Yesterday I trained with my training partner Kieran, who for those of you who have been following, has been helping me to get ready for the nations coming up in October for INBA.
He generally is the one to put together the workout and I follow his lead and get the job done.
Yesterday he explained to me that we were taking it back to basics, for this week at least. So for us, that meant a minimal workout. But don’t be fooled. It might sound minimal, but it fact, it was hard. And I can feel it today.
- seated rows – 10-12 reps – aiming to up the weight whilst keeping form, squeeze on the last – 10 sets
- assisted chin ups – 12-15 reps – decreasing level of assistance each time – lower the last slowly – 10 sets.
I think most people would agree that there is nothing easy about chin ups, even assisted ones for that matter. They help to ensure you are focusing on your form and not swinging to get the movement.
So there is nothing wrong with a minimal number of exercises in your session, you just have to make sure you work hard, and choose the right ones!