Other Vacation from S&S

Brad May

Still New to StrongFirst Forum
I thought I would share my latest vacation experience.
I’m 15 months in to S&S and have almost reached standard but was faced with the annual 2 week break to Greece.
Having read a couple of forum posts I decided to pack a 20kg bell with a 2.5kg plate and take it with me. BA charged me £60 for this which seemed reasonable.
I then used a combination of Dan Johns 10kg swing routine coupled with a standard S&S 100 swing 10 get ups just focusing on form.
Two weeks later and I’m back and whilst I definitely felt the bigger bells felt heavy i have quickly reverted to form and in fact managed 3 x get ups with a 36 yesterday.
So if anyone is mid S&S and concerned about losing traction I’d say follow the advice of others on here and use the time as a break- you certainly don’t need to pack a 32kg bell with you.
 

Neil

First Timer
Thanks for that. I’m at a similar stage to you in progression and I’m going away for 7 days. I was debating taking a 16 and just having an unloading week but really concentrate on form and technique, so you’ve helped me make my mind up, cheers.
 

Pavel Macek

More than 2500 posts
Master Certified Instructor
I thought I would share my latest vacation experience.
I’m 15 months in to S&S and have almost reached standard but was faced with the annual 2 week break to Greece.
Having read a couple of forum posts I decided to pack a 20kg bell with a 2.5kg plate and take it with me. BA charged me £60 for this which seemed reasonable.
I then used a combination of Dan Johns 10kg swing routine coupled with a standard S&S 100 swing 10 get ups just focusing on form.
Two weeks later and I’m back and whilst I definitely felt the bigger bells felt heavy i have quickly reverted to form and in fact managed 3 x get ups with a 36 yesterday.
So if anyone is mid S&S and concerned about losing traction I’d say follow the advice of others on here and use the time as a break- you certainly don’t need to pack a 32kg bell with you.
The general law is: the longer you do something, the slower you "detrain".

After 15 months of S&S I would not worry at all with 2 weeks holiday, and I would just enjoy it.

After you come back, have 3-5 intro sessions with lighter weights, and them right to your old weights.
 
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