MANY years ago Pavel wrote a book called Power to The People, aka P2P. You can find details about it HERE.
The book was simply based on optimal training, minimal volume and frequent practice of basics such as deadlifts, military presses and a few other key exercises.
The more I grow in the iron game the more I realize that the name of the game is ALL about optimal workouts, NOT maximal. Certainly, when I was younger, I couldn’t tame my mind to change….. I HAD to go in and KILL myself every single time I trained, it was my wrestler mentality which to this day I still have inner battles against.
Do you ever feel that way? ha ha. I bet you DO!
I am much more in tune with what I now need so my BIG lifts are BIG time focused on optimal work, because anytime I push for MAXimal work I get injured and feel like shit.
As a father and business man, injuries are what can KILL my success so I stray far from them.
Check this P2P inspired workout in the videos below, note the low reps and optimal efforts.
[youtube width=”640″ height=”390″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEl1V4FH1t4[/youtube]
[youtube width=”640″ height=”390″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBadv-wXaD8[/youtube]
[youtube width=”640″ height=”390″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=343ysMFKni0[/youtube]
I leave you with this final note / reminder: Although maximal workouts appease your mind and make you feel proud that you kicked your ass, they WILL eventually hurt you. Focus on OPTIMAL WORKOUTS.
Drop a line with your thoughts and comments! Psyched to see what your experience is with optimal VS maximal workouts and the results you’re getting.
Live the Code
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