It's funny. Looking back I first logged a workout here in 2013. The plan then was SimpleFit 3 days/wk, Yoga and handstand training 3 days/wk.
My program now looks very similar but I have not made linear gains in either area between then and now. But one thing HAS changed:
I now run consistently. A minimum of 1 mile every day. Rain or shine, heat or sleet.
This is paying big dividends, not just in my fitness but more important in my Consistency. Carrying this over into my resistance training I feel that for the first time I am firmly in the center of the path, rather than walking on the edge.
I don't know yet if I'll post here frequently or not. I'm tracking my workouts on paper so don't need to monitor it somewhere else as well. This community is not very active either. Cheapo gave it it's moment in the sun through that Reddit post, but it seems he is starting fresh too.
I'm on a 3 day split now, performed twice per week. It is based on the 5 essential movements, as touted by Dan John. Those are:
Push - Pull - Hinge - Squat - Loaded Carry
The Push, pull and squat movements are handled by Simple Fit inspired training twice per week. These sessions start and end with an easy run.
Hinge and loaded carry are done with Kettlebells twice a week. Swings and TGU's one day, Snatch and windmills the next.
The third day consists of Yoga and core training. And yes, handstand work. Thinking of branching into TRX.
I alternate exercises between A and B workouts for each day to keep things fresh.
Arthur Newton, in his 1949 book Races and Training, wrote:
"Two primary considerations are essential: (1) You must practice as frequently as you possibly can, and (2) you must never permit yourself to approach real exhaustion, must never become badly tired. So long as you stick to these two, you will continuously progress. The less closely you adhere, the longer it will take you to get thoroughly fit."
This is the core of my training philosophy these days. I'm training every day. Running 7 days/wk. Performing each of the main exercises twice /wk. Taking it easy every workout and feeling great. It's never about intense effort during any one workout, it's about consistent effort across many workouts.
I'm not an elite athlete so why kill myself in training for the diminishing return of a bit more speed, a few more reps? Just get in and get after it. Every day.