You see a "work-out" can be anything - mowing your lawn, playing basketball, etc - it's physical activity in its simplest form, but training, training is much much different - it encompasses a specific set of tasks that you are trying to accomplish by using a specific set of protocols, in our case they are called movements.
We are going to utilize these movements to elicit the response we want to get. Get faster, stronger, bigger etc. All training comes down to is stimuli and adaptation. If we repeatedly expose the body to stimuli, it adapts and changes. Does this need to be super complicated? No. Do you need to become a neurotic weirdo in the process? Hopefully not.
Take a walk into any gym in the country and it will become painfully obvious that most have no clue what they are doing. This is disheartening because it leads to lack of results, a loss of motivation, and eventually these people leave the gym for good. Not good. This series is going to break down the planning and prep work that I use myself and that I use with all of our clients. Check back for Part 2 where I will show you the step by step process of what we call "programming."