Good Morning Y’all,
While tidying up yesterday I knocked over a domino set and a pair of dice fell out, once again igniting the fire for training ideas for people.
Given how so many always want to be doing different things, or something that is fun, whatever that is these days, I felt rolling this into your mind for consideration would be useful.
All you need is a pair of dice, well, one will do yo’d just roll it more.
There will be a few options of how the can work.
Option 1 – 🎲 – Time
You roll the pair to see how long your training session is.
It might be 2min or 12min, enjoy the randomness.
Choose two movements/lifts/exercises, this will make your total training time 4-24min (with 3min either side for WU/CD).
Option 2 – 🎲 – Time & Sets
Roll once for the time of your session, roll again for how many sets of that time you will be doing.
2-12min for either 2 or 12 sets of work/effort (4-72min of work potential).
As above choose 2 movements, etc. The WU/CD will be taken from the sets you’ve rolled.
Option 3 – 🎲 – Reps & Sets
Similar to option two, first role is your reps (2-12) and the second if your sets for the day (2-12).
Like the previous suggestions, 2 movements works well.
This style of training is quite varied, and that is one of the main reasons a lot of people will be too scared of doing it.
The fatigue chasers will love the idea of 72min of work, yet balk at 2min because it’d be pointless to them, yet if that is how the dice decide to fall then accept it and stop being an entitled child screaming for more.
Being someone who likes training and often has trained for the sake of it, I can understand wanting to do more, to do too much and it just does’t serve a purpose, not really.
If you’re someone that doesn’t like to follow a play/structure/routine (although you unknowingly & probably do based on your biases), then the dice will be very refreshing.
You can roll them everyday.
Two seconds…. I will do it now.
Here is option 2 just done off the cuff:
W/U = Mobility Flow x 3-5min
C/D = Targeted Stretches (needs based) x3-5min
Day 1 – 8min x 6sets – A1 Carry to Squat, B1 Fast & Loose
Day 2 – 11min x 10sets – A1 Single Arm Kettlebell Swings
Day 3 – 10min x5sets – A1 Movement Flow, B1 Sprints
Day 4 – 7min x 7sets – A1 Loaded Carry (3 different weights)
Day 5 – 8min x 2sets – A1 Long Cycle, B1 Mobility Flow
Day 6 – 3min x 7sets – A1 Sprint Interval, B1 Fast & Loose
Day 7 – 9min x 5sets – A1 Stretch
As you can see all decent lengths of session.
(Please be aware to achieve progressive overload you’ll need to apply waviness of loading)
So don’t panic, you can still chase fatigue if that’s what makes you happy.
Do try to think of training in this light though:
More isn’t better, better is better.
^ Focus on quality first and the quantity will take care of itself.