This is the third course in a continuing series of courses covering different aspects of Dinosaur Training. Course no. 1 covers the best and most productive exercises, workouts and training programs. Course no. 2 covers real-world strength standards for drug-free trainees, and how to modify them for trainees of different ages and different weights. If you missed these courses, be sure to read them; the more you learn about effective, real-world strength training and muscle building, the better and faster your results will be.
This course deals with the critical but often-neglected topic of progression. My goal is to teach you how to make rapid gains in strength, muscle and power when you begin your training – how to continue to make steady progress on the road to Muscle and Might as you move into the intermediate ranks – and how to fine-tune your workouts so you continue to progress when you reach the level of an advanced trainee.
We’re going to begin by covering the most effective methods of progression for beginners and intermediates, and then teach you a variety of progression methods for advanced trainees.
We’ll teach you how to train on hard and demanding programs without overtraining, going stale or burning out.
We’ll teach you how to avoid sticking points, and how to break through them if they do occur.
We’ll also teach you how to avoid unnecessary injuries that often result from trying to follow unrealistic progression systems.
As always, we’ll focus on what I call “real world training.” We’ll cover workouts and progression systems that are appropriate for those of us who go to school, work for a living, and have to balance family, social and professional obligations with their training. I know if would be nice to spend all day at Muscle Beach, and do nothing but train, eat and rest, but that’s a muscle magazine fantasy world. It’s not the real world. In the real world, we all have enormous demands on our time and our energy – and effective training programs and progression systems need to take that into account.