Awaken Training Series 2.0 is the next step for participants who have been along for the journey of the past three months and want to continue to love your training. (If you are not in this group please start with 1.0 over here.) Functional bodybuilding can be a year-round base for training and supports health, strength, and performance. It builds transferable strength to the more dynamic movements found in other training methods and functional fitness programs. For a growing portion of the population, it serves as a way to train the way we love, functionally, while maintaining longevity and avoiding burnout. Here’s what you will see in the 2.0 program:
You’ve sweated out lots of reps and lots of sets of foundational movements, intensifying toward the end – classic periodization. Now it’s time to reset and return to the beginning principles within a new cycle. This is critical for athletic development within training to avoid over stressing your body and give it a chance to heal and adapt.
In 2.0, you’ll see different movement patterns on different days of the week and a focus on incorporating patterns that didn’t get a lot of attention in 1.0. Time to hit that Front Squat! The body part pairings will also change on several days of the week, and the conditioning pieces will have a slightly different look to them but will still be challenging and fun (it’s ok to admit it – we know you love the Assault Bike in that weird twisted way).
Instead of Clean set ups and pulling as in 1.0, in 2.0 you will find Snatch set up and pulls. We will increase the Overhead Push Press/Jerk pattern and still have some good Clean complexes to work on. As before, you’ll get a mix of complexes, pauses, and training approaches that are slightly different than simply hitting the traditional lifts. We’re all about giving you touches on traditional movement patterns (push, pull, bend, and squat) in non-traditional ways. This allows you to develop awareness, activate and awaken muscles that may have been asleep, and be beginners again.
We are doing research all the time on exciting new ways to challenge ourselves through functional bodybuilding. As we uncover new movements we incorporate them into the Awaken Training Series programs. Be on the lookout for some new moves and revisiting some of the classics from your previous ATS experience.
As with 1.0, we’ll share answers to questions with the group on the website. You will continue to get programming and videos through Fitbot, including warm ups and rest day homework and inspiration to keep you tuned in to your “why.” We are so proud of all the 1.0 participants and can’t wait to train with you for the next three months.
We will also be partnering with Dr. Teddy Willsey (@strengthcoachtherapy) to introduce new movements for activation, recovery, and injury prevention exclusively for Awaken Training Series participants. As both a Physical Therapist and strength and conditioning coach, Teddy works with athletes in a variety of different capacities, from individual rehab and conditioning to team training.
Register before 5pm Pacific on October 8 – Program starts October 9.
Price: $199 for 12 weeks of progressive programming
Most importantly, I just enjoy training again. With my injuries, it was becoming a game of work-arounds and frustration. But this program has lit my fire again and I look forward to training everyday. I also really look forward to the homework on the rest days. The holistic approach is very in line with my own personal philosophies, which is one of the reasons I decided to try the program in the first place.
I feel like the movements and workouts in the program have been well thought out and have progressively built on each other each week. The specifics of the program - the tempo, the rest periods, and the superset combinations have been fun and challenging. The ATS has uncovered a new found joy for training again. Great program, glad to be a part of it and I’m sincerely hoping for a second series.
I have really enjoyed the Awaken Training Series. I definitely feel stronger but more importantly I feel more well rounded. I don’t really ever run - 1-2 miles tops a week - and my running has always been good but uphill was a battle. Today I conquered 8 miles uphill with little problem at all.
I'm loving the program so far…After the open I was pretty beat up; elbows and shoulders were achy. Throughout Awaken I can tell my body is definitely balancing out and I'm becoming more aware of which muscle groups and working or not working.
...Most of all I have had a TON of fun doing this training which I have been missing for a while. Especially after 2 kids, turning 31 and realizing my competing against the younger guys and how much I get to compete will have to slow down, needed to find purpose for training and I realized being a good example as a father and taking care of myself because I love it is all I needed.
Feel like my legs have gotten stronger. I am able better able to hold a good position when driving out of the squat. Feel like my back and lats are engaged. My hamstrings and glutes feel like they are firing. Love how strong my shoulders are feeling. I set a goal for the year of a 200# strict press and I feel like I am going to achieve that early.