Just a heads up: Strength and Physique Volume One is now available as an Ebook.
So any day now I’m going to be a dad. It’s been one long waiting game for the past week, and I have no idea how much longer it’s going to take. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my life, that of fatherhood and being a family man. I’ve resolved myself to the fact that everything I do and plan from here on out will revolve around my child.
To say that raising a child will dominate your life is an understatement. When a coworker of mine found out my wife were having our first child, he said to me, “You can forget about working out ever again.”
I don’t plan to withdraw completely from my interests and hobbies, but I do plan to pull back a bit. In my bodybuilding book Neo-Classical Bodybuilding there is a training strategy called “body part specialization.”
Body part specialization is a strategy where you devote most of your training to one or two muscle groups and put the training of all other muscle groups on maintenance mode. Your body has limited recuperative abilities, so body part specialization allows you to focus your energies on developing a muscle group lagging in size or strength without losing size or strength on other muscle groups.
Specialization is something you can apply to your life outside the gym as well. For me the next 3 months it’s about all the baby. Baby Specialization! Everything else (training, blogging, writing) is on maintenance mode.