I have been reading recently about Herschel Walker and the Great Gama’s training styles. Both involve very high volumes of bodyweight training exercises (obviously a bit extreme but the principles can still be applied). I am gonna give this a go and focus on push up variations, squat/lunge...
hey all so in a few weeks I will be off to Newfoundland, for a 6week camping trip. it will be a great couple of weeks filled with hiking and grilling. heres the thing I want to keep up some basic level of strength training during this time. I'll have gymnastics rings with me and some heavy duty...
I am Adam, greetings form Poland :) I am 23, 173 cm and 78 kg. I've been training regulary since 2010, when I took up kickboxing. Since then I haven't had any breaks from sport other than caused by health issues. In 2012/2013 I got interested myself into bodywheight training and started...
Happy Friday everyone!
I have a recurring issue with my one arm push-up, that I wanted to share with you in hopes of some feedback. I have had biceps tendonitis off and on for years, to varying degrees. Oddly enough, I tend to do fine with overhead movements for the most part, but something...
My goal is to complete the S&S workout plan up to the 48kg Beast. I don’t have a timeline because I want to do this right. I also don’t want to sideline myself with an injury. I’m 32 years old. 160lbs. At 5’ 7”. My purpose for this training log is to get feedback from this...
Hello, StrongFirst Community!
I am a currently uninjured male. I have been injured before (Achilles), but I am cleared for full physical activity (and even if I wasn't [something about contraindication])
I am currently a seventeen-year-old male who stands 5' 9.5" inches tall and weighs 145...
What do you prefer to do between sets?
Passive or Active Rest ?
Passive : Do nothing, seat etc
Active : Walking, Stretching etc
During passive rest I lose my energy to training faster than in active.
What is the best option in your opinion ?
Can you explain why ?
What is your experience ?
Hello Community :)
I want to share with you my three simple ways to stay fresh for longer during Strength Training :)
1. Rolling/Massage Muscles between sets
2. Drink Water between sets
3. Ensure fresh air in the place where you practice
What you think about it ? Write below :)
Hello do you know What is the time range of hold isometric position for best gains in strength ?
What I mean ?
For example the best range of reps for:
Strength 1-5 reps
Muscle Growth (hypertrophy stimulus) 8-12 reps
But how it works on static position ?
I read that isometric exercises are good...
Whether a 50% of the maximum number of repeating is a 50% of maximum effort ?
It is about "GTG" method
I'm confused about something.
I tested my max in One arm push ups (legs together)
I got 4 reps in good form so I decided to do everyday a few sets of 2 reps (50% of max reps)...
So has anyone tried/gotten/purchased @Karen Smith’s new program Refine? if so what do you think? Is it a specific plan with reps, sets, weekly breakdown or is it giving you tools to create your own focused approach to bodyweight/kettlebell exercises?
I'm trying to construct an Easy Strength workout for myself and would like a little input.
Basically, five days a week, per Easy Strength 40 day workout:
10 reps for
Cardio Squat (alternating Pistols)
(all done bodyweight)
50 reps for
Kettlebell swing w/ 24kg...
Hello I got a TRX not too long ago.
So far I have been loving what it's doing for my rows, pistols, and support work (like with parallel bars). Rows on the TRX are a whole separate ballpark than Australian pull ups from a bar, and way easier on my forearms/wrists. I'm really looking forward to...
This is absolute gold from Dan John. He could sell this at a premium but has linked to it free in latest post.
A complete set of PowerPoint slides on Easy Strength principles and applications. Enjoy!
I often see forum post w/questions on programming, so I thought I would shed a little light on our methods.
STRONGFIRST is a school of strength.
We are a principle based system.
Our principles are the same across all modalities (SFG/SFB/SFL)
If your goal is to get STRONG..... using our...
Hello All I'm a 6'1 Male, 154lbs.
My current goals are to get into great (flexible strength and endurance) shape for Tai Chi Chuan, get really good at pistols, and build up my muscles/joints through high rep pushups.
I move pretty well (can wall walk, bridge, pistols) but have not had a FMS...
Hi all, I found your excellent forum after reading some advice on various subreddits. I want to ask for some advice, but first some background. Sorry for the long thread, but I think some details will help you understand the context for my questions.
- My main sport is association...
Basically the program is as the title states.
I am 6'1, 154 pound male. Body fat about 12% (could be wrong, that's what it looks like compared to pictures though)
No injuries, although elbow and patella tendon occasionally give me trouble if I overdo it. I move pretty well, can wall walk...
Hello, just to answer the basic questions first:
relevant demographics: I'm 23, Male, 6'1, 155, and pretty low body fat (I'd say 12% based on eyeballing it)
- injury history: no injury history that I can think of, except that i sometimes experience joint pain in my elbow or knee, but only if...