Q: What are the levels Recruit, Established, and Competitor?

f you are brand new you will realize the workouts are given at three levels; recruit, established and competitor. Below, you will be able to see where you fit in. You are only in a category if you can achieve EVERY element in said category. If you are strong as a competitor, but your conditioning is recruit are not at the competitor level. If you are below recruit, you will find our workouts very challenging, but not impossible. 


Q: What is “block programming”?

A: Block programming is how we organize our training days, week, months.

Pertaining to day to day programming, 1 block = 10 minutes. We program 5 training blocks per day, which equals 50 minutes, with a 6th "ghost" block. You will notice on the programming components with "Block 1" or "Blocks 3 and 4"

This video will help explain it a little more: 

Q: Who does the programming?

A: Jerred Moon is your personal programmer for all your workouts. He was the former Physical Training Leader and Fitness Program Manger within U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, and before that he was the Director of Physical Training for military programs at Texas Tech University. He has over a decade of programming experience at all levels. And guess what...?

He's a Garage Gym Athlete!!


Q: What is the basis for Garage Gym Athlete Programming?

Here at Garage Gym Athlete, we don’t believe in leaving training to personal intuition, gut feelings, hairs on the back of your neck, little devils or angels sitting on your shoulders.

No, we believe in the numbers, we believe in the science and we believe in results. Proven methods and grunt work over experimentation. If we have you doing it, it’s been designed and tested; whether our own creations or modifications of proven methodology.

We were born and bred some of the texts below:

  • Science and Practice of Strength Training by V.M. Zatsiorsky
  • Starzynaki, T.; Sozanski, H. Explosive Power and Jumping Ability for all Sports. 1982.
  • The Westside Barbell Book of Methods by Louie Simmons
  • Bomph, Todor. Theory and Methodology of Training. 1999.
  • Komi, P. V. Strength and Power in Sports.1996.
  • Kurz, Tomas. Science of Sports Training. 2001.
  • Siff, Mel. Supertraining 2004.
  • The Max Effort Method by Jim Wendler
  • Viru, Atko. Adaption in Sports Training. 1995.
  • 531 by Jim Wendler
  • Yessis, M.; Taubo, R. Secrets of Soviet Sports Fitness and Training. 1987.
  • Zawieja, Martin. Periodization of Training for a Methodical Development of
  • Performance in Olympic Lifting-Bundesleague. 1988.

We learn and we adapt. If something isn’t working, we change it. If we find a new way, we create it. If someone else is doing something great, we analyze it.