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I actually heard this while watching someone play D&D.
The little imp had quite the maniacal grin on his face, clearly he was a rather brutal dungeon master.
You might be asking how this applied to making gains.
Especially as people who tend to play D&D are not the most physically active of people.
Well it is if you just don’t want to delve in to the depths of fitness to learn how to effectively program your own training.
Same goes if you don’t want to hire a coach/trainer.
I have something for you that is endless in its possibilities and easy to apply, like right now.
You will pick one movement from this list:
– Push (includes crawling)
– Pull (includes climbing)
– Squat (includes all lunge/single leg patterns)
– Hinge (Includes all sling leg varieties)
You will also do a stint of loaded carries, if doesn’t matter what variation you do, it will last for up to 20min (or perhaps more) depending how much time you have left after the deice have decided your rep/set fat.
Now go grab a pair of dice.
Roll them, whatever they land on will be your reps per set for the day (2-12).
Roll them again, this time you get how many sets you’re doing for the day (2-12).
Set a training timer for 45min, that is how long you have to finish your sets/reps, once you get them all done you will fill the rest of your time with loaded carries and perhaps the optional plank.
You can train 2-7 days per week with this method.
Simply alternate the lifts you do and use a different movement base each session, or don’t, that’s your call after all, who am I to stop you skipping leg day, again.
Here is what something might look like:
A1 – Squat 12×12 – you poor bastard
B2 – Famers walks, if you have time that is.
A1 – Press 2×2 – DO NOT roll again! Worship the die and their judgement, clearly they know you’re done too much bench in your time and skipped too many leg days.
B2 – Sandbag Carry because you’ve got plenty of time.
Day 3 –
A1 – Weight Chin Up 9×5 – I’m okay with this.
B1 – Sled Drag for the remainder
Day 4 –
A1 – Snatch Grip DL – 7×3 – Huh, neat.
B2 – Prowler Push until your time is up
Day 5 – Off
Repeat the above with different movements and carry options.
Respect the die, they will give you all the set/rep variety you need.
In regards to loading you can either us the same loads each set or change them, dealers choice.
No go, enjoy.