Been training for sinister over the last 2 years now. Due to vacations and travel for work I feel like i have had to take many step backs during my training. I feel like I am currently close but so far away still. My schedule should allow some consistent training over the next 2 months so really...
Introduction to Kettlebells and StrongFirst -- Progression/Appreciation Post
How did I start?
I was whinging to my movement therapist about my crowded gym. He recommended kettlebells and the book Simple and Sinister (thanks Andrew). I read the book. And very quickly bought a set of kettlebells...
First off, a big word of thanks to all of you who participate here. I've come here often for inspiration and instruction and consider this community to be a big part of any strength gains I've made over the past few years. (Even though I don't post much).
The other day I was...
Hi all, I have been following string first for about 2 years now and love it, I have done the built strong minimalist, strength endurance, and S&S protocols. I have recently decided to do a sprint triathlon and wanted to use kettle bells and string first methodology for my strength training...
After a session and great advice from the great @Mark Limbaga my swing has improved immensely in less than a week(according to him).
Still a long way to go and always looking for feedback.
Before- knees snapping not "standing tall' at top of swing.
After- trying to push ground away and stand...
Would love a form check on my get ups and two handed swing. Making my way to Simple grade from Simple and Sinister.
At 24kg swings and 16/20kg get ups.
I've been dealing with irritated knees and lower back. Not sure if my form is to blame or from other areas of...
I’ve been doing simple and sinister off and on for 5 years - consistency in periods then allowed myself to be weak.
Have hit 32kg for all swings and started into 40kg.
TGU hit 24kg moving into 32kg. Over a year ago.
Reset to 24kg now 24/32/32/32/24kg for swings and 16kg, now 16/24/24/24/16...
I'm currently following S&S to the letter working on Timeless Simple. A thought occurred to me and I was curious to hear reflections from the community.
Why not do the TGUs Grease the Groove style if one has the time?
E.g. in S&S going from 24kg to 32 kg requires 4 weeks per every 2...
Coming to the end of @Geoff Neupert "The Wolf" with his "bolt-on's." Also coming out of a long shoulder injury, so I started light with 16kg and was able to introduce a couple sets of 20kg bells at the end. I was searching for something that would be just as challenging, without tanking myself...
According to the interview Pavel had with Tim Ferriss and Joe Ragon, the most effective way to train strength and hypertrophy is less than 5 reps, long rest period and do many sets. (correct me wrong)
But the simple & sinister practice suggest for 10 reps.
Does that sound contraction or...
I'm new to the forum but have been reading StrongLifts articles for some time and recently purchased the "Kettlebell StrongFirst" course. I have an hour in the morning to train each day, and plan to do 5 days of Simple and Sinister and 2 days of A+A each week. However, both of these...
Simple and Sinister to Timed Simple Standard
What I've been Up To and the Reason for a New Log
Just got done Phase 1 of Al and Danny Kavadlos 'Get Strong' Program. I wanted to do Phase 1 to give myself a break from the bells and to really determine where I...
It seems abduction in the lockout in the kettlebell swings has just become a vital cue.
After getting to Timeless Simple, I have begun to work in the Bulldog. All the while, The Finish of the kettlebell swing never seemed to be as snappy as it might should be.
I met with an SFGII and one cue...
Has anyone done this but with a 4 day split rather than the 5 day split?
Combined with the standard S&S warm up and Swings?
I'm currently running S&S MON, WED, FRI, and SAT as a light day or test day...
I've just bought the online Simple & Sinister course and want to take it seriously. I also want to be minimalistic here so I don't want to pursue multiple programs at once.
Has anyone been pursuing this S&S program ONLY and what benefits do you notice after 1 month, 3 months, or 12 months?
Awhile ago I posted about my first kettlebell injury from doing one arm swings doing “Simple & Sinister” with a 16 kg kettlebell. I took a month long break after feeling the sensation of pulling a muscle in the lower left of my back. I have done Pavel’s RKC program minimum...
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I hope all is well! Little background, I'm 6'4, 240 lbs, 32 years of experience in life. I've had two back surgeries in the last 18 months. First back surgery was in April 2021, Right side L4/L5/S1 discectomy. My 2nd back surgery was in Jan 2022, Left side L4/L5/S1 discectomy. I feel...
I do 5-6 days kettlebell swing+getup (simple & sinister) every week.
On the other hand, during my daily work behind desk, i take 5-min breaks every 30 mins which i use to do some other form of exercises like: chin-up, dip, pushup and etc. basically i have about 40-50 mins of exercises in...