Hey everybody, thanks for coming by to check out the site. Today I have a post for you that I’d really like your opinion on. I hope you can take a minute and post a comment below before you move on to whatever else you have going on today.
Before we get into that, here’s a picture of me and my little girl, JayCee Lynn. She’s doing great and she loves to stay up every night and party.
Here’s a picture of her and me a week or so ago taken around 3 AM one night after giving her a bottle. I am so delirious in this pic, I don’t even remember who took it.
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Anyway, back to my post…
Last month, I sent out a few newsletters about Biofeedback, a testing protocol that I was turned onto by Adam Glass.
Without simplifying it too much, Biofeedback Testing is a procedure you can use to test how well a given movement will work for you on any particular day. For instance, if you are planning on a workout involving upper body pushing exercises, you can go through and test several different exercises within that movement pattern to see which lift is best suited for you that given day.
Now, at first, this concept seemed very foreign to me. I just couldn’t get my head wrapped around how this could possibly work. Adam told me about this system while I was driving to Columbus, Ohio several months ago. Unfortunately, at the time, I was driving in thick traffic upwards of 70 miles per hour and it didn’t sink into my thick skull.
In February, Adam held a seminar along with Brad Nelson where he covered these concepts in detail. Unfortunately, because of work, I couldn’t make it out to the seminar, so I had to wait a couple more months until the DVD’s of the event were released.
However, as soon as my copy of the DVD arrived, I stuck the thing into the DVD player and watched it in its entirety. Finally I was able to piece all of the concepts together and understood how to put the Biofeedback protocol into action.
So, now it’s been several weeks that I have been experimenting with Biofeedback.
Last Thursday was the first day I saw a huge correlation between how I tested and how the movement went. I was doing an arm day and tested several different arm exercises. The tricep dip tested way better than any of the other tricep movements. I was able to reach several inches out in front of my toes during the test.
When I normally do dips, I go with bodyweight only or maybe a 35-lb or 50-lb dumbbell hanging off a weight belt. I stay light like this because going any heavier usually makes my shoulders hurt after only a few repetitions.
However, on this particular day, the dip movement tested well, and when I did the dips there was no shoulder pain where I normally felt it. In fact, I was able to do them with the 95-lb kettlebell hanging off the weight belt, and on one set I was able to do 8 repetitions.
That weight for that many repetitions is unheard of for me. The only explanation I have is that I have been spending a lot of time foam rolling my shoulder area to try to reduce some of the pain I have been having. That is the only change I have made.
So, I shot this video the night of the workout and I’m interested in hearing if you follow this type of protocol, what changes you have seen in your training, or any other discussion that you would like to bring up.
Other things I have noticed about the Biofeedback testing protocol results:
- I generally test better all around if I push water all day long; I test poorly if I drink too much coffee
- I usually test better after foam rolling and some mobility stuff than if I just go down and do some squats and light band work
- I test poorly if I take the 3 AM to 7 AM shift watching JayCee than if I take the 11 PM to 3 AM shift
- Sometimes there are NO standout movements
- Sometimes everything tests well
- I have had very little luck getting the testing to show anything for Grip training
I plan to continue pursuing this Biofeedback protocol aggressively to see just how far it can take me.
What I’d like to know is are you using this protocol in your training? What results are you seeing? Are you mostly geared toward strength, power, muscle gain, etc?
I’m very eager to read your comments, so post away! Thanks ahead of time.
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