It's Time to Brag.
Recently I started a program at Oklahoma City University that I've come to call: The Iron Chorus. I currently have 15 students who do group training sessions with me on a weekly basis. Most of them are by all means beginners with a few in the pack who have some weight training experience.
Each week they do a push, pull, squat and hip hinge. And every week I have them write down their numbers. The weight they lifted in pounds and how many reps they were able to do with that weight.
Every single student got stronger. Every Single one of them.
One gal has already lost 20lbs. Most of them are seeing visible changes in their physique. Definition in their arms, bumps where smooth used to be. But to me, these are personal, subjective things. Good lighting, a funky scale, or just a new mental perspective can skew these things. But, as the saying goes - The Bar Don't Lie. Strength gains is the ultimate indicator of progress. If you've gotten stronger, you've gained lean muscle mass.
Lean, naturally acquired muscle mass is a great indicator of health, strength, and overall well being. We're achieving goals, my friends.
To say I'm a proud trainer is putting it lightly. These kids are hard workers. And I hope that the tools that I've given them over the past few weeks and continue to give have allowed them to feel successful in their pursuit towards physical knowledge.
I don't want it to seem like these guys are my little lab rats. But they are the first to run what is a test program in it's entirety. By the end of the program they will have a means to set themselves up for continued physical progress for the rest of their lives. Read that. The rest of their lives.
This is the goal. A means to be physically strong, healthy, and hopefully pleased in all of these realms for the rest of their lives. Eventually it will go from just being a program, to being a curriculum, and then a standard of operations for all performers. A healthier, happier industry. And they all said...
Until Next Time,
Lift Big, Sing Big, and Look Great Doing It.
The Opera Bro