The best workout routine is actually no routine at all… But the deliberate and conscious randomization and variation of training methods, stresses and intensities.
Most people are looking for the best workout routine… they want something they can do over and over again and get predictable results.
They saw what worked for so-and-so… and they want to be just like that.
Some famous person says they use the best workout routine… so it must actually be the best.
Sorry to be the one to break it to you… But there is no “One Size Fits All Absolute Best Workout Routine”.
What works well for one person may not work at all for another… and what works well for you now will not continue to work well forever.
So does that mean we should just give up looking for an effective strength, conditioning and fitness program?… ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Just because the absolute best workout routine turned out to be a non-existent fable does not mean you should give up on the possibility of finding a successful workout program.
Nolan Ryan said… “Enjoying success requires the ability too adapt. You shouldn’t outline a program and etch it in stone. We all have different physical limitations and skills that make us unique individuals. Try to make modifications in your program to enhance it. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.”
Basically, the trick is to look for a program that is effective in getting results, interesting to hold your attention, modifiable to your goals, needs, abilities and limitations and sustainable over time.
The answer to the frustrating no best workout routine dilemma is… No workout routine at all.
When we were children we would run, jump and play… and our physical fitness reflected this participation in random physical activity.
As we get older, we stop running, jumping and playing and search for the best workout routine to provide us with all the benefits of an active lifestyle.
Gyms, personal trainers and fitness experts all claim to have the best workout routine.
And some do… For them, at that particular moment in time.
But that does not mean they have uncovered the best workout routine for everyone.
Look at strength, conditioning and fitness as a personal journey… and not a destination.
Stop looking for the best workout routine and start physically training.
Learn what works best for you, fortify your strengths and turn your weaknesses into newfound strengths.
Experiment, get out of mind-numbing routine and above all else… have fun.
I am sure that you will find that the physical and mental benefits of the deliberate and conscious randomization and variation of training methods, stresses and intensities will greatly outweigh any benefits gained from any so-called best workout routine.
The best workout routine… No routine at all.