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  1. Adam R Mundorf

    Other/Mixed Training Progression -- BW -> Weighted BW -> Free Weights

    Hello Everybody, It seems to make allot of sense to me that one should master their body weight before moving on to using weights. For example, if you can't do a basic body weight squat for reps, you have no business loading the movement with weight. It seems calisthenics teaches very special...
  2. Adam R Mundorf

    Adam R Mundorf -- Training Log

    Age : 26 Background : I've been using kettlebells for about seven years. I've never made allot of progress because I've programmed hopped too many times to count. But I've never been completely inactive. That's allowed me to actually sustain an okay level of strength. I've always enjoyed the...
  3. Bodyweight I want to make a new training program.

    Edit title: skeptical about training program Hi, First of, i'd like to apologize for creating thread after thread. I feel like i have no clue what i'm doing but that might just be because of my anxiety and lack of self confidence. I'd love to have 5-6day/week calisthenics training program...
  4. Mateusz Calisthenics

    Other/Mixed Whether a 50% reps is a 50% of effort ? "GTG"

    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. For example: 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)...
  5. Potatoes, Not Prozac

    Hello Everyone. I am currently switching to this "diet" (eating style I suppose) to help with mood stabilization, per the recommendation of my support group. I think this diet is often used for addiction but that is not what I'm using it for. I rarely drink so that won't interfere with the diet...
  6. 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...
  7. Carl

    Bodyweight When to end a set?

    Hi all, I'm interested in hearing thoughts and experiences of stopping most sets based on when speed starts slowing down. Is this as hard as StrongFirst recommends pushing a set outside of record attempts? My focus is higher rep bodyweight basics (chins, dips, skater squats). I come from...
  8. Carl

    Bodyweight Dan John on Pull Ups

    As with most anything Dan John I thought this: Pull Ups was an outstanding read. I'm more of a rep with bodyweight rather than add weight to my pull ups guy. However, the line on "if all you did was pull ups and swings or goblet squats you would be doing pretty well" had me nodding. Imagine...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Yaroslav

    Kettlebell Hybrid template based on principles of "Calisthenics for iron domination"

    Comrades, would you kindly share your thoughts about the following training template. I really like the idea of mixing training modalities and implements, especially calisthenics and kettlebells. Even more I like it after reading "Calisthenics for iron domination" by Aleks Salkin. So, below...
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