Sometimes You Just Gotta Let Someone Else Do the Thinking For You
I write a lot of programs. It goes without saying that I write programs for many of the athletes and clients at Cressey Performance; I also write programs for various distance coaching clients I have around the world; I write my girlfriend’s programs; and I even write programs for family and friends, too. Basically, I spend a lot of time writing programs. Big surprise, I know.
And, to be perfectly frank, sometimes, the last person I want to program for is myself.
Typically what ends up happening is that I’ll write a program to get my swole on, and while I’ll start with good intentions and do every exercise prescribed to a “t” – for a few days, atleast (maybe even a week) – inevitably I’ll start to tweak things.
Before you know it, what started as program “A,” turns into program “whateverthe****,” where I just revert back to exercises I know I’m good at, or that I like to do (it’s okay to deadlift five times per week, right?).
We all do it – and I’m no different.
So, when Mike Westerdal and Elliot Hulse contacted me a few weeks ago and asked whether or not I’d be interested in checking out their latest product, Lean Hybrid Muscle Reloaded, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
I needed a change, and as cliché as it sounds, it was exactly what I was looking for.
Sometimes, you just need someone else to do the thinking for you, and the fact that this program is written by two guys who are hella strong (and actually train people), only makes it more appealing to me.
So, that being said, what makes the program so great? How is it different than any other program you can find on the interwebz?
1. Concurrent Programming – in short, concurrent training refers to training multiple qualities simultaneously. Unlike, say, linear periodization (which focuses on ONE quality in any given training cycle), concurrent training allows the trainee to focus on several qualities at once, which I feel has a lot more carry over to the world of athletics and leads to better results in general.
2. “Hybrid” Training – as the name implies, this program takes bits and pieces from several modalities (powerlifting, bodybuilding, strongman, etc) and combine them into one balls-to-the-wall, no frills, kick-ass program.
As noted by both Mike and Elliot: what hybrid workouts do is take the best of everything, combine them into a single, cohesive strategy that gives us all the benefits, but leaves behind the drawbacks. As a result, you’re able to build muscle and get lean at the same time.
In layman’s terms, you’ll basically turn into a sexual Tyrannosaurus.
3. Miscellaneous Awesomeness – unlike some manuals you’ll come across with little to no detail on the programming side of things, Lean Hybrid Muscle comes with a pretty extensive video database which makes following the program that much easier.
Moreover, it also includes the Hybrid Diet Nutrition Plan, which includes, among other things, detailed meal plans ranging from 1900-3000 kcals.
Simply put, Mike and Elliot cover all the bases and have gone out of their way to provide a quality product.
But I’ve done enough talking. Head over to the Lean Hybrid Muscle Website and check it out for yourself!