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  1. I've been an on again/off again fitness enthusiast for over 10 years now and I'm looking to start upgrading my fitness knowledge. I know there are tons of great programs, routines, and exercises out there, and I currently have one I love doing, but I want to learn more about how to put all of the pieces together to create programming for others. I would like to know why programs were built the way they are, why one routine might work for one person better than another, and how to put exercises together to make them more effective for individuals. In short, I would like to learn how to program but don't know where to start. Does anyone know of any courses or resources out there to help me learn how to program?
  2. Next Step in Goal Setting

    I would also check out Brian McKenzie's work. He was the founder of Crossfit Endurance and, though I don't think he's doing that anymore, he's seems like an excellent person to start with. I have a similar goal of doing a Spartan Trifecta by 2020 but just started on my 5/3/1 journey. I completely understand not wanting to sacrifice it even for the Trifecta goal and Brian is who I'll be turning to when the time comes. I also think this is excellent advice and definitely worth considering.
  3. an easy programme to follow

    @Sylvaa, I love this and I think you are right. I think this is a great starting dumbbell program and I would start by following the program exactly. Start with a weight you know can hit somewhere in the middle (about 9 reps with good form) and progress from there. If after the first week it is too easy for you then add more weight. If the routine becomes stale and boring then feel free to change it up or find a new routine. I would pick a plan and work through it for at least a month or two before switching it up. It takes time and repetition for a plan to work. Good Luck and you've got this!
  4. Yolanda's Challenge

    That sounds great. I think the important thing is making progress, which it looks like you are doing. Keep it up... you've got this.
  5. 1st 4 Week Challenge

    Damn, Sir! You hit some beast numbers on your Squat. Looks like you got some decent work in. Keep up the good work.