Most practical training protocols that you have or will engage in, whether you are advised by a trainer, or through your own research, are based upon basic power-lifts, compound movements.
Throw it back to the 60’s & early 70’s, before the advent of supplement company-backed publications, featuring hormonally enhanced, and you typically would find templates mostly calling for three, full-body sessions per/week.
The idea then was to hit the whole body in a frequent manner—frequency being of utmost importance, while always looking to progress, to add weight to the bar or lift, to add an element of increased difficulty, always, always reaching for that extra resistance, that extra rep, maybe cutting down rest times, whatever it took to increase the level of difficulty and launch your progress to the next level, while keeping in mind the importance of recovery.
This is the antithesis of one body part/per day.
Chest on Monday.
And, so on…..
The pharma-enhanced can get away with stimulating “body parts” but once a week.
They are in an anabolic state 24 hours a day.
We as naturals, need to take a more intelligent approach.
Upon stimulation, protein synthesis can culminate anywhere from 24-72 hours based upon factors and variables.
With this in mind, we need to stimulate fairly often, without frying our central nervous system.
This is the conundrum.
Three full-body sessions/per week are great for the strength-minded and beginning trainees, but is it the best path for those that want to not only look like a superhero, but also perform like one?
When I sold my business a few years back, I decided that I wanted to develop programming that would solve this riddle.
I went to the woodshed daily.
I had a bunch of failures, setbacks, delays, but recently the rubber has hit the road.
To be continued.