Was pondering this today - I understand that protein is required to build/repair slightly damaged muscle after the trauma of exercise. This is what makes muscles grow bigger.
If Fred is "practicing" strength skills using "Strength is a Skill That You Practice" or the Easy Strength model then...
I am going on my third year of kettlebell training. I began with S&S on a 40lb bell. I acquired the 53 and the 72, cycling through S&S. Timeless Simple was achieved. For reference: 31 year old male, 148lbs (+- 2) 5'8", Lieutenant in the US Army.
Over the past eight - nine months, I...
I’ve seen this discussed briefly in the past on dan johns forum but I haven’t seen it addressed much on this forum. I’d be interested to know from those that have used easy strength if they found it to be the easiest way to increase the squat or if it failed to work for squat strength like...
I'm curious about the comparison of recommended volume between Naked Warrior and Easy Strength. As far as I recall from the books, both programs are daily training. Easy Strength suggests a volume of about 10 reps per day. About NW, there are no specific volume guidelines as far as I...
hey, i just wanted to introduce myself, i have started S&S a couple months ago after I made my own set of homemade kettlebells (approx. 10kg, 24kg, 35kg and 40kg)
right now my sessions look like this:
shoulder dynamic stretching
goblets with 35kg 3x5
SLDL 3x2 w/ 35kg
Just curious if anyone has done the Velocity diet, and if so, what was your experience and thoughts on it? How has it benefited you after completing the 28 days?
Have been lifting weights and training for a little over a decade, and over the last year have really fallen in love with...
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...
Hello all friends in strength! Forgive if this question has been answered on this forum. I am new to forums and still figuring out how to search for answers. I have decided to undertake the Easy Strength/ 40 Day challenge. After reading the book and DJ's articles many times I still don't...
after achieving Simple standard, I follow ROP for about a year now, started with 16 kg, now trying 20 kg (my training log). I really enjoy ROP, I was looking forward to it during S&S and I like its selection of exercises - press, pull-up, swing and snatch. But because of my...
Background: Pole Vault
-Finish each set with a rep in the bank for the entire 8 week program
-Train pain free
-Alleviate Crohn's disease symptoms. The right amount of training really helps me with appetite, sleep, and mood...
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...
I was wondering how to implement loaded carries in the context of the Easy Strength Routine. Dan John says to vary the load en distance every time, but I don't think we can do this until failure 5x / week so at which intensity do you guys perform this exercise. Just start at 55% like...
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!
Wow, has anyone tried this workout from "Easy Strength"?
It is basically a Stationary Wall Handstand (for a max of a slow 10 count), 3 to five reps of a Box Pistol from a chair (each leg), and then Wall Walk down a wall.
Do a trip through the circuit, rest for 3 to five minutes (longer if you...
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...
I am training for my country's military and have about a year. I am a bit out of shape at the moment due to a back injury, so have some weight to lose also. I'm currently 6'2, 230lbs, (ideal would be 190lbs). Here is my plan:
Phase 1 - GENERAL PREP
Goals: 10 mile run in under 80...