Good morning and Happy Labor Day to you if you’re
Sitting here in the Prague airport wrapping up a month of
travel literally around the world: California, Australia, North
Carolina, and Czech Republic.
So I thought it might be useful for you to see what kind of
workouts I’ve been doing over the course of the month so
you see how to structure your workouts during the busy
periods of life – like the upcoming autumn maybe.
Here’s what I did:
I knew in advance – well in advance – that I was traveling.
So I planned accordingly.
For May and June my coach and I ran two strength cycles,
the latter built upon the first. We ran a little mini-peaking
cycle and I hit some PR’s the first week of July.
Then for the rest of July, I simply increased my training volume
and training frequency to create an “over-reaching” situation –
Which is where you push hard, slightly past your point of
capacity, to create a short-term emergency state in your
body, to boost / speed up the adaptation process.
This catapulted me into August, which put me on the road
with a sporadic training schedule – Some form of training
every day – OS Resets and / or regular bodyweight exercises –
Like when I was in Australia, some barbell silliness when
in CA, and some KB work while in Prague.
The training I did in August matched what I thought my body
could handle based on all the travel.
For example, I got 3 hours of sleep last night.
Way less than optimal. And I have a full day of travel ahead.
Not a chance.
Just some resets after we put the kids to bed tonight since I
will have been up almost 24 hours.
I’ll do something very easy on Tuesday, and I’ll start up my
regular training plan on Wednesday.
You might be wondering what this has to do with Labor Day
and your workout…
Normally I send you a workout to do on celebratory holidays
You know, get out ahead of the damage you’re going to do –
Burgers, beer and all that.
Because I want you to enjoy yourself without worrying about it.
Before you do though, I recommend you take the time you
would work out – maybe 20-30 minutes – and quickly map out
guesstimate – your schedule in advance for the rest of the
Look ahead and see what’s coming.
Be proactive instead of reactive.
And then plan accordingly.
It worked great for me this summer.
I couldn’t have been happier with my training and the results.
Because I planned – well in advance.
And you should to – that is – if you want to be successful
in your KB endeavors be it strength, fat loss, whatever.
Autumn is usually the busy season for most people – especially
if you have kids.
… Return to school, return to after school activities, return to
Just get on a plan.
Something that delivers results.
Here’s what Logan Murphy said in an email to me last
“I gotta say, Strong has been just what the doctor ordered, it’s
such a bang for your buck program, the C&P is all I needed to
supplement my grappling, it’s that good!”
Thanks, Logan. Glad it enhances your main goals without
cutting in to the rest of your life.
Are you looking for a program that delivers massive
results with minimal time investment without cutting
into your social or family life?
It’s a done-for-you program that fits in the busiest of schedules.
It finds your weak points and makes them stronger, getting
you the results you desire in short order, so you can live your
life without spending a ton of time working out.
P.S. I’ll always remember seeing this sign on the wall of the
wrestling room when I was in college – it was that impactful:
“Failure to plan is planning to fail.”