YOUR PROGRAM ISN’T SET IN STONE⁣ ⁣ At University, we studied a concept called periodisation. We spent a lot of time on it. For those that don’t know, periodisation is simply planning. And planning is very important. ⁣ ⁣ We all know the saying ‘if you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.’ ⁣ ⁣ Buddy Morris, in his 2017 Elite FTS speech, addressed that concept: ⁣ ⁣ ‘’Here’s what they don’t tell you, under that quote in fine print - NOTHING GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN’’⁣ ⁣ I’d never heard it flipped like that and it never made more sense. ⁣ ⁣ I had a great example tonight in the gym. ⁣ ⁣ Big @jordycapkin came in and was feeling beat up. After just over a week off with 3 wisdom teeth out, his first two days back on the tools were a slog on the shovel. It was mostly back ‘stiffness and fatigue’ that he was telling me about. I told him that our goal for the session was to get him feeling better walking out the door then he was walking in. ⁣ ⁣ On our plan, we had conventional deadlifts from blocks and bench press as our main lifts (two exercises he is tested on at his punting academy so are essential that we train them). These two exercises, at this present time, would likely do more harm than good in Jordy’s case. ⁣ I told him why I chose the following alternatives for tonight: ⁣ ⁣ Our chaos push ups would address our pushing ability while increasing the recruitment of the body’s stabilising muscles. ⁣ ⁣ Our single leg hip thrusts would place minimal force through the spine while still targeting the musculature of the posterior chain. The higher volume would also allow him to ‘feel’ the right muscles working. ⁣He took it like a champ and left feeling good, physically and mentally. ⁣ Take home message: ⁣ ⁣ It is essential to plan. ⁣ ⁣ But you’re plan better be subject to change. ⁣ ⁣ #one22

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