that would you say that, you know, what comes to mind is 12 weeks. It feels like 12 weeks as a nice block of time for someone to try something in terms of to try something new and see how they adapt adapt. And then maybe switch to something new. I realized that it's very hard to throw a kind of pan. Time frame around something but in terms of someone wanted to experiment with heat adaptation or experiment with cold adaptation or change up their training regimen or diet and look at metabolic Efficiency. Do you think 12 weeks is a good period of time to really give something a thorough, go and get and gain an understanding of how well or how poorly something works for oneself? Or would you say Eight is Enough for three?
I mean, that's that's the how long is a piece of string? Kind of response, right? I mean, If we're just talking arbitrary, no recreational experimenting. Yeah, three months, exposure, 12-week, training, strategy. Try 12-week. Intervention is more than adequate to say for 99% of things that change within the body that physiologically adapt to a training stimulus or an overload stimulus. You're going to start to see either regression or progression, you know beneficial or detrimental effects within three months. Absolutely. I would say. So now listen what I say that in as much as we do, Training blocks here, that are three weeks long, right? And I, well, that's
because of this constraint that sometimes people suddenly have to, they get the call to fight.
Correct? Yeah, so it's like super condensed and you know, in that in that scenario, we're always conscious of is a body of is their body or this individual. Do they have the ability to tolerate that super overload that like super condensed exposure? Now we might be doing that purposefully, we might be trying to do an overreaching strategy. We're really trying to damage or Flex up. Then and I don't mean like negatively damage, but like, we're trying to damage tissue to really get an Adaptive response versus, you know, more drawn out, 12-week strategy, which is more coherent, more planned out, more structured in nature. But yeah, for all your listeners. I would say if 12 weeks to engage in a process of, you know, trying to change and adapt your body or expose yourself to something is more than sufficient to see if it's going to be the right approach for you. And I think, you know that the Hue, the individual interpretation is always has to be considered and I think that's where it comes back to be a thinking man's athlete or be a thinking man's trainer. Like, someone just going through exercise. Do you have to cognate consciously, understand where your body's at any moment in time, you know, you've got to be real with yourself. You can create a journal, create a log of your training, create a log of your feelings is subjective. Feedback of, you know, how you felt your mood, you sleep, your athletes do that. Yeah. Yeah. We We try to promote that because again, that's part of this this process, you know, maybe 12 weeks for you, but I might get the same responses in 8 weeks, you know, and I think that's that's that's it. Another critical theme Here is that, you know, we could put 15 guys on the mat and give them the same workout and there's going to be 15 different responses to that same workout because the human organism is so complex. And in nature that it's going to adapt. Differently, you know, some people will tolerate it. Some people are going to be challenged by it. Some people have got a metabolic makeup, that's going to promote it. Some people are metal metabolically challenged by it. You know, there's, there's just so many different things that we have to consider and that's what we try to do here. It's the cross we bear is that we try to understand on an individual level, how to optimize athletic performance. I think
it's terrific and I the other athletes here are so fortunate to have this and most people out there, you know, I've certainly been trying to encourage people to learn some Since a mechanism and become scientists are their own Pursuits, whether or not skill learning or athletic Pursuit Etc,
Effects of a New Training Regimen Are Typically Noticeable Within 12 Weeks
Dr. Duncan French: How to Exercise for Strength Gains & Hormone Optimization | Episode 45