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by aussie luke
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hip Strengthening
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: Hip Strengthening

Lay down on a hard EVA roller, one leg at a time, starting right up the top by the hip, roll, rest your weight on it, then lift your foot up and down while applying weight, and work your way down to close to the knee. Pain on a scale of 1 -10? Somewhere between a laughing 6 and trying not to vomit
by aussie luke
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hip Strengthening
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: Hip Strengthening

Haha thanks. I tried.
by aussie luke
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hip Strengthening
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: Hip Strengthening

Have you done any work on your quads? I had knee pain for years when squatting, running, kicking and just about anything else. A run would leave my knees in agony all night after. Then one day I foam rolled my quads, and that was the end of two decades of issues. Lay down on a hard EVA roller, one l...
by aussie luke
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: 2020 Goals
Replies: 37
Views: 1246

Re: 2020 Goals

I have to admit, with great shame, that I started S&S (-ish) workouts to supplement my BJJ. I don't like TGUs and my workout consists of one arm swings, one arm KB presses and double KB front squat. The goal is to get to at least 24 kg for 100 swings and press 28 kg with one arm for 10 reps (still ...
by aussie luke
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: 2020 Goals
Replies: 37
Views: 1246

Re: 2020 Goals

keep progressing with bodyweight stuff, no big goals but just measurably stronger. Ultrarunning/walking has waned a bit, very few races in 2019 (on purpose) but will step up the game just a little - at least 2 50ks, 50+ miles in a 24 hour event and toe the line for a 100 again possibly. Also racewa...
by aussie luke
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Jump rope
Replies: 24
Views: 603

Re: Jump rope

It’s self limiting. When you get tired or sloppy you fail and can’t carry on anymore. Practice for a short time then stop as soon as or before you start failing then come back to it later and only practice doing it well. I prefer just to rage quit and not come back. I worked up to being able to do ...
by aussie luke
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Jump rope
Replies: 24
Views: 603

Re: Jump rope

Like I said above, there’s no point doing it beyond the point where you want to smash shit. It’s not like say kb snatches where you can carry on muscling through with bad form and smashed forearms. It’s not about strength or endurance (when you can only go for a minute at a time) it’s just coordinat...
by aussie luke
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Jump rope
Replies: 24
Views: 603

Re: Jump rope

It’s self limiting. When you get tired or sloppy you fail and can’t carry on anymore.

Practice for a short time then stop as soon as or before you start failing then come back to it later and only practice doing it well.
by aussie luke
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Brief praise of jogging
Replies: 29
Views: 1311

Re: Brief praise of jogging

Andrew Read's Run/Walk program https://www.wholelifechallenge.com/the-walkrun-program-2-0-run-for-60-minutes-straight-in-13-weeks/ Really, really good program. I think. The eccentric calf work helped me a lot. Was going to post this but you beat me to it. This plan got me from absolutely zero to ru...
by aussie luke
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Home gym thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 836

Re: Home gym thoughts

On the bike, get a Concept2 BikeErg and it will last forever and be cheaply maintainable and the resale will be close to new price if you ever come to sell it. Was actually going to suggest that same thing. We've had our C2 rowing erg for 15 years and all I've ever done is change batteries in the m...
by aussie luke
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Home gym thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 836

Re: Home gym thoughts

On the bike, get a Concept2 BikeErg and it will last forever and be cheaply maintainable and the resale will be close to new price if you ever come to sell it.
by aussie luke
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Simple and Sinister - second edition.
Replies: 39
Views: 1869

Re: Simple and Sinister - second edition.

Translation:

Use a heavier bell for some sets sometimes.

Rest longer between sets sometimes.

Do longer sets sometimes.

Stop before you fail sometimes.

Push harder sometimes.

Go lighter sometimes.
by aussie luke
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Two-Arm Jerk in GS: Really Worth It?
Replies: 29
Views: 1552

Re: Two-Arm Jerk in GS: Really Worth It?

