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  1. Bodyweight Will Calisthenics fix posture problems.

    I just bought Complete Calisthenics to follow, but I have some questions that aren't addressed in the book. I have pretty poor posture that I've tried working on mostly through being mindful of it, which has helped a lot though not as much as I want. Will the exercises aimed at strength and...
  2. Kettlebell Newbie starting S&S

    Hi All, I finished reading the S&S and ETK books, several other SF articles and watched YouTube videos on form etc to learn the swing and TGU. I want to start the S&S program and was wondering if I could learn from the experience of others who started training with kettlebells without a coach...
  3. Kettlebell Squat, Deadlift - Form Check

    Hi, I'm Alex, I've been practicing with kettlebells for almost a year with some months off because of a mild left shoulder injury and problems with hemmorrhoids. While on pause I did the stretches from S&S and shoulder focused excercises for recovery, I've also been to a physical therapist a...
  4. Barbell Advise for a fat middle aged guy

    Hello...just joined Strongfirst. Looking for some guidance. I am a male 54 yrs old, 6'1", 270 lbs. 38% bodyfat. Never worked out in my life. Type 2 diabetic for 20 yrs, had 2 smallest toes amputated on my right foot 2 yrs ago. My balance is still decent, thankfully. My diet and blood sugar...
  5. Kettlebell Beginner's first KB program

    Hello there My name is Mario, I'm male, 23 years old, 170 cm, 81 kg, and while I'm unsure of my body composition I can safely assume it's in the range of 20%+ body-fat. I have had no history of injury, discomfort, or other physiological complications which might be considered prohibitive of...
  6. Other/Mixed Advice For Getting My Partner Healthy

    Hi, everyone. To start, I want say again that I absolutely love this site and it’s abundance of resources. Thank you in an advance for sharing your knowledge, past, present and future. Any tips for helping my girlfriend to fall in love with training the way I have, with the goal of just...
  7. Other/Mixed Program Recommendation Needed!

    Hi everyone! This is my first post to SF and wouldn't normally start a post unless I really needed some answers. I am a junior in high school and recently started lifting (past four months) consistently in an attempt to become better at the two sports that I do. Soccer as well as track and...
  8. Bodyweight Confused.com

    Hi! I have several of Pavels books and never tried the workouts until now. I am at homeas everyone is right now and want to take my training to the next level. I want to discuss structure of my home plan. I only havebody weight available. I have looked at naked warrior and understand the...
  9. mjikia

    Barbell How would you evaluate this advice on barbell strength training

    I'm a complete novice, so I don't know what I don't know. I don't have a personal trainer, but I looked around the gym, found the guy working the biggest weights and asked for advice on how to do stuff, and he really went out of his way to help me out, even coached me on how to do the exercises...
  10. Bodyweight How to start with Calisthenics ?

    Hi Guys, just a few weeks ago I started to really commit to wanting to learn everything I needed to learn to start and ultimately master Calisthenics. The first book I´ve read was Convict Conditioning and I overall really like the philosophy of it. But I didn´t feel like that it really gave me...
  11. damogari

    Bodyweight Bodyweight program on vacations

    I am working out with barbell and kettlebells for some time and consider myself intermediate lifter, but I am going on longer vacations in April and will be 4 weeks away from weights. I am looking for some programming/exercise selection tips to work out on the road. I am heav-ish male (~98kg...
  12. Bodyweight Base Strength for Calisthenics

    Hi All, I am new to the forum so apologies if something similar has been posted before (I have looked but cant find a thread that answers my questions). Can someone advise me on a simple bodyweight routine focusing on upper body (I do a lot of running and cycling so wont be neglecting legs)...
  13. Kettlebell Condensing the ETK program minimum

    I have started the Program Minimum from Enter the Kettlebell a few weeks ago. Since then, job priorities have gotten in the way of some my practice days. Is it advisable to condense the program minimum workouts into one day if I miss a practice? For example, if My usual schedule is: Mon, swings...
  14. Couch to SFG via S&S

    Backgrounder: 51 y/o Former military IT professional Diabetes (under diet control (Keto and IF) Was 320 lbs Dec 2017 Now 255 as of this AM Bad shoulder (surgery suggested), neck (same), knees, ankles Other issues I'd rather not say Program chosen: Simple and sinister + steel Mace + later...
  15. Kettlebell Supplementary Work for S&S

    Hi StrongFirst Forum, First time poster here and recent Kettlebell acolyte. I got my first 16kg bell yesterday and am excited to begin training. I read through S&S and understand that it should be done daily, when possible and when no other strength training is taking place. However, would...
  16. Barbell Beginner lifting program with tension skills

    I am a complete beginner to lifting and strength training. I can do the following for 5 reps @ 63 kg bodyweight(bw): Deadlift--40 kg Bench press-- 20 kg Squat-- 30 kg My long term and primary goal is to get strong. My short term goal is to have the following numbers: Deadlift--2*bw Bench...
  17. Piotr

    Kettlebell Swing technique check (movie)

    I am a beginner starting S&S program. Please verify my swing technique. The move feels quite natural to me. Am I doing it right? Here is Youtube Video:
  18. Joshua Peping

    Kettlebell From 5 to 10 sets

    I am new to the S&S program and have read the book and am a week into the program. I am completely out of shape and haven't worked out regularly in a number of years. The last time I consistently worked out I was following the Enter the Kettlebell program. I am currently using a 25lb bell for...
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