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Help! How do I Organize a Workout?

The ‘Conjugate Method‘ or ‘Conjugate System’ was popularized by Louie Simmons at the famous Westside Barbell, perhaps the most elite powerlifting gym in the world, way back in the 70’s.

There are roughly three components to his system:

  1. Maximal Effort Day
  2. Dynamic Effort Day
  3. Repeated Effort (Day…?)

Not interested in Powerlifting?Don’t worry, that’s not what this story is really about…

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Help! How Often Should I Train?

Camp Taji obstacle course

In continuing with my ‘Help!’ series (1,2,3), one other frequently fielded question I get is ‘how often’ or when in the week should I train?

Most people want me to write them out a detailed weekly calendar, explaining exactly what to do on each day.

In my experience though, this is the equivalent of catching a fish for someone, rather than teaching them how to fish.

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Neuromuscular Training Explained

The Coachella Valley (Nothing to do with NMSD)

I was at the Coachella Music Festival in California for the last 5 days, which meant not a lot of writing was done.

Last week though, I wrote this post, in an aim to simplify resistance training, weight training, strength training, whatever you want to call it.

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.

Here is a more in depth summary…

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Neuromuscular System Development

page 214 Nervous SystemPerhaps 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’.

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Women vs Men – How Do I Train Them?

Did you get your tickets to the gun show?

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?