11.16.13 German Body Comp Session

Workout
A1 6x Sumo Deadlift 
A2 12x DB Walking Lunge + Single-Leg DL Combo
A3 25x Split Jumps
Rest as little as needed, alternate for 12 minutes
Then:
B1 6x Chin-ups +
B2 12x DB Rows (each arm) +
B3 25x Alternating Off-Set DB Curls 
Rest as little as needed, alternate for 12 minutes
Then:
C1 6x BB Strict Press 
C2 12x Deficit Push-ups OR Ring Push-ups 
C3 25x Supine Medicine Ball Tosses
Rest as little as needed, alternate for 12 minutes
Then:
Cool Down
 
Participants
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Coach’s Comments
It was good to be back in the gym today after being under the weather for two days. Coaching energizes me and I felt blessed to be back at full strength training everyone. The German Body Comp (GBC) sessions are popular these days, definitely worthy of an upcoming article about where it originated and how these types of programs are one of the best ways to burn fat and add lean muscle mass. 
 
GBC also offers a stark contrast to the programming I tend to write for the ‘normal’ groups. I’ve really committed myself to staying innovate and keeping the training fresh. Just this afternoon I came up with five to six unique ways to train the core and grip that I’m pumped to implement in the next few weeks. It’s easy to get in a rut. The key is self-analysis; having the ability to step back and ask the question, “What can I do better. How can I impart more variety. What new tools or ideas can I use to continue to get results?”
 
These are necessary questions. It’s one reason I love attending conferences and workshops, and have committed to doing so at least four times a year. It’s an investment worth making. There are so many approaches out there. Learning from other people opens your mind and gets you thinking laterally about what you’re currently doing and how new concepts and ideas can be applied to make you and your athletes better. It has to be effective and it has to be fun. 
 
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New concepts stoke the fire. The comp team spent the week testing structural balance, fiber type, and length/tension assessments. Most the material was new to me and shed some light on areas that need work. Early next year we plan to offer this service to our general membership. Assessment like these help orient your training. And while it's impossible to individualize training in a group, there are ways to address major imbalances on your own. Being an educated athlete, in tune with your strength and weaknesses, and how to improve upon them, is vitally important.

New concepts stoke the fire. The comp team spent the week testing structural balance, fiber type, and length/tension relationships. The material was insightful and shed some light on areas that need work. Early next year we plan to offer this service to our general membership. Assessments like these help orient your training. And while it’s impossible to individualize training in a group atmosphere, we’re gonna do our best to do so.