How To Train For A Tactical Physique

The average lifter follows a traditional gym program, which is made up of body part splits that start with chest day every Monday. This style of program was designed with the goal of becoming bigger and stronger in the gym, but little thought in the way of gaining functional strength. What does one do to shift gears and create a plan of action for, well, more action?

A big, rippling set of pecs and highly-peaked biceps are sights to behold, certainly, but what good are they if you’re unable to lift, hold, and haul everyday things? Are you a do-it-yourselfer who wants to build a fence, push a wheelbarrow, or lift bags of mulch or cement? If so, more practical ways to program your training are in order.

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