Tracking training progress comes about as close to watching paint dry or the grass grow as it gets for advanced lifters. Something that starts off as so much fun during our early lifting days, progressively tapers to something that we have to squint, and turn our heads to the side, to even kind of see.
In this week’s podcast, Eric, Andrea and Brad discuss appropriate strategies to use for tracking progress as we advance. How does this differ between powerlifters and bodybuilders? Who should incorporate 1-RM testing and why? For a bodybuilder, what is a better methodology for assessing progress: visuals or measurements? Does this answer change depending on the scenario (gaining vs. dieting)?
Along with the overarching theme of tracking progress, the group also dive into a couple of related very informative topics, such as: The relationship between strength and hypertrophy, the importance of explaining program logic and setup to your athlete, and the problem with the “traditional” approach to 1-RM testing.
Selected Links from this Episode
The Volume Roundtable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3q3KnYtYIg
Identification of Lagging Body Parts (Part 1)- by Andrea Valdez: http://3dmusclejourney.com/lagging-body-parts-1/
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