Episode # 18

Unconventional Training vs. Traditional Barbell Lifting

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Released on July 2, 2015

In this weeks episode, Joe gives a quick recap of his vacation then discusses a topic that has come up quite often since the opening of DeFranco’s Gym at the Onnit Academy — Unconventional Training Methods vs. Traditional Barbell Lifting. While most coaches and trainers waste time arguing about which method is “better”, Joe feels they both have their place.

IN THIS EPISODE, JOE WILL TEACH YOU:

  • The true distinction between “unconventional” training and “conventional” training
  • The value each can have on YOUR own training program – regardless if you’re an elite athlete or “average Joe”
  • How/Why incorporating both methods into your program is superior to choosing one over the other
  • How to organize each method into your training in order to get the most transfer to the athletic field or your everyday life
  • Why Joe feels “unconventional” exercises are supplemental by nature and should NOT be programmed as your primary exercise
  • Practical application (How to design a workout incorporating both methods)
  • Joe’s new long-term approach to unconventional training – Learn why “Strongman Saturday’s” are no longer offered year-round at DeFranco’s Gym

All this, plus MORE training tips, tricks, and tidbits 🙂 

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