After investing tens of thousands upon thousands of dollars on program design / strength coach certifications, from PICP levels 1-4, Advanced Program Design with Charles Poliquin, every internship on offer from Kilo Strength Society as well as Private tuition from one of the worlds best program designers in Stephane Cazeault (to name just a few) you could say I’m a program design geek, and could spend hours talking shop.
These might seem basic however it’s the basics done best over time that wins.
Knowing how to manipulate the Eccentric, Concentric and Isometric contractions will provide a completely different stimulus to the given exercise. Remember Reps x Tempo = TUT (Time Under Tension), which will dictate what stimulus we’re exposed to. Standardizing the movement helps determine if there is a true progression, whether it be through quality of movement or load.
Focus on improving your weak lifts or links and you’ll be guaranteed to make progress.
If you’re a PT who’d like to learn more about program design, take the guess work out of periodization for your clients anywhere from 12 weeks upwards to 4 years of training cycles, and deliver world class results time and time again, my upcoming Advanced Program Design Weekend is just the ticket!