I hear some fitness organizations boast that they “never have their clients do the same workout twice,” while other reputable organizations promote using periodization training to create adaptation in the body, followed by the shock of change in the next phase. I get confused over which method is better, or if it’s a combination of the two ideas that works best.
Hi Rita. I think that within your question you have your answer. In my opinion, what works BEST is what works best for your particular client. I think that too often we as trainers are always looking for the best single methodology when in fact using a combination of methods, approaches, programs, tactics or whatever is probably BEST. We should not be afraid to mix things up and to challenge ourselves as trainers as well as our clients by utilizing a variety of techniques.
In the end, it’s the combination of aerobic exercise, resistance training, and proper diet that will work. The “HOW” you get your client to reach their specific goals using these three components need not follow only one approach.
I hope that this helps.