I agree, but...his posts are excellent and filled with knowledge!
The articles put out by StrongFirst (rightly, in my opinion) explain and promote the StrongFirst system. Consistency in the approach, method, and resources is important for any "school of strength." Kenny's approach and knowledge is much more broad and varied. Not saying it's conflicting or contradictory or anything else negative, just that it's generally not very aligned with the StrongFirst method. My observation...
So I will 'keep on keeping on' (as Dan John says) with Easy Strength. For me, this program does render all other strength programs obsolete.Why choose Difficult, when you can do Easy?
Looking back on my notes from week 3, I originally planned to do a few cycles of Wendlers 5/3/1 after Easy Strength. But this made no sense- why would I want to do things the hard way?
Dan John himself has recommended going on a cycle of Wendler's 5/3/1 after completing ES. I have done just that and liked it, but it is more time-intensive than ES. Because of that I opted for cycles of "Dry Fighting Weight" as one of the alternatives between cycles of ES.
Another thing many have in common is the use of partial ROM movements, isometric or static holds, virtually everything done with feet on the ground or one knee down.When I think about the daily training programming of Easy Strength- my thoughts turn to some of the strongest and best conditioned guys I meet. I am referring to some of the guys I know who work in forestry and fencing jobs (this would apply to many other physical professions as well!). They engage in daily, sub maximal lifting. Their strength training varies through the loaded carries, low rep heavy lifting, explosive movements and constant aerobic activity- rarely going into the Crossfit 'MetCon' zone. Zero 'gym' time, and yet their strength and conditioning is outstanding. My job does not provide this sort of training so 'Easy Strength' programming is the next best thing. Funny thing- all the aforementioned lads never seem to get 'weaker' despite 'lifting' the same weights year in and year out.....I loved reading 'Rock Iron Steel', there were many fantastic tales of some seriously tough hombres- all who worked at heavy lifting activities on a daily basis. Great stuff.