“Basic, brutal, and brief…”
And if I may, to that I’d add intermittent to that as well. Ok, so I’ve racked my brain and consulted my thesaurus to no avail — anyone know a synonym for “intermittent” that starts with a “b”?
Anyway, the “basic, brutal and brief” statement is just a snippet of the wisdom that long-time Strength & Conditioning coach Mark Asanovich delivers during this recent interview with Dave Durrell, of High Intensity Nation. Another bit of in-the-trenches wisdom that Mark disseminates is that we as trainers and trainees should remember, first and foremost, this: that all training boils down to “…physiology, physics and motor learning…”; and to that, I would add “psychology” or, more specifically, the ability to bring intensity to the training protocol. Because, let’s face it: there’s not a training program that can ever be written that will produce results without the trainee bringing intensity to the table and, conversely, even the most mismatched trainee/protocol combo will work — at least for a while — if the intensity applied to that protocol is of top-notch quality.
Want results? You gotta lay it on the line, brother — each and every workout. Now, match super intensity with smart programming and, well…you’ve got the makings of the perfect Physical Culture one-two punch.
…and add a well-adhered-to Paleo diet to the mix, and we’ve got ourselves a perfect combination 🙂