Starting Training in the New Year: Program Analysis
What to do and not to do when training this year
It's the New Year and a lot of people will begin a new training program OR get back into an old one. I recently came across an Instagram post by Arnold Schwarzenegger providing a beginner workout for people to try. I screenshot the program because it is an opportunity to learn how destructive most training programs are, even the ones from someone as respected as Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Here are a few key points to consider when training:
1. Being sore doesn't equate to a successful training session. In fact, excessive soreness is a sign you did too much.
2. How much you sweat doesn't make or break your training. Most popular training programs using this model are ONLY training endurance which doesn't produce well rounded results. It also allows trainers and coaches to distract you with what seems like a great product, but underneath lacks substance towards YOUR goals and who YOU ARE.
3. Strength programs that create muscle imbalance also create injury as a result. Not only do imbalanced programs make your physique look distorted, but they damage your joints from the unequal distribution of force throughout the body
With that Being Said...Let's take a look at Arnie's Program...it ain't pretty but it might look familiar
LET ME BE CLEAR. I AM NOT RECOMMENDING THIS PROGRAM!!
This program sucks. It's total shit and if you do it don't say I didn't warn you. Happy New Year!!
Arnold was one of the most successful bodybuilders and actors in history. Enjoy his professional work, but stay away from workout advice like this.