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I think it's important to discuss the starting point for everyone.Hello,
For a while, I ran only S&S. Below is what I noticed, back then:
- It allowed me to run a 5k fairly easily without previous training (probably bad form, etc...)
- It permitted me to ruck effortlessly in the woods / moutains
- It transfered to 2x bdw DL
- It gave a drastic improvement in conditioning for everything "everyday life related" (chopping wood, lifting weird stuff, heavy DIY...)
That's not that bad for a two moves only routine. However, it can not replace a specific training. For instance, it will never allow you to do 30 pull ups (neither maintain this ability), or doing a pistol squat "from scratch", or can not replace a proper running training if you want to go longer than 10k. Funny enough, it seems "enough" to maintain or even increase rucking ability.
For me for example, I have started S&S being able to run 5k, having 2x body weight deadlift and 12+ strict pull-ups.
I give 100% that I have got there by doing something else by the way.
I wounder, what should I expect from S&S in this case...