We all like shiny new stuff, both consuming and making.
The online fitness world is no different.
There are thousands of content creators vying for our attention and a 2-minute glance online yields countless ‘new’ exercise variations or protocols claiming to maximise your gains.
New isn’t necessarily better, however, or even new at all.
The core fundamentals of strength training were proven decades ago and are as effective today as they were 100 years ago (yes, 100).
Consistency, volume, progressive overload, intensity and proper nutrition and recovery. These are the basics, these are the things that work.
While mixing things up has its place, these fundamentals and the big compound lifts (we’re talking the squat, bench, deadlift and rows) should form the core of your training programmes.
Leave the pistol squatting while overhead pressing on a Bosu ball during your anabolic window crap to the YouTubers.