  It should be based on quality over quantity.  The goal should not be to cram as many reps, rounds or whatever as possible into ten or twelve minutes.  I’m just saying.

 

  1. In general, the methods used for cardiovascular conditioning should have a relatively low learning curve.  Think sled pushing/dragging, bike sprints, and bodyweight calisthenics NOT Olympic lifts.

 

  1. For regular people trying to get (and stay) lean and muscular, please google Dr. John Berardi’s 7 Rules of Good Nutrition.  It is pretty simple.

 

  1. While it is true that there is no perfect program for everybody, it is true that some programs are closer to perfect than others.

 

  1. Do not treat clients like patients.  You can always train around injuries.

 

  1. Training is a process and should be viewed as such. 

 

  1. Contrary to what some will have you think, not everybody is ready to do the same exact program with different external loads.  Sometimes it’s just not that simple.  See number 6.

 

  1. Someone else said it first but it certainly bears repeating, “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.”  Fact.

 

  1. Before focusing on recovery, there needs to be some training to recover from.

 

  1. For those parents who are nervous about their kids strength training, please google  Dr. Avery Faigenbaum.  He has published tons of peer reviewed research on youth strength training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Easy Recipes & Quick Easy Cardio

Hey there internet folks.  I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  For this exciting installment I would like to offer some simple solutions for quick meals and quick conditioning sessions.  One of my favorite quick meals is poor man’s chilli.

2lbs of ground beef or ground turkey (at least 90% lean), 2 cans of beans (black or kidney) rinsed in cold water, 2 cans of diced tomatoes, hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, oregano.

Brown the meat in a saute pan.  Add beans, tomatoes, hot sauce and seasonings.  Simmer for 15 minutes.  I usually split it into 3 servings however you could probably get more like 4.  Divide them into small tupperware containers and put them in the freezer.  There you have it.  Lots of protein and lots of fiber. 

For the quick cardio option try this:

20 seconds of burpees followed by 2o seconds of rest.  Repeat 8 times.  Have fun throwing up.

Work hard.

Dave Coffin