Aug 172014

Christian Finn of Muscle Evo explains autoregulation and provides a couple of ways you can implement this into your training.

When I go to the gym, I like to have a set program to follow.

I want to do all the exercises, sets, and reps in the exact order they’re laid out in my training diary.

Then I want to have a shower, get dressed and go home.

Problem is, it doesn’t always work like that.

Like me, you’ve no doubt experienced “good days” and “bad days” in the gym.

Some days you feel like you could conquer the North Face of the Eiger in less than two hours wearing jeans and a t-shirt. On other days the opposite is true, and you feel weaker than Samson after a trip to the barbers.

That’s where autoregulation comes in. You might also see it called autoregulatory training or – if someone is trying to make it sound even more exotic and complicated – cybernetic periodization.

In a moment, I’m going to tell you exactly how I use autoregulation to deal with good days and bad days in the gym. Before I do, let me quickly explain what it is (and more importantly, what it isn’t).

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