Our Blog Archives for March of 2011

Random vs Routine

Published 03/03/2011

Over the last six months I’ve gotten away from the normal 9-5 (or 7-5 really) working schedule and the routine that surrounds it. Since then I’ve exercised more sporadically and haven’t had a regular nor set eating schedule. Although the type of work I’ve been doing has been more physically challenging, it’s provided less opportunity to train when “fresh.” In short, my “routine” has been “fractal” and (in my opinion) more aligned with the ways of our hunter gatherer ancestors. During this period, I’ve been seeing better results when I do get to the gym, and I’m wondering if we’re programmed (I feel designed gets overused) for randomness and to respond and excel to the demands of now. And when those demands wane, I’m thinking we’re supposed to rest and not feel bad about it. I looked around the blogosphere for some posts to support this but only found this. I’m sure there is something out there courtesy of Art Devany, Conditioning Research, MDA, TTP, etc.

PR's Like Whoa

Published 03/19/2011

In a perfect world, an athlete would increase their previous weights and improve their performance with each training session. Unfortunately, that never happens and plateus are (especially for the conditioned gym-goers) encountered often. Lately I’m skipping past these flat lines and progressing upwards. I have isolated a few possible reasons and am working on identifying them to maintain these recent results. On to last week’s sessions: