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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)

Dimitri87

Level 3 Valued Member
I also have not received that e-mail. The only one I received with FAQ in the title is: "Does ‘EASY MUSCLE’ work for WOMEN? (And other FAQs…)". But unfortunatly this one does not answer my question.
 

Pete L

Level 5 Valued Member
I also have not received that e-mail. The only one I received with FAQ in the title is: "Does ‘EASY MUSCLE’ work for WOMEN? (And other FAQs…)". But unfortunatly this one does not answer my question.
I'd say try it. How would you load to get the required RM?
 

Scrumdog

Level 2 Valued Member
I'm doing schedule A currently and 2 sessions in.

I'm doing 20 minute sessions and then a quick 3x5 of either double front squats, heavy single arm rows or weighted push ups after so that each gets done once a week. My plan is to sort out somewhere in the garage to do dips ASAP and replace the pushups and eventually when I drop a bit of timber get back into chinups in place of the rows too. I know Geoff says the C+P is the best one exercise and I'm a beleiver that chins and dips are the best two exercises so keen to get this sorted during schedule A then move on to B and have the best 3 exercises in full flow.

I previously did Giant 3.0, 1.0 and 1.1 back to back and after that I was a bit burnt out on pressing but this feels more sustainable at this admittedly early stage. I don't think I recover well in general but first two sessions felt very good, I'm being very conscious of the guardrails and not just looking to rack up reps as quickly as possible.

I know this isn't the Giant but I have to say a word for it again, or perhaps it's a word for thr C+P. Sets of 6 last night and once I'm doing those sets of more than 5 I'm sure I can actually feel the magic happening in real time.
 

Troglodyte

Level 6 Valued Member
Ugh. Day 2 happened today, not yesterday. Those reps (with 2x20s) were going up pretty good the first three sets, then I had to start push pressing the last one or two after a couple of grinds mid-set. Going to mow the lawn now, then I'm done till Saturday. All in all, not bad after coming off a shoulder injury a few months back.
 

Karen Smith

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Master Certified Instructor
Elite Certified Instructor
Iron Maiden
This is a long thread and I have not read all the replies/questions.. BUT here's my take
Those confused.. yes, the sales page for the program is LONG. I didn't read it all HOWEVER, I know @Geoff Neupert and I know his programming. So I would 100 recommend his programs, they work.
Just make sure if you get the program to follow it as written. I find the biggest mistake people make is to get a program and do it PLUS. Guess what? when you add the plus it is no longer THE PROGRAM.
Also don't get distracted by shiny objects, actually spend a good length of time on any program and reap the results.
 

Phindborg

Level 2 Valued Member
Sorry guys I know this probably has been answered before in the GIANT or STRONG thread. But do I clean the weight between every rep - or is the clean only a exercise to get the weight into position?
 

renegadenate

Level 6 Valued Member
I have ALL of @Geoff's books/ebooks/programs, and I miss getting his daily emails (KB Secrets, STRONG, WOD, KB Burn, etc.) when he got out of the biz a few years ago.

So I had to pick this up since it added some extra exercises to the basics he typically uses.

And since I can finally perform dips without pain, I'm looking forward to incorporating them (and pull-ups/chin-ups) in the Easy Muscle program.
 

Troglodyte

Level 6 Valued Member
Sorry guys I know this probably has been answered before in the GIANT or STRONG thread. But do I clean the weight between every rep - or is the clean only a exercise to get the weight into position?
Clean the kb between every press, so clean-press, clean-press, clean-press... A military press is one clean followed by how ever many military presses, so clean-press, press, press...
 

