8 I train in the morning before work and currently do my warm up at home while

8 i train in the morning before work and currently do

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8. I train in the morning before work and currently do my warm-up at home while I'm having a cup for coffee before cycling to the gym. This saves me time and I'd like to continue in this fashion. What's your view on it?That’s fine with me - as long as you ride to the gym doesn’t take four hours! 9. If I miss a training day, would it be better: 1) to skip, 2) double up and work it in, or 3) play it by ear and see how I feel? I would call it water under the bridge and pick up where you left off. If you have to skip any session, though, make it one of the supplemental conditioning protocols. Don’t try to double up on a strength training session, although you can do both a strength training session and supplemental conditioning session on the same day, if need be. 10. If I have to go out of town for a week and don’t have access to gym, do I do body weight exercise and skip the week when I get back ? Or simply start where I left off?You have a few options. a. Intentionally “overreach” a bit in the week before you head out (add one set to every exercise) so that you’re really primed for some down time, and then take the week off. b. Continue as planned, but work in whatever exercise you can during that off week. Maybe you throw a band or suspension trainer in your travel
33 © Cressey Training Systems, LLC 2013 bag to make things work in your hotel room, or your hit up the hotel gym for whatever you can do. Regardless, pick up where you left off with the program when you get back in town. 11. Is there a problem with splitting up the 4-day lifting program into different days than suggested? Would something like SuTuThFr work okay?That’s no problem at all. Just avoid lifting three days in a row. The important thing is that whatever training schedule you pick suits your lifestyle and makes it convenient to get your training sessions in, so do whatever you can to make that work. 12. Left-Stance Toe Touch w/Toe Lift & Med Ball: I assume we do this for the right stance as well? No, you’re only doing this on one side. Suffice it to say that we aren’t as “symmetrical” as most people think. You’ve got a heart and vena cavae on the left side, a liver on the right side, and a host of other asymmetries. As a result, the majority of people have a harder time “getting into” their left hip, and that’s what this exercise emphasizes. If you’re doing it correctly, you should feel your left groin and abdominals helping to pull you to the bottom position - and you’ll be improving your hip hinge pattern at the same time. If you’d like to read more about the science behind this, check out this article. 13. For the supplemental training sessions, can I utilize additional activities on top of the ones you’ve provided? Or, should I simply listen to my body and only add these supplemental workouts in as long as I am not really dragging?
34 © Cressey Training Systems, LLC 2013 I would definitely encourage you to use what you’re doing if you enjoy them and they are helping you toward your goals. I would caution against doing both, though, as that’s

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