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Modular training systems are the way forward for exercise programming!

by Shaun Kober
January 25th 2021

The "All or nothing" mindset is killing your GAINZ.

"Something is better than nothing" is a much more practical and sustainable approach

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you know what is up guys, welcome to today's episode of the live transform podcast. I'm your host, Sean koba in today's episode. We are going through my five minute fitness tips now before we get started on today's episode, I do want to say that if the audio quality is a little bit off and it's not as high quality as it normally is, that's because I'm trialling a lapel mic so that I can continue recording and kind of test the recording capacities of lapel mic so that I can use it for traveling and interviews and things like that. So apologies in advance if the audio quality is a little bit off in the last five minute fitness tips episode, I spoke about the all or nothing mindset and this is a place where a lot of people are in their health and fitness journey. They put all of these processes in place and they're making or creating good momentum when they have motivation. But when that motivation dies off as it inevitably does, then people fall off the bandwagon, so to speak.

So, um I did speak in detail about the all or nothing mindset uh and rather than thinking about all or nothing, thinking about something is better than nothing now in today's episode, I'm going to dive into that concept in a little bit more detail. Now, this is something I spoke about on my social media platforms, particularly my instagram around about March april last year, whilst I was going through the lockdown period. Now, I haven't spoken about it on the podcast because I didn't have the podcast running at that stage, but something I spoke about there and I'll have this post links in the show notes, was that during the lockdown period I actually broke my days up into um or my training components for the Day, into 20 minute blocks and the 1st 20 minute block was uh my mobility based work, mobility activation based work, because that was something that was typically neglected whilst I was training files at the gym, I'd spend an hour, hour and a half, whatever training I'd get a little bit of mobility working, then I go into my strength work, my speed book, my power work, whatever it was that I was working on.

So I really prioritized that first 20 minute block of the day as my mobility based work. Then later on in the day I would roll into my strength based work and all I had was a kettlebell, some bands, some body weight um exercises, and I had a set of gymnastics rings, which I've spoken about in detail before on the podcast. Um that was my strength based work, and Then later on in the day, I would do a 20 minute block of my conditioning work. Now, I've spoken about the different modalities and kind of running a modular training um system. Now, the great thing about that system was that one, it broke the day up the days where I was Stuck in my house 24, It broke the days up, but it also allowed me to focus on one particular aspect of training, knowing that the mobility based work was all about, you know, moving with good quality um taking my joints through full range of movement and basically working through every single joint, getting all the muscles controlling the joints to fire up and do their job to stabilize the joint, take that joint through a full range of movement.

So the 1st 20 minute block was that and if I felt tired that day I hadn't slept very well, hadn't eaten very well um was stressed out or whatever due to work then that was it. That's literally all I did for that day was my mobility work because that was my priority. So I prioritized that and then allocated time towards that. Now if I felt good and I wanted to get some more movement in throughout the day, I was on top of my work, my study and everything like that, then I would go into my strength based work. Sometimes I'd swap it around, do my conditioning, I'm like, I'm probably not gonna train again today, I feel like doing conditioning today. So I do conditioning but for the most part strength um was my my secondary focus after the mobility. So that's when I got my strength Based work in 20 minute session, full body um short, sharp mind muscle connection, focused on quality movement, engaging the muscles, flexing the muscles through the entire body. Okay. Um then the next 20 minute block was my conditioning. All right, so this is where I might have been doing some running. I might have been doing some body weight-based conditioning.

This was all about just getting my heart rate up um for extended periods of time or going through some short sharp sprint based work um focused on the anaerobic energy system and all the aerobic energy system. All right, so, a really good way of structuring your training is by modular training. Again, I've spoken about this before in previous podcast. Okay. But um to me this is a really cool way of structuring your training. Now, if you're interested in learning more about this modular style training, I do have a program up On the Swiss eight app. Uh And SWIss say is a nonprofit organization that was founded and started to aid veterans initially to manage their mindsets once they got out of the Military by structuring in their eight pillars of health and wellness. And I'll have that link in the show notes. If you guys are interested in this modular style training, follow that link going download the app and go on to SWISS ate my program is PFT or performance functional training, which is the name of my business.

That's it for me today guys, hopefully that's giving you some tips to live life to the fullest train to your potential and perform at your best. Much love peace.

Modular training systems are the way forward for exercise programming!
Modular training systems are the way forward for exercise programming!
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