David Milner - Personal Conditioning Journey + Helpful Info
( Sept 2017 - Present )
I'm David, and I'm a tricking athlete and researcher. I've always been curious about how to get better at this sport !
In my travels and experiences, I've learned from so many of the greats, but I've also had to do a lot of my own self discovery in learning my personal strengths and weaknesses, and how best to tackle my personal barriers, and overcoming challenges to be able to achieve the goals I've set for myself.
Conditioning has over my career been the weakest practice of mine. I have never been able to develop a solid foundation and stick to it long enough. I had a training partner who at the time I looked up to for strength training advice, and she was my biggest inspiration in really forming a solid basis in strength training.
I decided to dedicate my training routine to carrying on the good spirit of my training partner. For me it's about staying disciplined and continually striving towards my goals !
So here it is !
All exercises are done using Machines at GoodLife Fitness and are done generally wednesday. Adjustments may be needed in order to allow for conditioning that week, which means that some sessions are done on other days of the week.
If I'm injured and can't trick, I may condition instead, if I'm travelling, I may not be able to condition, if I'm injured and can't condition, I'll work around it as much as possible. The goal is to be as realistically consistent as possible.
Finding balance in tricking and conditioning has been the hardest part which is why I only condition once per week. I always work up to max effort / intensity when I do train, so every session counts. I'll be tricking 2-3 times per week, and conditioning once ontop of that.
The goal is to stay within 70-90% of my 1 Rep Max, and periodically attempt to PR.
I'll be posting my progress up in the form of a line graph, to show strength gain over time.
I'll be starting off with doing a minimum of 4 sets of minimum 10 reps in each exercise (20 for ab crunch).
I'll be doing 5 exercises:
- Leg Press
- Leg Extensions
- Abdominal Crunch
- Bicep Curl
- Chest Press
The goal is to train intensity !
Follow this link to see the training log which is updated on a weekly basis.
September 2017 to Present:
Follow this link to see my Athletigen Genetics Report on my natural strengths and weaknesses. I submitted for genetics testing, and there is a body of research which studies genes and their relationship to athleticism.
For progress reports, see the below links.
- Update 1 ( August 4th 2018 )
- Update 5 ( November 14th 2018 )
- Update 5.5 ( November 20th 2018 )
- Update 6 ( December 7th 2018 )
- Update 7 ( January 14th 2019 )
- Update 8 ( January 29th & February 8th 2019 )
- Update 9 ( March 3rd & 9th 2019 )