Choice as a Training Variable

Choice as a Training Variable

Make Your Choice When your coach or personal trainer designs a training program for you, there are many factors that he or she needs to consider that will ultimately shape the workouts you will perform.  If even one of those factors—commonly called “program design...
What Is Your Mode?

What Is Your Mode?

What is Your Mode? Now that we’ve covered the three the “keys of training” (specificity, overload, and progression), we can start talking about the “program design variables” – the ingredients of an exercise program. Before we can do that, though, it’s helpful to...
Be Specific!

Be Specific!

Another of the “keys of training” (we covered the first one here) that is required to reach your fitness or training goal is specificity—training in a specific way to create a specific result.  It sounds very common sense-ish: if you want to improve your running, you...