Through the years I have tried nearly all the various workout protocols.
I enjoy researching and experimenting with all the various different approaches and have gained some insight and value from virtually each one I have tried.
Oftentimes a program will be fairly stringent in implementation of days, rest days, sets, reps, exercises etc. and while it is important to have a base-level structure after some time I think there is value in “personalizing” a program to meet your specific needs and goals.
For several months I have been experimenting with some programming that I hope to perfect in the coming new year that will build top-end strength and also produce an outstanding physique, but while I have been doing that, for my own training I have been following a basic strength template.
Today was to be a scheduled rest day, but most days I like to do something physical.
So I decided to do what I like to call an auxiliary workout.
The workout was as follows:
- Run 1 mile
- Perform 50 neutral grip pull-ups
- Run 1 mile
That was it.
I performed this training very early in the morning. The extra volume of pull-ups won’t inhibit recovery (the lats and biceps can handle a ton of volume) and the conditioning aides in fat loss.
Customize, personalize, bastardize, & realize—You are the author of YOUR fitness journey.