THUR: Destruction to Development Continuum
Technique is always at the forefront of how we move, but today it particularly holds true as we try to stack up as many reps as possible. More reps means a better expression of fitness, which means we’re improving and getting more fit. So, it makes complete common sense to have a goal to do more.
But it’s important to remember that a rep is no good if it skews more destructive than developmental. Movement during high intensity days can exist across a continuum. On the far left hand side of the continuum is destruction. Think of this kind of rep as a 1R max deadlift with twenty pounds too much and a complete breakdown of spinal integrity. The net result is far more negative than positive.
On the opposite side of that continuum is development. Think of this kind of rep as a Phase 1 athlete performing 3131 tempo goblet squats.
“Well duh, wouldn’t we want all reps to fall exclusively towards development?”
Honest answer? No.
If all we ever do are 100% developmental movements and reps, we don’t ever overload to the point where our position is challenged, then we never drive physiological change. It is in this in between area, where either loading or intensity reaches a point where minor breakdowns in technique may occur where we drive adaptation.
Remember, the mastery of technique (100% developmental) is step number one. As you begin, you live on the far right of that continuum. However, once that is achieved, we begin working our way a little bit more towards that middle and begin to live between halfway and far right.
There is where progress and safety reside.
First. For PPB SE:2.
5’ RKBS (62#/44#) (NO RX)
Then, For Conditioning
3/s DB Side Lunge to Curl
20 Mtn. Climbers
10 Wall Balls
1 Agility Ladder
80 Hollow Rocks