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I' wondering what everyone's thoughts are on alternating these two. Ie s&s mwf and armour building tt. I've been bit by the double bell bug after total tension and thought it's not a bad doubles workout.
I wish the interwebz people would ask ME about programming my workouts. They, of course, would be bothered by my response:
Do it. Then ask.
Use it first (the 2-1-3) as part of a workout...a few rounds. Then, try tossing it twice a week for a bit. When you get past the early issues with technical stuff...foot position seems to be a common questions (move them!)...you can easily add them:
I would suggest three times a week one week, then twice the next. Rotate that a few times, then move along. Occasionally, make this the whole training session: go for a while. I can't imagine more than 15-20 minutes, but online I have seen people do it longer.
I originally combined this with tumbling work, so people were gassed after training. I never did 2-1-3 WITH tumbling back to back, but I can only imagine it being exhausting and the quality would drop.
The key, I have always thought, is driving that press up. So, using double 36s and making the ONE press and THEN having those damn FSs seems to be more like what I was thinking originally.
Of course, same person, the next workout you use 16s and go for a long time...there is a logic (to me) there, too.
Don't make it crazy: stick with 2-1-3 (Proven to Work!)
Have some long, light sessions. Have some I go/you go sessions. Do some sessions "On the Minute," my all-time large group training method, maybe even slide the weeks into the fractal:
Week One: Two sessions
Week Two: One session
Week Three: Three sessions
It is a "one stop shop" for KB work, not unlike the O lifts, but oddly harder for some (the damn bells are harder to control).
Eric, that 2-1-3 with swings was not an original for them either, btw. My knock on that, as always, is the issue of "more."
"More" is the enemy of "enough."