I call it Neuromuscular System Development to encapsulate the many different forms of this type of training, including shock training (often called Plyometrics) which is a method of training utilized to increase velocity or speed of movement and can significantly aid in the development of strength, connective tissue development and bone density increases.
Perhaps the most important training, exercise or movement recommendation I can make to anybody looking to shed fat is, if you aren’t already, start weight training!
You can call it strength training, you can call it resistance training, it all essentially implies the same thing.
You are developing the neuromuscular system’s ability to tolerate load, either through nervous system adaptation or muscular adaptation, or most likely a combination of both — hence – ‘neuro’-‘muscular’.
I’m going to level with you, and women please don’t gasp when I say this.
Honestly, I don’t train women that much differently from men. However, there are a few things worth considering that you should take into account that are just physiological differences between men and women and that influences training. Continue reading Women vs Men – How Do I Train Them?→
Guys in particular are always asking me questions about how much weight they should be using for this or how much weight they should be using for that. They ask me if they should lift heavy weights or light weights.
Most people are still convinced that lifting light weights for high repetitions means that you will get more toned, particularly women but this ignores entirely three of the four different types of muscle fibers.