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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
I bought this yesterday and I'm looking to forward to starting either A or B.

All 3 plans are definitely the same flavour as DFW or the Giant.

The upper body pairing in B is just about the only other thing I've done before with a similar bang for your buck as the Giant so in combination this should be very effective and fun.
 

Troglodyte

Level 6 Valued Member
On March 27th I was 213. I used Geoff's programs, DFW to start, then Strong, and now just finished up Giant 3.0. Have I always stuck to the full program? Nope, and you'll see that if you do the math. I jumped from Strong to The Giant as I wanted more volume but not with the heavier weight. I've been following his nutrition recommendations which I think are an essential part.

I'm at 195 this morning and my shoulders, tris, bis and lats are denser. His programs simply work if you follow them as laid out. Do not add anything to them unless expressly written. Bosu ball slackline push-ups or underwater handstands are out so don't even ask!

Things I would do differently: Starting Monday August 8, I'll add in walking everyday. I've gotten away from it as the summers here in Virginia are craptastically humid. I like 40 degrees and raining when I walk. Walking is the missing link for me. That's really the only thing I would plug in that I haven't done in a month or so.

If you're on the fence about Easy Muscle, don't be. It'll be awesome and give fantastic results just like all his other programs.
 

3letterslong

Level 5 Valued Member
okay, change of plans. I just did day 2 and it's pretty apparent my body doesn't remember how to do dumbell cleans (it's been about a decade), so instead of risking an injury I'm going to do some PTTP-style DB cleans for the next month and then launch the program again.
 

NormanOsborn

Level 5 Valued Member
OK, I have to ask: did anyone else see this when they were about to pay for the course?

"I lost 2kg of fat and my resting heart rate has slowed down"
- Norman Osborn(account manager)

It
even had the same thumbnail I use here!:eek:

@Geoff Neupert if you're swagger-jacking my reputation to market Easy Strength, I expect a cut of the profits, bro!ROFL
 
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Jwsco

Level 3 Valued Member
For anyone who has bought this program… do you feel that you would better off doing a run of the giant (1.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.2) before buying / starting this program?
 

Social_Media_Hater

Level 3 Valued Member
For anyone who has bought this program… do you feel that you would better off doing a run of the giant (1.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.2) before buying / starting this program?
From what I can gather, there is not much difference between the giant 1.0 and the first four weeks of Schedule A. They both look like the obvious starting point.
 

ajs

Level 4 Valued Member
First day of Schedule A was yesterday. It's like doing Giant 1.0 with some welcome extras after having done Giant 3.0 for a month. Going from the sets and reps and of 3.0 to 1.0/the extras in Schedule A is definitely going to give me results.

Hope I didn't give anything away Geoff...
I did day 1 today. Did 10 min of goblets squats and ring pushups as my warmup. I think this will do just fine.
 

Jwsco

Level 3 Valued Member
I'd think of it as a tweaked version of the Giant for those of us (most of us?) that are always asking if we can add this or that.
Sounds good mate. I’m doing pull ups, squats and roll outs after my giant sessions just now. I’ve seen dips mentioned, not sure if my shoulders could handle them after lots of presses! I’ll see what the reviews are like but will no doubt buy the program as I’m a big fan of Geoff’s programming.
 

Dimitri87

Level 3 Valued Member
I started scheduele A last week. Yesterday I did the 1st day of the second week. I added in squats and ab work as suggested. In the past I started the Giant, but I have to admit I never completed a full block of 4 weeks. I was always racing the clock and felt burned out and lost my motivation if I did not improve from the week before. So I made a change in my approach: I start the clock and turn it around so I don't see how long I've been going at it and also I don't count the sets. The only guideline I have are the guardrails as given in the program. Because of this I don't know if I'm improving in reps, but the upside is I don't burn out as much and feel al lot better. And I'll see the progress for a whole block instead of from week to week.
I have one question about the other schedules (I plan on running them a 3 back to back): The other schedules contain dips. But I don't have dip bars. And our chairs are too low; If i perform dips on them, my feet drag along the floor at the lowest point.
If I decide not to invest in Dips Bars (I think I also have to buy a new kettlebell for schedule B), would it be ok to change the dips for Push-ups (and following the same RM parameters given) because both are an upper body push, or do the differ to much?
 

Social_Media_Hater

Level 3 Valued Member
...would it be ok to change the dips for Push-ups (and following the same RM parameters given) because both are an upper body push, or do the differ to much?
Yes, if you got the email entitled "Easy Muscle FAQ" see question number 6, and possibly question number 2. I am working with a similar logistics problem for running Schedule B. My pull up bar can only be in one position I might need it to be in two. Gymnastic rings might be the answer, but then my knees might wind up on the floor.
 

Erik W

Level 5 Valued Member
Yes, if you got the email entitled "Easy Muscle FAQ" see question number 6, and possibly question number 2. I am working with a similar logistics problem for running Schedule B. My pull up bar can only be in one position I might need it to be in two. Gymnastic rings might be the answer, but then my knees might wind up on the floor.
I bought the program, but I'm not sure I got that email. At least, I can't find it in my emails. Is what you wrote the exact subject line?
 

ajs

Level 4 Valued Member
I started scheduele A last week. Yesterday I did the 1st day of the second week. I added in squats and ab work as suggested. In the past I started the Giant, but I have to admit I never completed a full block of 4 weeks. I was always racing the clock and felt burned out and lost my motivation if I did not improve from the week before. So I made a change in my approach: I start the clock and turn it around so I don't see how long I've been going at it and also I don't count the sets. The only guideline I have are the guardrails as given in the program. Because of this I don't know if I'm improving in reps, but the upside is I don't burn out as much and feel al lot better. And I'll see the progress for a whole block instead of from week to week.
I have one question about the other schedules (I plan on running them a 3 back to back): The other schedules contain dips. But I don't have dip bars. And our chairs are too low; If i perform dips on them, my feet drag along the floor at the lowest point.
If I decide not to invest in Dips Bars (I think I also have to buy a new kettlebell for schedule B), would it be ok to change the dips for Push-ups (and following the same RM parameters given) because both are an upper body push, or do the differ to much?
a pair of olympic rings costs about $40 and you can use them for a bunch of different exercises.
 

Social_Media_Hater

Level 3 Valued Member
I bought the program, but I'm not sure I got that email. At least, I can't find it in my emails. Is what you wrote the exact subject line?
'EASY MUSCLE' FAQs...

A rather cumbersome title since it apparently includes the single quotation marks and the ellipsis. I think I received it about a day after buying the program, it was not right away.
 
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