Hello StrongFirst community,
On page 109 of easy strength, the 2nd principle of “three ladders and three rungs” is discussed by Dan John. The specific example Dan used is Pavel’s ETK ROP program and mentions that 3 ladders and 3 rungs are what he found best to work the slow grinding movements...
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...
specifically dan johns definition: push, pull, hing, squat, loaded carry, everything else.
When ever I don't know what to do resently I follow these movement patterns, and try and chose intelligent varieties of each. It's been working great for me and I really enjoy my training! The template I...
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!
Interesting Dan John post this week on his blog arguing the case for simple and relatively low volume work:
"We need the increases in strength, hypertrophy and mobility that come with proper strength training. The amount needed to do this is far less than most people think.
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.
I`m currently working on getting a 200 kg. deadlift as a primary goal.
Right now i have a max DL of 165 kg, pull-up at 15, and a military press of 60 kg.
With my job in law-enforcement and martials-arts training i am able to build stength three times a week.
I have been doing...
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...