We wanted to take a moment to address the recent change in our Back to Basics program to a full-body split. We know many of you may be wondering why we made this change, so let’s break down a few key reasons:
- More time-efficient and allows for a more flexible schedule
- Allows for easy modifications for body parts that require rest due to fatigue or injury
- Gives you the opportunity to practice movements in a consistent fashion
- Allows for more intensity during the sessions
Now, let’s dive into each of these points a bit more:
Firstly, a full-body split is more time-efficient and allows you to get a lot of work done in a short period of time. In previous cycles, we had specific movement patterns on specific days. If you were only able to come on certain days, you would only be working on certain movements and neglecting others. This can be problematic in the long run, and a full-body split ensures that you are working on all movement patterns consistently. You can come to the gym on any given day and know that you will be working on your entire body, rather than having to worry about missing certain movement patterns. So if you only have 2 or 3 days to train, you will not skip a beat.
Secondly, a full-body split allows for easy modifications when you are fatigued or injured. For example, if you have shoulder pain, you could substitute the shoulder movements with rehabilitation exercises that you are required to do. It also allows you to switch out certain movements so that you can focus on a particular weakness. For example, if you wanted to grow your biceps, you could replace a movement from another body part with a bicep-focused movement.
Thirdly, a full-body split gives you the opportunity to practice movements in a consistent fashion. This is particularly important for new members doing our Build and Endurance program, many of whom have little to no training experience. Doing a full-body training program allows them to practice movement patterns more often, which facilitates improvement. We all know that practice is the key to improvement. For those that are more experienced, it allows you to balance out all movement patterns and make sure that you do not neglect anything and create imbalances.
Lastly, when you train one movement per body part or pattern, you are able to do it with more intensity without getting super sore for days. If you were doing 5 sets of 5 movements only for legs, you can be rest assured that the next few days are going to be a battle walking up the stairs and sitting on the toilet.
We hope this explanation gives you a better understanding of why we made the switch to a full-body split. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
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