Bars, Bells & Bodies
I have a strong affinity for using barbells for peak power and max strength. Progressive barbell training in conjunction with basic bodyweight training is by far the best way to build a solid, athletic physique punctuated with the kind of strength that knocks people on their ass. But it is only useful if you have solid technique. Poor technique is great for getting injured. Bodyweight training is my favorite way to train for relative strength, strength endurance and upper body strength in general. Doing it correctly can give you thick, lean, muscular arms, chest and back while having pliable steel cables for tendons. Traditional kettlebell lifting can provide you with the kind of toughness, tenacity and conditioning that most people can't fathom.
The combination of these three types of training is not a brand new philosophy. It is what I would call physical culture. This program is simply my take on building a solid foundation for becoming THE CONSUMMATE ATHLETE. Beginning here will put you on the path of mastery that can not be appreciated by someone without long term goals or an appreciation for walking the long road. Short term results do not live here. This is the base program that will enhance your skills and put you on the road to success. Your future training will benefit for years to come if you complete this program as written. You will begin at step one, and earn your progress with effort and patience.
The combination of these three training modalities is a harmonious blend of power, strength and endurance that will provide you with the type of skill and athleticism that will have all your friends questioning what the hell you have been doing to make such incredible gains. This is a step back to the basics and a call to action to learn better progressions and avoid the trap of simply going balls to the wall before you have properly prepared yourself.
The original BBB program I published was not appropriate for everybody. It had movements that were not appropriate for everybody to perform properly and benefit maximally, because it was too advanced for many athletes. This version is a step back to the basics to introduce everyone to the foundational elements of barbell, bodyweight and kettlebell training. By building a solid foundation and focusing on technique, you will have much more potential for bigger lifts, better understand what it is we are trying to accomplish, and experience more effective training for years to come. Check out the following video and get started on your training. Any questions regarding this program should be addressed in the forum under "BBB Intro". I will start a thread. Be sure to watch the video before starting this program, and ask questions as necessary.
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WATCH THE VIDEO BEFORE YOU START THE PROGRAM.
This is a technique program, focus on technique first, keep the weight light to moderate and do NOT chase numbers. This is not a strength phase. We will add strength elements within the program, but i repeat, focus on quality movement and set yourself up for better training for the rest of your life with this beginner foundational program.