Hydra Movement: Strength is just the beginning!
The week we have been waiting for...is finally here. You endured the last 6 weeks of the strength cycle, some of you trained 3, some almost 6 days a week every week and were in a lot of pain.
There was a reason for that. Its the pain of effort - that is something else. In a strength cycle, you are often exercising muscles you have seldom used before. To those unaccustomed to heavy training it may seem rather daunting. Many of us are shocked and want to quit right then and there. If you persist (and you have), however, you will hopefully realise that what you feel is not even pain, but is really just the feel of unaccustomed effort. And trust me not only can that be gotten accustomed to, you can enjoy it too or at least welcome its challenge. Eventually the pain will not be noticed, and it will be taken for granted (one day)
Your goals determine what level of gain and pain will be required.
On the one hand you can indeed train without getting to a point where any significant effort is felt. But progress, assuming any is made, will be very slow. If the body is not stressed enough, any significant adaptation will not occur and that may suit some trainees just fine, if their ambitions are modest. A light routine that is done regularly is still better than no routine done at all.
On the other, if you are more ambitious, you will have to put in much more effort. You can call that pain or you can call it strenuous effort, but it will take some work. The rewards will also be much higher. Pain level and gain level, the choices are yours.
NOW FOR THE FUN PART!
Benchmarks to be completed over Monday - Tuesday are:
Clean and Jerk 1RM
Max Pull Ups
Max Push Ups
We will be working other skill sets apart from the benchmarks everyday. If you have missed a benchmark, you can choose to complete them either outside the class, or during a class on the side - the choice is yours
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Anurag Gill is the Head Coach at HYDRA Movement in Moonee Ponds.