This post is more for the advanced readers (and trainers) of this blog…
Recently my buddy Justin who helps me with the filming and technical aspects of Gym Junkies stumbled upon a training movement that’s gaining a lot of ground called “Bio-Feedback Training”. The rest of this post is written by him, so I’ll let him take over from here…
Bio Feedback Training…
About 4 weeks ago, a friend of mine recommended checking out some videos by Adam Glass. Adam does strongman/grip training and is also a well-respected strength coach.
When I checked out his stuff, I was a bit hesitant and thought it might have been some “new age” crap, but the more I dove into the training methods, and tested them for myself, I realized this could possibly be one of the biggest breakthroughs in training in a long time.
I talked a little bit with my buddy Dave, who had been doing Adam’s Bio Feedback Program for the past 3 months, and was frankly blown away by the results he was seeing.
Dave is a pretty advanced lifter (Deadlift of 450 at 175 lb bodyweight) and said he had significantly upped all of his lifts, packed on about 15 lbs of muscle and was hitting PR’s every day in the span of 3 months!
Alright, I was sold…So I decided to give it a try…
I’ve been at it for about 3 weeks now, and can already see noticeable differences in my strength and I’ve added about 4 lbs of muscle in those 3 weeks. I actually think I’ve lost a bit of fat as well (haven’t measured) and can see a slight difference in my ab area.
I used to be sore all the time after workouts but haven’t really had that happen since starting the Bio Feedback training.
How Bio Feedback Training Works
Here’s the nuts and bolts of it…
Basically depending on how your body feels that day, certain exercises are going to give you better results than others.
So before your workout, you take 1-2 minutes and test a few different exercises depending on your goals. So if my goal is to up my deadlift, I will test deadlifts, front squats, sumo deadlifts and maybe one more…
Now to test the movements all you need to do is check your range of motion by bending over to touch your toes. Instead of explaining it all to you – you can just watch this video of Charles Bustos doing his testing. He’s one of the guys doing the Bio Feedback program right now
As you can see, depending on which exercise you do your body responds in totally different ways. The whole idea behind it is that when you’re doing exercises that test well – your results will improve each and every workout.
Like I said, I’ve been doing this for 3 weeks, and I’m seeing some incredible results already. I was previously doing Bill Starr’s 5×5 program and was kind of hitting a wall. Since starting this, I’ve built 4 lbs of muscle, lost some fat, and haven’t been horribly sore like I usually am. I had a nagging little lower back injury as well that seems to “miraculously” started going away (who knows it could all be in my head :).
I highly suggest you check out Adam’s site right now. He has a free video up, explaining the bio feedback training and how you can incorporate it into your simple workout plan. And if you’re a trainer or coach, you should definitely check this out as a way to help your clients get better results… I don’t know how long the video will be up for, so check it out while you can!
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