EarthFIT Training and Supercompensation
“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here with EarthFIT Training and I get asked often why is our training different, how come we get better results in training, etc.. And so, before you can get into that I explain to people how training works in a broad sense, in a general sense. I’m going to explain to you in a minute here a supercompensation model that will help you understand how you get results in training in a very basic, and simplistic way. And so let’s get into it…
When someone comes in for an assessment I test their base level of fitness and let’s say this is over a week. And so when someone comes in and they’re training I test their base level of fitness, we’re seeing where they’re currently at, at their fitness level. Everybody’s at different fitness levels and when I train them typically what happens, and this is what is supposed to happen, is they fatigue the body, they lose ATP and glycogen – that’s the energy in the muscle in the body, their nervous system gets fatigue, their immune system gets fatigue. So as they’re training, we’re fatiguing the body. And the changes don’t occur to the body until they go home, they eat, they sleep, they drink water, they recover and what happens is the body recovers at a better state, and the body has amazing ability to adapt to whatever stress you are putting on it and it recovers in the instance that the stress might occur so it’s comparing for the next time that that might occur and that’s what is called supercompensation. And you have to train in this period in a progressive scientific way again to see your base level improved, and that’s why a minimum of 2x a week in a progressive scientific way is needed to see your base level improve. And when I’m talking about a progressive, scientific way, I’m talking about if you ran one day a week and you swam one day a week you wouldn’t get better at either. You have to run at least 2x a week.
The real scientific results and studies show that 3x a week is really necessary to improve your cardiovascular. But let’s say it was 2x a week where you ran a mile, the second time that week you either have to run the mile faster to get results or you have to run a little bit longer distance, right? or maybe let’s say you run in a slight incline. There’s got to be some variable change and that’s a progression. So that’s 2x a week. 3x a week you see about 30% more results than 2 x a week, 4x a week we see about 25% more than 3x a week and then if you train too hard, too much, too often in the long term typically what happens is we see overtraining and that is a detriment to your training as well. We don’t want that to happen.
And so with our training what we did is we took all the years of knowledge and combine, we took the best of what we saw and combine in one training – strength, endurance, cardio, flexibility, mobility, stability. It has strength, conditioning and those mobility aspects of a training which helps people to get results in the safest, fastest, and most effective way all backed by science so this gives you an insight as to how training works and there you have it. I hope this is helpful. Have a great day! Ian Hart from EarthFIT Training.”