How’s Your Training Going?
Really, how is it? Are you jumping around from program to program? Are you trying to find the way to activate the most stabilizer muscles instead of focusing on getting stronger for reps? Are you worried if what you’re doing is “primitive” or what our “ancestors” would do in a “natural” environment, never mind that we don’t live in that environment and it’s mostly contrived? Are you better this week compared to last week?
If you can’t answer in an enthusiastically positive manner, let me make a suggestion: simplify your routine to big, joint-neutral exercises and focus on adding a small amount of weight week after week. Don’t look for novelty, don’t view this as an intervention. This isn’t a 3 month event; you need to train until you die precisely so you can live until you keel over. Slow down, make steady progress, don’t hurt yourself, and find other things to do with your time rather than trying to find the perfect routine or the perfect diet. Good enough, done consistently, blows away 2 months of perfect.