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Other/Mixed EASY MUSCLE (Geoff Neupert)

Other strength modalities (e.g., Clubs), mixed strength modalities (e.g., combined kettlebell and barbell), other goals (flexibility)

Scrumdog

Level 2 Valued Member
Anyone successfully complete Schedule B yet? Scoured Reddit and SF and it seems there aren’t any results/reviews yet. I know it was only released recently. Maybe not even 8 weeks ago. But… anyone?

I'm 2 sessions away from finishing schedule A and started pretty near release. Give it a couple weeks and I reckon we'll have a glut of result/review posts!
 

Kendosperling

Level 5 Valued Member
I just finished Plan B and can share my experiences.

I used
  • 2x20kg C&P
  • 2x24kg Squat
  • Chinups (rings)
  • Dips
The reps from first workout vs. the last is as follows

C&P1442
Squat2849
Chinups/Dips3050

The last session where also maxes for the whole cycle.
As per mirror i got more muscle and stripped off some fat with my weight going from 64kg to 66kg. I was not too strict with my diet but ate mostly clean, like a grown up ;)
I followed the plan as good as possible and limited other training to a minimum. There where two additional sessions of other training that compromised my regeneration a little but with easy weekends this was no real problem.
Over the 8 weeks the sessions got harder but i finished strong and think the intensity was quite right. With the invested time and effort i think this is a great bang for your buck.
I am quite sure i improved in all lifts but need to wait for tomorrow and some tests.
 

Bkb

Level 2 Valued Member
I just finished Plan B and can share my experiences.

I used
  • 2x20kg C&P
  • 2x24kg Squat
  • Chinups (rings)
  • Dips
The reps from first workout vs. the last is as follows

C&P1442
Squat2849
Chinups/Dips3050

The last session where also maxes for the whole cycle.
As per mirror i got more muscle and stripped off some fat with my weight going from 64kg to 66kg. I was not too strict with my diet but ate mostly clean, like a grown up ;)
I followed the plan as good as possible and limited other training to a minimum. There where two additional sessions of other training that compromised my regeneration a little but with easy weekends this was no real problem.
Over the 8 weeks the sessions got harder but i finished strong and think the intensity was quite right. With the invested time and effort i think this is a great bang for your buck.
I am quite sure i improved in all lifts but need to wait for tomorrow and some tests.
Way to go! Are you going to run it again?
 

J Cox

Level 5 Valued Member
@Geoff Neupert I wrapped up a month-long cancer charity mountain bike fundraiser (pretty much hit the trails 25 days out of 30), and started this program yesterday with Schedule A. I added the front squats to it and forgot how much I enjoy them. Thanks for this program because it feels like the appropriate method to continue what I've accomplished over the past summer. And I'll say it again: Front squats!!! They have to be my favorite lower body exercise beyond the barbell deadlift.
 

TedDK

Level 4 Valued Member
I havent read all this thread. But i have read somewhere that the program can be used with BW exercises.
IS there exercise selection for this or how does this work?
 

Bkb

Level 2 Valued Member
I havent read all this thread. But i have read somewhere that the program can be used with BW exercises.
IS there exercise selection for this or how does this work?
Find your rep max. Multiply it by .4, .5, and .6. Use the sums as your rep counts instead of the 4,5 and 6 suggested.
 

TedDK

Level 4 Valued Member
Find your rep max. Multiply it by .4, .5, and .6. Use the sums as your rep counts instead of the 4,5 and 6 suggested.
I havent the book yet. So i dont realy know what you are refering to here.
My question was just if it was possible to do with BW and if there where suggestions in the book.
 

Dimitri87

Level 3 Valued Member
I havent the book yet. So i dont realy know what you are refering to here.
My question was just if it was possible to do with BW and if there where suggestions in the book.
It contains 3 schedules. 1 is Kettlebell only. The other 2 contain 2 different training days. The first day in both contains Kettlebell exercieses. The 2nd is BW only. The BW exercises are given in the program.
 

Bkb

Level 2 Valued Member
I havent the book yet. So i dont realy know what you are refering to here.
My question was just if it was possible to do with BW and if there where suggestions in the book.
Yes you can but some free weights and a chin up bar would be necessary to get the most out of it.

Technically there are bodyweight only versions of all the exercises used…I.e hand stand press, push ups, bw squats or jump squats.
 

Cochran

Level 2 Valued Member
Forgive me if this has already been asked, but when the program says to use my 10RM, is that pertaining to the clean AND press, or just the press?
 

paulecoz

First Post
I'll be completing Sched B this Friday...I'll post results when done. I'm prepping for round 2. This is one of my favorite programs, hits all the exercises I was looking for.

What's my best bet for re-testing RMs? Wait until Monday(or longer) find new RMs and then go right back into another 8 weeks with heavier weights?
 

Bkb

Level 2 Valued Member
I'll be completing Sched B this Friday...I'll post results when done. I'm prepping for round 2. This is one of my favorite programs, hits all the exercises I was looking for.

What's my best bet for re-testing RMs? Wait until Monday(or longer) find new RMs and then go right back into another 8 weeks with heavier weights?
Looking forward to it!
 

Geoff Neupert

Level 7 Valued Member
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I'll be completing Sched B this Friday...I'll post results when done. I'm prepping for round 2. This is one of my favorite programs, hits all the exercises I was looking for.

What's my best bet for re-testing RMs? Wait until Monday(or longer) find new RMs and then go right back into another 8 weeks with heavier weights?
@paulecoz,

Looking forward to your results.

Just re-test on Monday, then you can run it again using heavier weights. If we were peaking you for a PL meet, that'd be a different story.

Hope this helps.
 

MarkSch

Level 6 Valued Member
What's the recommendation for having to pause, then resume, Easy Muscle?
I've had to stop Easy Muscle, Phase 2, on week 2, third day. This is doctor's orders, due to draining a epidermoid cyst on my back.
In total, I've missed three sessions so far.

I'm itching to get back.
Should I start over with Week 1, phase 2?
Pick up where I left off, in the days and rep scheme?
Something else?

Suggestions welcome! I should also add I am loving Easy Muscle. The subtle differences between it and (previous) The Giant are interesting and seem to work better for me, or perhaps I am just a bit stronger now.
 
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