Simplicity

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Simplicity

As I have quoted before from my good friend and colleague, Peter Harding. now with the London Irish rugby team in the Guiness Premiership in England:
“Complicate to Profit”

As both Peter and myself believe, Simplicity in programming is a reality that we can not deny, the longer I am in this game the more I realize this each and every day.

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The Pencil Files Complete

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For those of you who have been following along with my developing pencil programs I have decided to compile them all into the one post you can see the progressions, exercise selection is of course entirely up to you and what you have available, any errors are completely mine in the making, I hope you will find a use for all or part of it in your programming, feel free to add a core exercise on any training days that you like I do not think you can go past the advice of Pavel when he says, 3 – 5 exercsies for 3 – 5 sets of 3 – 5 reps on 3 – 5 days each week or like me just put one in at the conclusion of each training session or day, go well, cheers, ash

The Pencil Files Complete

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Simple Progressions – Ashley Jones

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Author Ashley Jones

When training younger training aged athletes the best methods are also the simplest. By this I mean the progression you would use in training over a block of training. If you have read any of Poliquin’s or Simmons’ work you will notice that they advise a change in some element of the training every week.

This is for the more advanced training aged athlete who is aware of their body and the effects of training on it. The younger athlete needs to develop this over time and allow a stimulus to be applied with increasing pressure on the athlete allowing the adaptations you seek. Exercises need only be changed every 6 – 12 weeks, although obviously individuals will be using a changing load and specific methods will change with whatever plan you put in place. Remember that long term pressure to the right type of coal produces diamonds and this is what we are trying to produce in our weight room.

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