What is Variation?
Variation is typically considered to be anything and everything that is different – a somewhat haphazard approach. Attempts at being strategic are all too often based upon a magical, misguided, myth-oriented approach designed with only the hope of "keeping the body guessing".
You do in fact need exercise variety, and the principle of Strategic Variation™ is based upon using complementary exercises to create synergistic stimulation... versus traditional variation which typically offers little more than exercise redundancy and excessive joint wear.
Reasons for Strategic Variation™
- Provide optimal stimulation via the creation of exercises that are truly complementary (i.e. complete each other) in at least one objective factor. In this way we can achieve full-spectrum stimulation, or "relatively" full-spectrum within the confines of a goal-oriented bias and/or within the restrictions imposed by an injury.
- To alter the mechanical wear within the joints... in essence "rotating your tires."
By strategically manipulating factors such as contractile range, movement pattern, or strength-resistance relationship™ we not only alter the level of difficulty, but we also orchestrate a full-spectrum challenge for the client in the most efficient manner.