I keep getting diverted by novelty. It happened again this week. Thinking back over my training I was starting to realise a few things:
- I made my best progress in strength and gaining muscle years ago on very basic routines, from Hardgainer magazine. Stiff Leg deadlifts, Dips, Press, Row. Not to failure stuff, but just weekly adding tiny bits of weight.
- I am getting tired of being sore from exercise.
- I do not want to be put at risk of injury - I've a demanding job and can't afford to be out of action from training. So Bill DeSimone's ideas will influence my exercise choice and range of motion.
- I need to do some rehab / posture exercises - TGU, bridging, birddog, plank.
- I want to be fit for the things I enjoy - Hillwalking and Krav Maga (Krav is fun but for me it is about learning a self defence - I am not bothered about grading, and there are better ways of keeping fit)
Day 1 - Deadlift, then some easy pushups
Day2 - Floor Press, then some easy pullups or curls and some wall sit.
With posture exercises thrown in almost daily and lots of walking. All using Bill De Simone's prescribed ranges of motion
Keep it simple.
Then John Little publishes his new protocol and I start to get diverted into wanting to try the new thing. I am not going to. I am sticking to the basics for a while.