Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 47 of 365: A Roadmap To SILLYSTRONG

If you have picked up any muscle magazines lately, or read any online articles claiming that, "They know how to get YOU strong!", you most likely found yourself more confused than before you started the search for all the right answers.  Chances are you came across some year-long, periodized plan consisting of 62 lifts for your legs, 103 for you back, and another 78 for your chest, shoulders and arms. 
 A bit overwhelming if you ask me.

A perfect example of the "information" available in this "resource".
 Just check out this video for an explanation of what I have planned in order to set the record straight!

It's easy to get caught up with all of the SH!T that is out there.  Especially when all you want is to get as big and as strong as you can in the shortest amount of time possible.  But here's where I'm going to let you in on a little secret....

You Ready?!?

Getting STRONG is not rocket science!  It does, on the other hand, take a hell of a lot of work to get there!  But, as I'm sure your elders told you; Anything worth having takes time and energy.  The good news is this:  Getting STRONG is not rocket science!  Yes, I know I already said that, but I am trying to make a point to you all.  If you want to get strong....What do you think you might have to do every once in a while?  That's right, LIFT SOME HEAVY SHIT!!!  And whenever possible, move that heavy whatever as FAST as you possibly can(while maintaining proper form and technique, obviously.)

 You see, the road map to getting SILLYSTRONG has already been laid out there for us by the strong men and women of the past.  It involves, as I see it, these categories:

The Big Lifts: 
Squat - Deadlift - Press
The Quick Lifts: 
All variations of the
Clean - Snatch - Jerk
The Auxiliary Work: 
These essentially mimicked manual labor-type activities such as 
pulling, pushing, jumping, towing, carrying, throwing and swinging.
Any form of exercise that utilizes only your body-weight as the resistance.
(Don't underestimate this!!!)

Now, you're probably saying to yourself, "That's fine and all, but how many reps of this?", and, "Should I follow this with that?", etc.
Everyone's opinion will differ when it comes to program design.  
Let me try to make this as simple as I can for you so that you actually retain and use what I am offering here.
  I am about to tell you what has worked the best for me, personally, as well as for my athletes

I have found that when you format your daily SWODs, you should take the approach that  
your warmup is, in fact, part of your workout.  
Don't go through some bullshit warm up consisting of a couple situps, maybe 10 arm circles, and finishing up with a quick sip of water and a toe-touch attempt.  
That is a waste of time!!!

The point is that over the next couple days and weeks, we will be covering the topics that I've already touched on in more detail, and go over some additional information that will have you on the way to SILLYSTRONG! 
Stay Tuned!!!