PRINCIPLE #1:THERE ARE MULTIPLE ASPECTS OF TRAINING.To master one thing may mean you sacrifice another. For example you can be strong as heck, but not fit. (The person who can deadlift 500lbs but carries 30% body fat). You may look good but not be healthy. (The extreme bodybuilder who walks around with not enough fat). You can do a weight loss workout that detriments your performance. (Too many sets for calorie burn, leaving little to no energy to exert yourself at 100%). *This doesn't have to happen though.
PRINCIPLE #2: YOU NEED A MIX OF EVERYTHING
There's strength, power, speed, endurance, weight strength, body weight strength, flexibility, etc. All interconnect and to be well rounded probably means to be great at many aspects rather than just specifying in one.
PRINCIPLE #3: KNOW WHY YOU'RE DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING
You need to know what your goals are and why you're training, to determine HOW YOU TRAIN. Do you want to be strong as heck? Then you probably shouldn't be doing 100 sets each wk to max reps on your curls for the girls. Do you want to increase your 5k speed? Then you probably don't want to run 7 milers 3x a week. Do you want to lose weight? Then you probably shouldn't only power lift. Do you want to be in ultimate shape and conditioning? Then In my opinion. you probably need a good mix of everything.
Analyzing your WHY will help you determine how you're spending your time training. That coolest new trendy DVD, or workout class, or gym down the street, may not be the right fit for you.
It might be feel good....
It might be "hard"....
It might be what everyone else is doing....
But it may not be effective...for....you.
Be in tune to fine-tune your life.
It could be an absolute game-changer.
It's not about me,