I’ve written recently about how I’ve been employing higher frequency training for my posterior chain (read here), and more recently I’ve been experimenting with it for my pressing. In the past I’ve used it with pullups and squatting as well. I really like it so far, and I’ve been making some good progress as far as strength and muscle goes. At this stage I’m still in the trial and error phase, so I don’t really have it quite down yet. That being said, I think the main thing with higher frequency training is modulating the intensity so you don’t burn out and choosing exercises that won’t crush your joints.
A lot of what I’ve learned about high frequency has come from Chad Waterbury. Interestingly, Chad just came out with a great e-book today called HFT (short for High Frequency Training) that details all the stuff you need to know to employ this stuff in your own training.
Chad’s also gotten feedback from Bret Contreras, Jason Ferruggia, Dr. Craig Liebenson, Dr. Stuart McGill, Charlie Weingroff, and Pavel, so that’s pretty sweet as well.
He talks about the science behind high frequency training, how to employ it with each individual muscle group, and shares a 12 week program that you can follow yourself. Along with the training book is another separate book giving diet advice with tips from Ori Hokmekler and Dr. John Berardi. Very cool.
I’ve read through it and I think it’s really good stuff. I’m actually going to try some of the stuff myself with my training now, so I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in checking out the book, it’s on sale right now for 50% off, so now’s definitely the time to get it.
You can read more about it here.
Have a good one!