Confused on how you’re supposed to set up your lifts in a smart way that allows you to focus on what’s important in the gym AND make progress!
As a general disclaimer — there’s endless ways to set up workouts or a program. Some people *may* do things like pre-lift isolation work. Or mix in strength & power training in different ways based on the primary focus + goals.
But for many of you coming from no structure, inconsistent loose lifts & needing help really dialing it in hopefully this helps!
When we’re doing our lifts/workouts we’re going to work from more powerful — rapid force development — into our strength strength. If you watch my stories this is often how you see me do my lifts!
If you’re not doing power training (which can be more than just oly lifting, and I encourage you to add some in!). You’ll simply start with your more whole body / multi join muscles. Think your main compound lifts. Likely doing in order of their priority in your training!
Then from here you’ll move into your main accessories — those are the ones that were still loading quite a bit and maybe use multiple muscles.
Then into our more isolation + Core + other work.
In the most simple way for those confused by this think about your energy during a workout. It slowly drops as you go and it’s easier to crush your back squats first before ya bicep curls ya know!
And if you train with only dumbbells or at home similar rules apply. Start with your bigger accessory lifts then work your way down!
Similarly if you’re a crossfit lover doing your power > strength > metcons > accessory is a pretty common set up! Or separating out your bro work to different sessions or days.
If you found this helpful and want to be able to set up your own lifting checkout my guide TRAIN. Explaining the science behind your training, providing you the how + templates for you to program your workouts into + over 115 exercise demos!