" Class Schedule for the Weekend Storm, Re-Scheduled Date for Breast Cancer Fundraiser, and Variation Thoughts"(2.9.2013)
*Schedule for Saturday and Sunday of this Weekend for Storm*
Saturday, February 9th, 2013: Breast Cancer Awareness Event Canceled and Saturday Classes Canceled.(Keep an Eye out for possible Open Gym on Saturday Afternoon.)
Sunday, February 10th, 2013: Regular Scheduled Classes: 9:00 am to 11:00 am Open Gym and 10:00 am Powerlifting Class.
*Breast Cancer Charity Workout moved to Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 @ 9:00 am*
We will be moving the Breast Cancer Charity Event to Saturday, March 2nd due to the storm that will be coming by this weekend. We are upset that we have to move the start date, but happy that it is only 3 weeks away. Reminder this fundraiser is for a great cause and also in honor of our own Vagabond, Robin Johnson Taylor, who is going through her second time with breast cancer. We encourage as many Vagabonds to attend this charity workout for the benefit of this great organization, and also to show support for our own Vagabond! Please CLICK HERE to see more information about the Ellie Fund.*
*Variation Training by Kevin O’Malley*
Through Variation we see improvements and adaptation in our everyday training. However, we must find a happy medium between variation and consistency. After a recent discussion with a highly reputable strength and conditioning coach in the professional world, I discovered through variation you will have success, but also consistency in protocol and programs, you will see positive outcomes. As I stated above, we must still have some variation in our program. As some professionals will suggest that through lack of training variance we will hit a term called MONOTONOUS PROGRAM OVERTRAINING( Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training). This condition will occur through training the same stimulus for regular long periods of time and in the end case will result in reduction of improvement or in similar cases cause PLATEAU, which is every athletes worst nightmare in their training program.
Through Periodization Training and the use of Variation in the training program, we will also play a role in the mental aspect of staying away from boredom and monotony in our training programs. Through the variation of a training program, we will see increases in our training through stability and variability. We want the central nervous system to be overloaded to a degree so we can stimulate certain adaptations throughout the body. Here are some ways that a program can be varied through training(Periodization):
We can alter training through training volume differently, intensity of the exercise, frequency of the movement, and exercise selection.
We can also switch variation through similiar biomechanics abilities, like a full high bar back squat, and then switch to a Front Squat, and then to a Jump Squat. These are all different exercise selections, but address same biomotor abilities.
I will leave with one thing beforehand. Even with variation, we have to consider the athlete/client that we are dealing with on a daily basis. When we are dealing with elite level athletes we will have to have more variance within our program as they adapt differently compared to someone who is a novice/beginner. Novice athletes can achieve very good results through training programs that are consistent and without to much change in the beginning of their training.
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