Thursday, December 31, 2009

A great read that is similar to the BSF way of thinking!

5 comments:

Scotty.A said...

Happy New Year BSF!!!

I know you'll have a big year ahead in 2010- The Year Of Tabata ;)

Brett_M/30/181cm/84kg said...

http://whole9life.com/2009/12/beware-the-lure-of-the-sexy-met-con/

Check this out - good read.

Happy New Year everyone!

Scotty.A said...

Good artical mate. I feel I'm already on this boat and looking forward to getting to Amberley so I can do some of my own programming. However, what do you feel is a good ratio?

What I really what to do is spend some quality technique time, either with a trainer or a camera for feedback, for the O-lifts and deads etc.

I feel affiliates don't have enough 'skills days'. I guess because people don't feel they are getting value for money. I've already mentioned to Rach if we had our own place I'd like to program a 'skills day' once a week. Doesn't mean clients don't get a workout out, they can still do a 5x5/3x5/1RM etc.

Anyway, just thinking out loud here. Sorry for the longish post. Keen to hear your thoughts on the ratio.

Cheers

Brett_M/30/181cm/84kg said...

I have been thinking on ratios too Scott, and the skill days issue.

I think max two sessions longer than 25 mins a month, 4 max effort heavy days a month another 8-12 Sub max heavy days couple the SME days with shorter met cons or skill development sets, 3-7 medium length WODs a month.
I think the skills stuff can be worked into the strength and gymnastics max effort days and subsequent sub max days a sole skills day will probably fail in a gym setting because of the expectations of a trainee for a WOD.

I am starting every session with targeted skills work at some one's weakness.

Scotty.A said...

Cheers, thanks mate :)