grease-the-groove

  1. Questions re Weighted Dips

    Hello all, First post here. I just tested the number of body-weighted dips that I can do in a single set, and I am able to do 13. I have been doing BW dips every other day using the GTG methodology (10 sets of 5 reps, done throughout the day). From the information I've gathered (being able to...
  2. Carl

    Volume threshold - pull ups and elbows

    Hi all, My elbows start to complain if my pull-ups or chin ups exceed a certain volume threshold (generally around 30 or so in a session). I have tried various tactics, slow and steady, breaking down the reps in varied ways (ladders, gtg etc) rotations of grips etc but elbows just do not...
  3. Training for Life

    Looking for advice designing a program with incorporated GTG

    Greetings, I recently started doing training after a few years of couch potato life and am quite interested of how to incorporate GTG into training. I did a bit over three months of bodyweight training up to this point with five sessions per week (Mon Lower Body, Tue Upper Body + Core, Wed Yoga...
  4. GTG - optimal volume?

    Hi everyone, Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere but I haven't seen it. As someone who struggles to find a solid 60-90 minutes to train during the day, but who has multiple 10-20 minute slots throughout the day (irregular work hours), the "grease the groove" style of training is...
  5. Towel/Gi pull ups plateau

    Hello, I am trying to increase the number of pull ups I can do while holding onto a gi/towel. I used the grease the groove (GTG) method for about 2 months and increased the number of these pull ups I could do from 8 to 14. However, I've been stagnant for a month with no improvement. I've tried...
  6. Greasing the Groove with Simple and Sinister

    Hey StrongFirst tribe! Brand new to forums and SFG community. I bought "Simple and Sinister" last month having only done a group kettlebell class years ago -- your classic "sweat, grunt and push to failure as much as you can for 45 minutes" class. never again, right? I started S&S on the 2nd...
  7. Multiple questions about using the Grease the Groove routine for leg strength.

    So I am currently doing 5x5x225 w/ 15mins in between sets. I do this MWF and I am wondering a few things. 1. Can I do this more often? i.e. S-F(6 days a week) since the whole the goal of GTG is to increase strength by doing perfect reps at 30-60% of your 1RM. If I am not tired after could I...
  8. Benedictine Monk

    Looking for information on GTG with Captains of Crush Grippers

    I've been off training since last Wednesday to let my latest Chiro/ART/Massage appointment work its magic and give myself a bit of a rest before Daily Dose Deadlift starts tomorrow (Monday). I'll also be doing my mandatory daily TGU. While I was off I experimented with my CoC grippers and I...
  9. In my 50s: Grease the Groove (stay fresh/never fail) or single set to failure?

    Hello I am slightly confused by GtG. Does it increase muscle mass? And why can't one do more that one GtG exercise at once? I am in my 50s and giving that GtG is said to work well for older folks it does sound interesting partly because it's basically quite easy - you don't need to got...
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