A few years ago, strength coaches Dan John, a champion discus thrower, and Pavel Tsatsouline, a former special-forces trainer, asked that question. Easy Strength is a strength training protocol consisting of performing the same lifts on the Easy Strength training program by Dan John and Pavel Tsatsouline. “Everything in excess is opposed to nature”—Hippocrates. Perhaps you, the reader, are familiar with Easy Strength by Pavel and Dan John, but.
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I picked five exercises I needed to do and did them. Sounds like a win-win to me folks! One of your many great products, and I think I am just starting to get it. The education and experience shared by them will shorten the learning curve of anyone that applies it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here My approach to training is as follows: Click image to enlarge. Rather you should probably spend time in what Dan refers to as Quadrant 1; gym class, organized sport or recreational activities Dan has a system of classifying athletes based on the number of qualities the athlete has and the ratio of their relative max.
Between the 2nd and 3rd reads, I returned to training for pure strength, being 6 years removed from powerlifting. And it delivers, every time.
That’s the key thing I got from this book. Best Thing about the program: You make small changes to the movements, switching from bench press to incline bench press, thick-bar deadlift to snatch-grip deadlift and front squat to back squat.
Yes, there are lots of different routines like a buffet. It is truly an eye-opening experience. I am re-reading Easy Strength for the fourth time in 18 months. Easy Strength is just that kind of work and Pavel and Dan are those kinds of teachers. Thinking of schemes to make sure you keep you reps under 10 while varying the intensity? Both men are athletes, coaches, experts, and both ask the most fundamental question of a leader: Before the program I could press the 40K, but it was only on very good days and possibly after consuming some pre-workout drinks.
I chose to do swings instead of snatches on a few days where I was tired so that I could continue to reinforce a hip hinge without getting sloppy on my snatch form. What I learned most with this exercise was when to back strenth and when to go heavy.
This is the best information ever put in print for the real nuts and bolts of how to strength train an athlete. So much of my work with clients has evolved and improved since I first booted up Easy Strength on my kindle.
Then again, Power To The People was one of the best and earliest books I’ve read on strength training But how many times bh you leave the gym actually feeling stronger? What would you do? If the effort feels easy and light, “nudge” the load up. This plan was simple, but not easy.
Josh, my other lifts went up as tsatsiuline. Dips for Chest vs. Ab rollouts, body saws and hanging leg raises were the 3 big core exercises I used.