Category Archives: Workouts

This category includes various workouts you can try. Many include detailed descriptions giving rationale behind decisions. Get some ideas for simple workouts.

Spring time training changes

When the warmer weather comes in, things change. It’s lighter longer. It’s warmer. You can go outside without freezing your you know what off. So, naturally, it’s a time for change. In this case, some brief analysis of some problem areas: lower legs, ankles, feet, and neck. These are areas that are weak. My legs are too strong,… Read More »

Gains with twice per week weightlifting

I have two simple programs right now. One: Front squat Military press Reverse curl T-bar row Double clean Two: Pistol Floor press Reverse curl Pull up Double clean I have about 2-3 days rest between each session. Each session I do as a circuit, on average four times through. It gets pretty cardio, especially with the double cleans.… Read More »

Progressing with 5×5

The clearest exercise instruction I’ve ever gotten is from Pavel Tsatsouline. 3-5 exercises for the whole body, 3-5 days between exercise sessions, 3-5 minutes between sets, 3-5 reps. 3-5 sets. What made it even more clear was a YouTube video from Elliot Hulse. Something like, Do these four exercises and be really fucking strong: squat, deadlift, chin, dip.… Read More »

5×5 ish training notes and video

I’ve been keeping it simple: 3-5 sets, 3-5 reps, 3-5 exercises. The main exercises are deadlifts, dips, squats, and chin ups. In that order. I was doing this two days per week, using a thickbar for the deadlift, for about 3 months. Lately, I’ve changed the second workout to incorporate some overhead pressing and soon some t-bar rows.… Read More »

Morning deadlifts

Every now and then I get on a deadlift kick. Five days per week, as specified in power to the people by Pavel Tsatsouline. Just a simple linear cycle two sets of five, a working set and a back off set. I’ve worked up to decent weights this way but staying light right now. So, what I do… Read More »