What exercises pair well with Soju and Tuba?

Tirofijo

Level 6 Valued Member
I may give Soju and Tuba a run since I have the right bell for it.

I’m coming off of Kettlebell Strong which didn’t leave much energy for anything else. A few front squats here and there and some low intensity MAF runs.

I have a fairly wide range of kettlebells. I don’t have a barbell.

Is this a good time to delve into A+A snatches? Add parts of Q&D? (I’m pretty ignorant about Q&D).

I’m hinking I need to get back to doing pull ups. I’ll do loaded carries because I’m a fan. Some double kettlebell front squats as well would be prudent.

However, increasing pressing strength is still the main goal. But it will be nice to do a low volume pressing program that leaves room for other movements.

Let me know your ideas!

thank you.
 

pet'

Level 8 Valued Member
Hello,

I would say all kind of pull motions (swings, snatches, cleans, pull ups)

As S&T is not based on volume, even if recovery is important, this is less of an issue.

S&S pairs super well with S&T as already suggested.

Kind regards,

Pet'
 

Sauli

Level 8 Valued Member
You could superset your presses with rows/pullups/chinups and still propably do s&s or q&d snatch plan twice a week.
 

Mark Limbaga

Level 7 Valued Member
Elite Certified Instructor
Has anyone tried the Soju and tuba program with doubles? Just wondered if it still works as well.
Did it and yes it works. If I would repeat it again, I would definitely repeat the doubles block for another cycle before going to triples to ensure I really own the weight and get more benefits than risk
 

LejonBrames

Level 5 Valued Member
Did it and yes it works. If I would repeat it again, I would definitely repeat the doubles block for another cycle before going to triples to ensure I really own the weight and get more benefits than risk
I'm confused, doubles means double kettlebells, right? So what does triples mean? How do you press 3 kettlebells at once 🤔
 

Mark Limbaga

Level 7 Valued Member
Elite Certified Instructor
I'm confused, doubles means double kettlebells, right? So what does triples mean? How do you press 3 kettlebells at once 🤔
Remember the second block of s and t has you working with two rep sets.

In lifting lingo:

Doubles mean sets of 2 reps
Triples mean sets of 3 reps
 

Shadow

Level 5 Valued Member
Certified Instructor
As was already suggested - Press + Pull is a way to go. Personally Did S&T with 28 and after the cycle pressed 36 (L, R) for a new 1RM. Enjoyed it much more than ROP (which i think has lot of volume for average joe/jane). You can definitely do swings and easy to moderate heavy Get Ups after S&T or on off days. S&T leaves you fresh and ready, unlike ROP.

Speaking to OP @Tirofijo I would personally do S&T as prescribed with just swings and easy get ups. On alternate/variety/off day or however we call it I recommend "getting to know heavier bells." So let's say your press weight is 28. Therefore on these days you would do cleans, loaded cleans, front squats, rack walks, suitcase walks with bells heavier than you are pressing, i. e. 32 or 36. This way your body gets used to the feeling of heavier weight in the rack position. The press itself will be then easier. In my experience as a s&c coach (and i admit it's not more than 3 years) people fail PR attempts in press because they "get scared of the weight and rush the rep" - they are not comfortable with the bell in rack. Adding front squats, cleans etc. with heavier bell than you are pressing sometimes resolves this "problem".

As for doing S&T with double bell. Think it's doable. However Instead of doing S&T with two bells I recommend doing any pressing program by @Geoff Neupert for double bell.

Hope this helps.
 
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