Podcast – Legion Strength & Conditioning

Tempo training has recently become quite popular in the functional fitness space – probably thanks largely to Marcus Filly’s popularization of Functional Bodybuilding.

The folks at OPEX have long been teaching and prescribing tempo training, and Marcus’s functional bodybuilding training started with his work with OPEX head coach Mike Lee.

As I said in this podcast, I kind of like it when solid training principles end up reaching a more “mainstream” level of recognition and acceptance. However, there’s the danger of people starting to take tactical pieces from the internet like tempo training without understanding where it fits in the bigger picture of a training plan.

Todd and Jon break down why we might use tempo training for a competitive fitness athlete – and some of the common pitfalls and errors that athletes run into when attempting to apply the use of tempo in their own training?

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Jon, Todd and Luke break down when to modify training and when to do it as written.

People tend to either constantly tinker with their training – making modifications without understanding what they’re doing or why they’re doing it – or they tend to relentlessly follow every letter written in their program – regardless of how they’re feeling on a given day.

The best are able to find a happy medium, which results in them getting the best training in for them over time. How can we find that sweet spot?

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