I learn a lot whenever I read Dan John. And Pavel. But I think the Quadrants is Dan’s baby. And it is a great framework!
Ahead of my holidays I finally bought “Easy Strength” by Dan John and Pavel Tsatsouline. As expected, the book was extremely good, albeit probably a bit less suited to deciding what I want to do for myself than a number of the other books by the same authors. The main target area for this book is clearly people who train others, and it provides an excellent framework for doing that. Having said this, if you are able to read diagonally and you don’t get stressed by an overload of information that is not even applicable in your case then this book is even a very important read for every athlete and weekend warrior who wants to be a bit more clued in about training philosophy and options.
This is an addendum to the Convict Conditioning (calisthenics WtP). The principle is described in this post. Here only the tables. The idea is to do that daily, with some recovery put in as necessary. The dice throws at the end are complete – trust me, I was shocked about the number of 1’s, ie 150rep sessions. I did rearrange them though – the iPad gave me three 1’s on a row which I felt was excessive…
I want to do some more snatching to improve my various tests (eg “Snatch 5min” and “Snatch 200”). I find the programming for this a bit tedious though – I tend to end up doing the same thing all the time. Enter a pair of dice to determine what snatch workout to do. But how exactly to do it?
After yesterday’s post on Jim Wendler’s 5-3-1 system, I though about how I would probably incorporate into my training. I had a couple of ideas – more of them in another post maybe – but the most important is that I’d probably do 5-3-2
I have just reread my copy of Jim Wendler’s 5-3-1 Manual, and whilst – due to lack of access to a weight room with barbells – I will not be doing it anytime soon, I though I’d keep some of my notes here for future reference.
Haven’t done a plan for a while. Don’t stick to them anyway, for better or for worse. Anyway – here is another one. At least it helps me thinking about what I want to do