Complementary Muscle Groups and Programming

When we pair complementary muscles groups there is an increase in muscle activation. Not only that, when you pair larger muscle groups together (Leg and Back day πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ) there is too much of an energy drain and the effort you put in to the second half of a workout will be depleted. Why? Because the larger muscles groups work independently from each other.

Excuse the leaves, it was a windy day. At home I lift weights in socks.

I keep this at the forefront when writing programming for clients. And why, after the initial two weeks (sometimes longer depending on ability level) I love adding in Supersets. Not only will you see results sooner (results totally dependent on your effort) but you will be able to work harder longer.

*Chest, shoulders, and triceps.
*Back and the biceps.
*Quads, Hamstrings, Calves and Glutes.

Having a more focused approach with programming, whether you are going to a gym or picking up the weights at home, will save time and get you results (again I cannot guarantee anything – your effort and dedication is the most important factor). Instead of just staring at your mat and dumbbells or walking in to the gym and staying on the elliptical for 30 minutes because you have no idea what to do and quitting because you are discouraged and lost, I will give you simple and effective strength training programming to get you to where you want to be.

Just wanted to share a picture of my two boys, don’t let those smiles fool you. They are a handful!

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