I don’t know anyone who has ever stuck to a training program for an entire year. It may have happened, but I haven’t met this person. Most people do a program for 12 weeks, and IF they even make it to the end they move to something else. Usually they will be all over the place with their goals. First it’s a Delorm Hypertrophy Method cycle for 12 weeks. But then they got too fat so they hop on P90X for 30 days, not quite making it the full 90. During PSUX they screwed up their shoulder, so it’s 4 weeks of light kettlebell get-ups, windmills, and resistance band rows. Back on the wagon again, it’s 8 weeks of Enter the Kettlebell.
And so on.
Most people make piss poor progress. This is an observation I have made, but I have some interns working on some data to demonstrate this fact. Look around though, are you seeing people making fantastic progress? I bet not.
One year and 14 days ago I started my journey of training with the Gym Movement protocol. I already knew that I would never need another program again, but of course only time can truly tell. Many people just flat out said “Biofeedback training won’t work.” Many people said that the gains would stop coming “in a year”. Well, we can now confidently say they were all wrong.
Here are some numbers I pulled out of the training tracker database:
- Total pounds moved in 1 year: 5,030,523
- Deadlift increased from 450 to 562.
- Number of training sessions: 201
- Total working time: 110 hours (pretty small investment if you ask me)
- Average improvement per movement per session via blended metric: 46.4%
- Body composition changes: ~185 at <8% Body Fat. Leaner & more muscular.
- “Cardio” – best KB snatch 3/26/2010: 35lbs 100 reps in 4.6 minutes. Best KB snatch 2/14/2011: 62lbs 101 reps in 9 minutes.
I don’t know if the numbers speak for themselves or not. I can tell you that the improvements are astounding. I do not know of many people who are moving this quickly.
I’ve been on the same program for a year now. I go to the gym, I do what tests well. I make everything easy. I work within my limits. I expand my limits.
But some of things can not be measured. What value do I put on the fact that I never really have a “bad” training session? How much value can be attached to setting new Personal Records every single time I train? Studies have shown that strength training in general has a cognitive carryover – how much greater is the carryover when you are literally becoming better than you ever have been EVERY day?
If you are interested in training with Gym Movement there are a few places you can get started. The road isn’t as well lit as it should be, yet. But it will get better.
I’ve heard all sorts of arguments for why Gym Movement won’t work or why it won’t work for <insert population here> people.
Every day we get emails from around the world from people who are out of pain, stronger than ever, feel better than ever, etc and so on. I now have a gym full of people who span populations from hardcore tri-athletes to middle-aged women who have never trained a day in their lives – every one of them is making perpetual progress with Gym Movement.
What’s your excuse now?