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  1. Bodyweight Adding Simple and Sinister to Naked Warrior

    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...
  2. Bodyweight MUSCLE MASS Without A Gym

    This is posted with my permission. I have edited it. Steve Freides, Forum Admin ----------------------- Dear Strong First Community, I’d like to ask for your review of my free book – MUSCLE MASS Without A Gym FREE on Kindle for 5 days. Multiple sets of reps is too vague for me with my...
  3. Todd Friedrich

    Bodyweight DD Neuro-Grips

    Hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone has experimented with DD Neuro-Grips for pushups. I'm currently doing Simple & Sinister, but was looking to add some pushup training as well. Looking for some feedback about them. Thanks
  4. Bodyweight Hypertrophy with calisthenics protocol

    How could I use the Strongfirst's principles for increasing muscle mass with bodyweight exercises only? Does it make sense to use the rules of the PTTP Russian Bear protocol: sets of 5-10 push ups with shorter - 1 min~ breaks for a higher volume? Or should I turn towards something like Prof...
  5. Bodyweight One day bodyweight course expectations

    Hey guys, I'm looking at taking the October bodyweight 1-day course in Exeter, NH. Should I look into getting the Naked Warrior or any other resources to prep for the workshop? I'm not really sure how the schedule of the workshop itself breaks down and would like to get as much from the...
  6. Carl

    Bodyweight L Sit Experiences

    Hi all, I have built up to a fairly stable L Sit hold position from parallel bars. However my legs are an inch or so from the point of being parallel to the ground. I seem to be stuck here a little. I'm assuming it's a strength, or technique, issue rather than flexibility as I have a decent...
  7. Carl

    Bodyweight How Much Variability is Enough?

    Hi all, My current goals are pretty tightly focused on some bodyweight goals revolving around basics (chins, dips and hover lunges). In terms of programming, I am wondering if just varying grip, volume, effort (same but different) is enough variability over the course of the training year or...
  8. Recommendations/Reviews/FS/WTB Steve Maxwell's Garage Gorilla Metabolic Conditioning

    Hi guys, Does anyone have experience with this routine that Steve has on his site? I'm interested in it due to the minimalist styling, but was hoping to get a review from someone who had tried it directly. I'm also interested in thoughts on any of Steve's other digital downloads. Thanks!
  9. coachnathanwhite

    Kettlebell Coaching to Elevate Others

    Coaches - Your #1 goal personally and professionally should be to elevate others. How many opportunities day to day do you have to practice this? Do you know someone who achieved something big for them? This achievement may be below your skill level, but it's not about you it's about them...
  10. Oscar

    Kettlebell S&S bodyweight alternatives for travelling

    Hi everybody, I have recently started S&S and I'm doing great, really happy with the routine. Working with 16 kg bell at the moment. The thing is that I travel a lot and work as a ship surveyor, so sometimes I end up in a remote location for a week without access to kettlebells. I don't think it...
  11. Stoney

    Bodyweight My First Program Any Advice Welcome

    Hi Everyone, Let me first say how happy I am to have found this source of knowledge and this community. Here is a little information about me and my current situation. Age 35 Weight 186 Height: 5'11" Very little muscle mass Bad Mobility and Flexibility (I'm stiff and move like an old ^*#%) I...
  12. Bodyweight bodyweight my basic program any pointers?

    Hi, I am an ex competitive swimmer and i found when i was doing bodyweight i had some really good results so im getting back into things so i designed my program with some room for adjustment on my goals its more of a spinning the wheels program where i can change a bit for a goal im wanting to...
  13. Bodyweight What did Pavel say...?

    Which should be done first OAPU or PISTOL? Its stupid but I remember reading something from Pavel about how its better for overall health (he had some good reasons) if you do one of these before the other. which should be done first? thanks guys
  14. mikhael

    Bodyweight Even Easier Strength and Bodyweight exercise?

    Ok, so here is the program: Even Easier Strength and here is my question: What bodyweight exercise should I choose for this program?
  15. Miguel

    Other/Mixed Low Back Pain Help, Please and Thank you

    Greetings StrongFirst, I wanted to know if anyone out there, (mostly aimed at SFG I&II, SFB, and any therapists or doctors) has had any success with reducing/eliminating low back pain by either body weight or KB exercises. Background: A friend of mine asked me to train with her, but certain...
  16. Bodyweight Help with fighter program

    Hey guys. I'm currently doing the fighter pull up program and find I'm burning out. I am able to do 8-10 body weight pull ups so I started on the 6 cycle. I'm currently on the 8 cycle and can't hit the numbers. I should note that I'm doing a five day per week oly lifting program with a lot of...
  17. Kettlebell Kettlebell military press and dips

    I love to do weighted dips, I feel that nothing works better on my chest and they were a major part of my training program. but I would now like to improve my one hand kettelbell press. how could I combine these two movements in one program (in military press i want to increas my 1 RM and in...
  18. Michael R Whitenton

    Kettlebell Pistol or Double Kettlebell Front Squat for Easy Strength?

    I'm going to be starting my first Easy Strength cycle tomorrow and am not sure on which squat to include: pistol or double kb front squat. My pistols are a bit rusty (bodyweight only at this point) and my starting weight for the double kb front squat would be a pair of 53#s, which are...
  19. Bodyweight Is there an alternative to the gymnastic planche?

    My >70 yo body does not cheerfully accommodate itself to gymnastic planche progressions. Is there an alternative exercise that would compliment the front lever progressions?
  20. bill calhoun

    Barbell The Naked Warrior + Barbell Training (5x5x5 or 3x5)

    I'm getting ready to start Pavel's audacious and awesome (yep, I'm dead serious...the guy's programs are epic). I also just started Deadlifts (I stopped benches & dips as Pavel recommends we do not do those in conjunction with 1-arms), and his pull-up program. My question: 1. Should I do the...
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