Keeping things simple is not as “simple” as you’d think. When it comes to training there is more then one way to skin a cat, which can lead to things becoming a lot more complicated then they need to be. I recently read Minimalist Training by Jason Ferruggia and Mass Made Simple by Dan John both of which have made me really rethink my approach to training. After re-evaluating my own program, as well as the way I train my clients, I came to the realization that I was trying to do way to much. In my own workouts I was performing anywhere between 9 to 12 exercises… over a week, if I workout 4 times, that’s 36 to 48 different exercises! I was seeing some gains and I was getting good at some of the exercises, but I was not getting strong, and I wasn’t great at any of the exercises like I wanted.
“Overcomplicating things and over thinking their training is one of the biggest reasons people don't succeed in their strength training endeavors.” - Jason Ferruggia