Greg H

Level 4 Valued Member
Are these single or double KB programs, and how many different KBs so you need to complete them? Seems promising!
In the FAQ at the end, he says you can do single or double, but recommends double. If you know your 10 RM, you can use that set for a while. If the weight starts getting too light you can always do the sets faster. System is designed on that premise. There's also that idea suggested around herethat Russian Special Forces only trained on double 24 kg so...
 

omega

Level 2 Valued Member
Hey @Geoff Neupert, can we follow the AM/PM from protocol Strength Shortcuts w/ Easy Muscle? If so, should we perform the additional (/optional) exercises in Schedule A after the PM sessions? Re: Schedule B, Session B is it as simple as the splitting the splitting into an AM and PM session or should we aim to do them as is?
 

yelena

Level 6 Valued Member
Certified Instructor
This is a long thread and I have not read all the replies/questions.. BUT here's my take
Those confused.. yes, the sales page for the program is LONG. I didn't read it all HOWEVER, I know @Geoff Neupert and I know his programming. So I would 100 recommend his programs, they work.
Just make sure if you get the program to follow it as written. I find the biggest mistake people make is to get a program and do it PLUS. Guess what? when you add the plus it is no longer THE PROGRAM.
Also don't get distracted by shiny objects, actually spend a good length of time on any program and reap the results.
Are you referring to Easy Muscle program,Karen?
 

MarkSch

Level 6 Valued Member
Both The Giant and Easy Muscle state : "Try to get one more set each week".

Do you folks try for :
One more set on each of the three days of the week ( so, in effect, a increase of one set more on EACH of the light heavy medium days)
One set more on only one of the days ( one set per week)

I have done the first , for the most part, and it gets pretty difficult, particular in Giant 1.2 , with its higher reps per set.

Or I am overthinking., and I should just increase sets when it feels right, using the autoregulation of Easy Muscle?
 

Scrumdog

Level 2 Valued Member
Both The Giant and Easy Muscle state : "Try to get one more set each week".

Do you folks try for :
One more set on each of the three days of the week ( so, in effect, a increase of one set more on EACH of the light heavy medium days)
One set more on only one of the days ( one set per week)

I have done the first , for the most part, and it gets pretty difficult, particular in Giant 1.2 , with its higher reps per set.

Or I am overthinking., and I should just increase sets when it feels right, using the autoregulation of Easy Muscle?
I did the former last time through the Giant to start with and agree as you get further into the Giant it gets tougher so I moved to the W1 - 20 mins W2 - 25 mins W3 - 30 mins W4 - 25 mins as suggested in the Giant thread which helps achieve the extra sets almost by default with the extra time each week and my goal in W4 being to do more than W2 in the same time. I felt this was more sustainable for me.

However I'd quite like to just stop counting and really try and dial into letting the autoregulation take care of it but counting sets is a hard habit to break!
 

Triggers18

First Post
I am approaching timeless Simple of S&S for men and was going to purchase the Giant program. Given I prefer at my age (49) full body and mobility workouts, should I skip Giant and purchase this program which appears to target more muscle groups?
 

renegadenate

Level 6 Valued Member
I am approaching timeless Simple of S&S for men and was going to purchase the Giant program. Given I prefer at my age (49) full body and mobility workouts, should I skip Giant and purchase this program which appears to target more muscle groups?
I would definitely recommend Easy Muscle.

The B Schedule uses the Clean & Presses, Squats, Chins, and Dips. Good variety and total-body work.
 

Reardon55

Level 6 Valued Member
Both The Giant and Easy Muscle state : "Try to get one more set each week".

Do you folks try for :
One more set on each of the three days of the week ( so, in effect, a increase of one set more on EACH of the light heavy medium days)
One set more on only one of the days ( one set per week)

I have done the first , for the most part, and it gets pretty difficult, particular in Giant 1.2 , with its higher reps per set.

Or I am overthinking., and I should just increase sets when it feels right, using the autoregulation of Easy Muscle?
My thought is that you're overthinking. It's going to be different for everyone and depend on a whole bunch of variables. A significant one is probably just experience (i.e., someone still experiencing "newbie gains" is likely to progress/improve far faster than someone who's already..... picked the low-hanging fruit).

I, for instance, am currently using roughly 85% of my bodyweight for "Strong!" (at 52 years old), which has taken a couple of years to work up to, and the notion that I'm going to be pulling off what the program SAYS I should be pulling off by the end of Phase 3 seems........ optimistic.
 
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