Is the double rack position really an ideal posture to want to develop though? ...particularly for average people with no goal of competing who probably spend most of their time sat at a desk or looking at phones etc

Iirc the original VF WKC fitness protocol was all single bell wasn't it?
by aussie luke
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Simple and Sinister - second edition.
Replies: 39
Views: 1869

Re: Simple and Sinister - second edition.

Is it still swings and getupsszzzzzzzzzzzz Comrade, it seems you were right! From the Strongfist forum: "Major changes are progressions for swings (that include 2 armed as well as one armed) and progressions for TGU." So no one can figure out how to start swinging a heavier bell or doing a heavier ...
by aussie luke
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Simple and Sinister - second edition.
Replies: 39
Views: 1869

Re: Simple and Sinister - second edition.

Fat Cat wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Fat Cat wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:09 pm
Does anybody know what the differences between the first and second edition are?
*ahem*
It's been asked on the SF forums and even they don't know - or aren't saying
by aussie luke
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Just sinister. Database for masochists.
Replies: 26
Views: 8193

Re: Just sinister. Database for masochists.

Another way to get blasted in under 15 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVEmayyn8-M&t=650s Going to try adding one or two sessions like this instead of doing Q&D/A+A snatches ...seems like a much better use of 15-20 minutes Are there people who just train like this all the time? ...just free...
by aussie luke
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Simple and Sinister - second edition.
Replies: 39
Views: 1869

Re: Simple and Sinister - second edition.

Ripe Turd wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Still swings and get-ups, but it now includes ad copy about secret numbered plans and seminars...
Sold
by aussie luke
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Simple and Sinister - second edition.
Replies: 39
Views: 1869

Re: Simple and Sinister - second edition.

Is it still swings and getupsszzzzzzzzzzzz
by aussie luke
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?
Replies: 12
Views: 820

Re: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?

I personally like the idea of A+A training scheme. I can't afford doing it on top of BJJ, the volume will kill me, unfortunately. What I would do though is to add variety - in addition to a set of 5 on the minute I would do, say a double cluster (5 reps, 15 seconds rest, 5 reps, then long rest), ch...
by aussie luke
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?
Replies: 12
Views: 820

Re: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?

Why do you need a program? Showing up a 1/2 hour a day and doing what you're doing is great. Try it for 4-6 weeks, you're not going to get dick cancer by not following a program. Congrats on your baby. Thanks Guess I just mean some guidelines - like with S&S or Q&D of how a simple GS-based workout ...
by aussie luke
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?
Replies: 12
Views: 820

Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?

Our third kid was born 8 weeks ago just as the Q&D book was coming out, so being curious and critical of what it seemed to be I bought it and started the program to see. Turned out I was right and IMO the swings and pushups plan = a lot of time spent not doing very much. The snatch plan appealed to ...
by aussie luke
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Kettlebells for Running
Replies: 72
Views: 6395

Re: Kettlebells for Running

Well... now that we have established that S&S sucks at being a standalone program, let's discuss what would be a nice all-around KB centric program. My choices would be: - The Armor Building Complex (2 cleans, 1 press, 3 squats) on the minute plus pull ups. - Left of Passage: 3x(1,2,3) of some clea...
by aussie luke
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Kettlebells for Running
Replies: 72
Views: 6395

Re: Kettlebells for Running

Redditors are, in general, myopic in their acquisition of knowledge. I read that thread, but am not going to start arguing on Reddit with the group with people who get their knowledge third or fourth hand. Really? Because fucking Pavel put my ladder bit in Easy Strength without asking me, he may ha...
by aussie luke
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Why simply comparing U.S. gun laws with Australia's is bullshit...
Replies: 62
Views: 11188

Re: Why simply comparing U.S. gun laws with Australia's is bullshit...

I have the freedom to go about my daily life with 0% chance of being shot, either on purpose or accidentally.