Priming Your Programs

Today's post is a guest spot from Jarrett Brumett. Jarrett is one of the brightest young stars coming up in strength & conditioning. His rejection of the status quo may actually exceed my own. Get to know him:

"Programming is the poetry of the Strength & Conditioning world, except way more awesome and less awkward to talk about in public. Some programs flow smoothly, creating synergy in movement and some seem to be as random and mundane as a lazy haiku. If you’re on this site and reading this, chances are that you have experienced both. And chances are, you’ve seen the differences in effectiveness as well.

Like snatches paired with bicep curls.

Like snatches paired with bicep curls.

Most people will go with simple antagonistic pairings, ensuring that the exercises don’t pull from one another. A simple push-pull template works well for this and is a common go-to for any trainer or coach. Others may go with simple muscle group splits within their pairings, addressing certain fibers appropriately while others rest." Read the rest of Jarrett's post...

Sarah Walls

A little about me: I've worked in pretty much every corner of the fitness industry for about 10 years. I've had the great fortune of spending most of this time working with gifted athletes at every level. I've also had the great opportunity of designing and conducting research projects, writing occasionally for various publications and blogs, competing in powerlifting, and just generally having a killer time pursuing my passions wherever they may take me. Now I own two businesses: one is an athletic performance training company that I started in 2007 at age 26 and the other is a software company startup that was launched in 2014. Paramount to all the awesomeness of my professional career, is my family. My kids are a thrill and my husband continues to be my most critical and important supporter.