Train Hard or go home

May 18th 2019

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“Train hard or go home”

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This is sssooooo f**king stoopid!

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The approach from the guy or girl who has a certain amount of training under their belt, but no real training experience….

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….they tend to have a goal and think that smashing the shit out of themselves will bring about better results, more fat loss and increased strength.

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You can tell your client from me, that they are wrong

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Shock horror, do you mean I need to train less?

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YEP…

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Or

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Be a bit more savvy with your training.

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It all comes from a model called General Adaptation syndrome, that is used to describe the response of an organism to stress.

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I get it, some stress is required for gym gains or fat loss, but not as much as you think.

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You apply stress, the organism adapts by improving your gym gains (strength) or helping with fat loss specifically when you are at rest.

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Over time the repeated bouts of intensity required to make an adaptation, will increase a client/athletes performance or reduce the body weight of a client (who is also in a calorie deficit).

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The thing is, the adaptation your client craves occurs after training stress at the right intensity is applied…

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…so allowing adequate time for recovery prior to implementing more stress is the only way to ensure maximum results.

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Too little time and the client will be unable to work hard enough to increase performance or help with their fat loss journey.

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Too much time away from the gym and the client could miss the opportunity to get some fantastic adaptations.

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In summary:

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Stop overtraining like a dick

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Get consistent

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Don’t blame others for your lack of gains

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Take responsibility for the food you shove in that hole in the front of your face

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Rest is the king of gains

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Too much rest is the king of F**k all.

Sean Cole (ASCC)

Training Director