Hi, I’ve been using the strength add-ons for a while using various training plans. My question is really out of curiosity. My understanding is that to make gains, one needs to put the body under strain consistently and repeatedly which will cause it to adapt to be able to handle the new workload. So, for a VERY simplified example, if I want to get better at squats, I do a squat workout 2 - 3 times a week, my body will adapt to this new regimen and will get stronger when doing squats.
Now, I enjoy the strength add-ons in SYSTM/SUF, but I’m wondering if they’re as effective as they could be. There seems to be no focus whatsoever. Just jumping around from exercise to exercise, body part to body part while missing the key “repeatedly” part of the formula to consistently and repeatedly challenge your body to adapt. For example, my current plan had me doing Dynamic Focus 4 (mostly legs) on Nov 1 , Upper Body Focus on Nov 4, Full Body 2 on Nov 8, Full Body 1 on Nov 11, Lower Body Focus 1 on Nov 15, Core Focus 3 on Nov 18.
There is obviously a strain put on my body as whole, but there is no focus. How do adaptations happen that way? For example, how will I strengthen my upper body if there is only 1 upper body focused workout in 3 weeks. Wouldn’t I need to repeatedly strain my upper body to make any gains in upper body strength? How does 1 upper body workout every 3 weeks accomplish that? I can’t see that working for something like running. If I run once every 3 weeks, my running will never improve.
I apologize for the length of this post and I hope it doesn’t come across as me being disgruntled. Like I said, I do enjoy the strength workouts, I’m just wondering if I’m misunderstanding something about how they’re supposed to work.
Any insight would be appreciated.