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Thank you. This all really helps.
Thank you. This all really helps.
Great Job! What is your exercise routine?Hello Everyone - this is my first post over here based on suggestion on Reddit.
Geoff - if you’re reading this: once COVID is over and you’re in TX....I owe you a massive steak dinner (AKA Death by Calories).
Yesterday I bought myself Kettlebell Strong (videos and manuals) and $99 is a fu*king bargain for info that is provided to you. I don’t even know where to start. If his manual wouldn’t have Program Strong and Program One it’d still be completely worth it due to the fact that Geoff breaks down Double Clean, Swing, High Pull, Snatch, Press, Push Press, Jerk, Front Squat and Clean & Press/Jerk in very simplistic fashion. He leans it out and removes complexity so there is no room for misinterpretation of knowledge that is laid on you. I really like how GN breaks down what and why. Explains to you how your body should “move through exercise”. Cue about Toe, appendix about neck, head/spine, eyes or how to zip up, explaining when to start second pull and so much more...
To all people that want to do Oly lifts and have some spare cash: get this manual and videos as it is worth it. I’ve spend good 4 hrs reading and watching videos and with all honesty, after 20+ years of different “lifting routines” I had multiple "shiiitteeeeeee" moments.
For obvious reasons I will not post routine, but I’m starting it today with two 36 kg bells. Let’s see where it takes us. I will try to post everything over here and once I am done with full program I will test myself and share full progress (E2E).
So far I have done Workout #1 with 2 x 36kg and it was nice and easy. Used all the ideas about foot positioning and how to 'spread' my weight across feet, been paying way more attention to staying tight in rack and drove weight up with my eyes when pressing. Knees feel surprisingly well after the workout.
Did recommended direct ab exercises. Perhaps not needed now, but down the line, when volume will be introduced and rest periods will be shorter I will need to be able to depend on my 'abs/core/midsection' or whatever you want to call it.
2. What does Geoff recommend for abs? Is it a mixture of exercises done daily?Do your abs: planks, reverse crunches, hanging leg raises, hollow position - do all, do one, do two, do them daily and cry about it, curse Geoff and his 'stupid ideas' and do as you're told....life will get easier....you'll get better.
Hi! Thanks. To answer your questions:
Awesome, thank you for the reply. I assume that's hard style planks? Or just regular? Side planks too?Hi! Thanks. To answer your questions:
SKS = Sore Knee Solution - another excellent program by Geoff. I’m repairing my knees. STRONG was taking priority so I was cruising through Phase 1 of it. Now I’m going to focus on Phase 2. Does wonders to my body in general.
2. Abs - in book it’s recommended to do Hangin Leg Raises, Reverse Crunches, Planks. I started doing daily as it helps with both: knees and C&P.
Hi Mark;What Geoff has recommended me to do for abs..
Deadbugs.. work up to 25/25 starting with the regression you can comfortably manage
That's a clue then that deadbugs are good for you at the moment..Hi Mark;
During Phase 1 of SKS I’ve noticed that whenever I push myself on Deadbugs and try to get all sets and reps my knees thank me for it; whenever I just do bare minimum then I have problems.