Program Design Part 6

Program Design

This is the last post in my Program Design Mini-Series.  In it, I’ll teach you how to select your rest periods. Program Design Part 6 — Rest Periods In the first 5 Program Design Post I explained how to… set your training goal select your exercises outline your weekly training schedule arrange your exercises into individual…

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Program Design Part 5

Program Deisgn

The fifth post in my Program Design Mini-Series explains how to select your intensity (load).  If you lift the same amount of weight every time you hit the gym, this article’s for you! In the first 4 Program Design posts I explained how to… Set your training goal. Select your exercises. Outline your weekly training schedule…

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Program Design Part 4

Program Design

The fourth post in my Program Design Mini-Series will teach you how to choose reps and sets. If you’ve been following along, then you’ve set your training goal, selected your exercises, and arranged those exercise into individual workouts. Today, you’ll continue to build those workouts by selecting your reps and sets. Program Design Part 4 —…

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Program Design Part 3

Program Design Part 3 - Training Frequency & Order of Exercises

This is the third post in my Program Design Mini-Series.  It teaches you how to design individual workouts by introducing training frequency and exercise order guidelines. Program Design Part 3 — Training Frequency and Order of Exercises In Parts 1 and 2 of the Program Design Mini-Series I discussed goal setting and exercise selection. Now that you’ve set…

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Program Design Part 2

Program Design - Exercise Selection

This is the second post in my Program Design Mini-Series.  It will help you choose which exercises to include in your training program. Program Design Part 2 – Exercise Selection In Part 1 of the Program Design Mini-Series I introduced the first step to designing your own training program: Choose the goal that’s most important to…

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Program Design Part 1

Program Design

This post is the first in a series that will introduce the key components of fitness program design.  If you’d like to design your own training programs, this mini-series will help. Program Design Part 1 – Introductory Rant (…and Goal Setting) The fitness industry frustrates me. I hate that people are lead to believe that…

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