Over the last week, I’ve finished my HFT training on one day.
That’s not exactly a lot.
So, I’ve decided to alter the routine. Instead of pullups and leg raises, I’ll now be doing one-armed pushups. 50 per side. Today, this routine worked out just fine.
You see, sometimes, you have to adapt your training to your everyday life. Working 10 hours a day on a construction site doesn’t match well with a high-intensity training routine and a carb-reduced diet. Likewise, being on the run all day every day doesn’t abet a gym-dependant program.
To quote Pavel again on this one, there’s a huge advantage in doing bodyweight-only exercise: „Because it is always there .“ Sometimes, it’s as simple as that.
By now, if you’ve been following my posts, you know that I hold Pavel in great respect. That’s not because he’s pointing out some revolutionary, brand-new concepts and ideas. He’s not. What makes „the evil russian“ such a great trainer is – in my humble opinion – the fact he can actually get people to do the basics they’d normalldy neglect. Pavel has a way with words. He can make a pushup look like the be-all-end-all when it comes to strength and conditioning.
Why all the talk about Pavel? Well, because I’ve decided to alter my HFT training and do the two full-body exercises he’s suggesting in his book „the naked warrior“. If you haven’t read that one already, you definately should.
Now, I’m doing 50 pistol squats and 50 one-armed pushups every day. Simple as that. 200 reps of full-body exercises, 100 for the lower body, 100 for the upper body. High intensity, high volume, little fatigue.
It goes without saying I’ll have to somewhat alter the concept of my „max days“. I really don’t think I can do those 200 reps in one single session. On sunday, I’ll let you know what I’m doing on max days now.