Rest Period

  • How to get BETTER - The Principle of Overload

    Pressure makes diamonds. Pressure also collapses stars (both the galactic and human). A gradual increase in exercise stimulus over time is regarde...
  • Your unique training program - The Principle of Individuality

    Many people have had the experience of trying a new type of exercise that really resonates with them. Whether it’s the feeling of the body in moti...
  • How do I keep my [exercise] progress? The principal of Maintenance

    I recall a time when I was recovering from a serious injury due to a high speed motorcycle versus car accident. Pulling up better than expected af...
  • What happens if I stop training? The Principle of Reversibility

    Nothing lasts forever. And what can disappear much faster than it took to achieve is strength and fitness gains. The principal of reversibility is...
  • Chapter One - Charlie

    Was this the reason he stopped playing tennis? This was how his body reacted to exercise these days, or so he told himself, and others around him confirmed. Things didn’t operate the way they used to and that’s just the way it was.
  • Chapter Five - Supercompensation

    “No not over compensation. Super compensation is a way to describe a body that is conditioned to handle many different things, over and above what is required of it. When an athlete squats 300kg on their back, that is not something they will do on the sports field during a match.
  • Chapter Three - Reflection

    Charlie woke up the next day and felt a little different. He wasn’t as stiff as he usually was, but he wasn’t “better”. For some reason he decided ...
  • Chapter Two - Shoshin

    “The mind is like a parachute, it only works if its open”   It was 7am. Charlie got out of bed in his typical slow and careful way. Usually when h...
  • Chapter Four - Week One

    Charlie woke up the next day and felt a little different. He wasn’t as stiff as he usually was, but he wasn’t “better”. For some reason he decided ...