The longer I work in this business, the more I understand how important it is to get really clear about a client’s fitness goals.
If someone comes to me and tells me that they want to get “BIG & Strong“, this immediately indicates that their exercise program needs to be low volume, needs to consist of a limited number of exercises and likely won’t be overly exhausting.
If someone comes to me and tells me that they want to get “Conditioned and more fit”, this immediately indicates that their program needs to emphasize athletics-based movements, needs to develop a variety of compound, functional training skills , and needs to accelerate cardiovascular performance.
Thus, the training that you’ll see me providing for one client may be completely opposite of that which you’ll see me providing for another. While Physical Conditioning workouts will be full-on exhausting – Size & Strength workouts are generally less so.
My own workouts are a hybrid of both styles – although I emphasize size & strength during some phases of my program, I appreciate the health benefits of intense physical conditioning more and more each year.
Doug at MyTrainerSays dot com