In the past half-decade, I've generally succeeded in not turning this blog into a reliable supply of rants and raving that most strength training blogs descend into so I don't plan on starting now. I also try to look what seems like wasted rhetoric and ask the question if there's something to these questions: a hidden call for help disguised as tomfoolery and general dumb-ass behavior. When I see most of the questions, I can't help but wonder if the real questioned being asked is, "How simple can I make training to obtain awesome?"
|I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am that I can do these again!|
|Maybe I resorted doing these because the handles just kind of stick out there. It's still a good pull-up variation|
- the beginning is warm-up
- You eventually get to a max set of reps
- the descent is drop setting
- It can increase your total reps
- It's also a great way to get a shitload of volume
(that would be 147 reps of both HSPU's and Pullups)
Did I get results? Sadly, as always, I'm terrible with tracking progress with pictures. At the beginning of the year, I resolved to plunge back into mass gaining. I had hoped to take myself from the dismally-low 172 lbs (stress is a bitch) up to a more acceptable (to me) 200 lbs. Doing this workout Mondays and Fridays I jumped up to 185 lbs by the time I tore my ACL. So, this part of the plan was working out just fine. Next year, I suppose...
So, it really can be as simple as choosing the right two movements and a well thought out rep scheme. Good planning and complicated/complex planning are not the same thing. All you have to do to is quit ruminating over what to do on the internet, pick your poison, and attack it with some seriousness and intensity.