by: Brandon Richey–Get Free Updates And Training Guides Here
Strength Paralysis From Over Analysis?
Over the years I’ve gotten so many questions from readers regarding which program to try in order to accomplish this goal or that goal. There are so many programs out in the strength and fitness realm that people get bombarded with everyday. Do I do Crossfit? What about Powerlifting? What about Dynamic Strength Method? What about Bodybuilding? I know, I know…it can go on and on. Just hit the “read more” button to get the rest of the story!
If Your Strength Program Is At A Stop…
If you are looking and searching for a method of training you just need to stop, take a big breath, and simply identify your goals. Now if you ask me some of your goals should be automatic. For instance, no matter what training program you gravitate towards there should be a respectable amount of emphasis placed on the development of mobility. I mean who wants to walk around like Robocop…that is the 80’s version of Robocop and not the most recent release of this all time great action flick.
I mean Robocop is cool and everything, but moving like him is another story. The point is that you want to emphasize quality of movement and technique.
Now that we have this out of the way what seems to be the problem? Well it has been my experience that many folks just tend to get overwhelmed by all the information out on the internet and the YouTubes bombarding them on a regular basis. The “experts” are telling you to go over here “to do this,” but “don’t do that.” Does any of this sound familiar?
The point is that regardless of what training model you select there are always variables within that training model that seem to be picked apart by all the information on the web. For instance, if we decided to select bodybuilding as our training model of choice then all the sudden when you go to prep for leg day you get on the YouTube and there is some guy telling you that you need to build strength by doing a 5×5 method ,while at the same time you also run into an article regarding GVT Training for building crazy muscular size! So what do you do?
Well the sad result for many is that they end up diving deeper and deeper into researching the solution and pretty much end up doing nothing at all! The truth is that I’ve seen many coaches and have had many students that want to over analyze every little detail about everything you put in front of them.
The fact is that it’s ok to try and understand one theory or method when compared to the next, but at the end of the day you just have to be willing to shut off the thinking and grab some iron to throw around in HULK Smash like fashion.
It’s not a surprise that I’m a big believer in mastering the fundamentals. Look, there is no substitute for being able to handle some of the major lifts and movements well within a strength program.
I mean if you can squat, deadlift, and push (bench press, push up, dips, etc) well then the results will come. Now beyond that there are certainly some other specific variables you can change up along the way, but that’s the beauty of what we do in the strength and conditioning world. It is a science, but it’s not the type of applied science that is a hard and fast cookie cutter solution for every individual.
The point is that when dealing with any “individual” we are going to be addressing weaknesses or gaps in their training. The fact is that you might be able to bench press a house, but your training partner may be able to squat the entire gym. We all have our strengths and we all have our weaknesses. Regardless of the training model, the key is making sure that when training we should work at getting better at what we are worst at doing.
The lesson of the day is to just forget about overanalyzing the details. If you are lost on where to start and what training model to adopt just simply go to the gym and work on mastering the fundamentals as I mentioned. Once you get confident in your fundamentals then you can tweak the other details.
Just keep in mind that paralysis from over analysis gets you nowhere. Nothing comes from nothing therefore something is always better than nothing. Change your thinking by unthinking all that clutters your brain. Now that’s a cool self made proverb if I’ve ever heard one!
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and please feel free to share it out and drop me a comment in the box below. I always enjoy getting your feedback.
One Last Thing For You…
One more thing before you click off the page. As I just stated in the previous paragraph I do enjoy your interaction as one of my readers and because of this I always want to encourage you to leave your questions, comments, etc. in the comment section below all of my articles.
The reason for this is that this social interaction is mutually beneficial to both of us. Your consistent interaction here on the site allows me to better expose my site to new readers and followers that are seeking out the same information as you. Not only does it help me to reach new followers it also helps me in the exposure of my goods and services to new customers so that I am able to afford to continue with the publication of free and useful training information to you (the reader).
Your interaction is truly valuable and is greatly appreciated. In addition to your interaction here on the site you always get feedback from me and most likely this feedback will foster greater feedback by encouraging others to leave their questions and comments as well. Because of this it’s a resourceful and tremendous win/win situation like this for everyone.
So Let’s Play A Game…
So why am I telling you this? Well in addition to gaining immediate feedback here on the site with your comments I’m also starting a new little weekly social media game for you help me spread the BRF Revolution in strength! Cool, right?
So this is how it works. In addition to leaving insightful comments and questions I also take note of all the cool interactions that I get on my social media platforms. For this game I’m particularly going to be looking at the two social media outlets of Twitter and Instagram.
For this purpose I have been using the hashtag #brandonricheyfitness to tag some of my posts and photos on Twitter and Instagram. As you know hashtags allow others to search and find photos and topics relating to the hashtags that are attached to those messages.
Starting today I want to encourage you to attach the hashtag #brandonricheyfitness to your photos and posts on Twitter and Instagram. For those that might not know you can easily share your Instagram posts over to Twitter for your photos to show up there as well.
So on a weekly basis I am going to do a search on Twitter for the hashtag #brandonricheyfitness and I will be able to see all of you who have attached my hashtag to your pictures and posts. Whoever puts up the most creative, funniest, or most positive attention grabbing posts related to #brandonricheyfitness I will feature you on my Twitter or Instagram! As a bonus I will also throw in a free giveaway for one of my ebooks or audios if you don’t already have a copy.
Wait that’s not it! At the end of each month I will also take the best of all the weekly posts and give that person 10 days of FREE Online Coaching from me!!! That’s right my friend. You will also qualify for 10 whole days of coaching so that you can ask me anything about your training so that we don’t get any PARALYSIS from OVER ANALYSIS!
Keep in mind that I will be doing this on a weekly basis so if you miss out this week don’t get discouraged because you might get selected next week. Keep in mind that this will be good for accountability as well as you can post photos of you during your workouts to spread the motivation to others. This will be fun and I sincerely hope you will join in on the fun. Keep training smart!