I just wanted to touch base and let you know that I am really enjoying your Bodyweight Training Program…I am half way through it, and am amazed at how fast I am building strength!
I live in a remote part of the Big Island of Hawaii, so do not have easy access to a gym…but I want to get myself into better shape. I am 43 years old, and am very active with trail running and surfing…in pretty good shape, but want to build on that to create a body for myself that will hold up to stressful activities in my later years and keep me as injury free as possible.
That said, I just bought my first real gym equipment on the Rogue Fitness website to start my own “garage gym”…I got the S-1 Squat Stand, Flat Bench, Rogue Bar, and 230lbs of bumper plates. I was wondering if you have any fitness programs that I can buy that would use this equipment …I would like to continue with your programs after I finish my current Bodyweight Training.
Like I said, I do not have access to a complete gym, but do have a pull-up bar, some dumbbells, plyo-box, and the above barbell equip from Rogue…do you have any programs that I could buy that would fit the bill for this equipment?
With that equipment, you can do any of our strength training plans. I’d recommend starting with our 357 Strength Plan: http://militaryathlete.com/page.php?page_ID=12&cart_category_ID=55&&cart_ID=69
Hi Coach Shaul,
I have been following your mtn guide fitness program and so far this season has started off really well, definitely strong in the mountains for clients. A couple questions,
1. I do not have a 16" box at the gym, only a 20". My 300 step up time was 17:47 w/ 40lbs, how should I use the table for my interval times?
2. the climbing gym does not have a campus board like you use, another option? Heavy finger curls with barbell?
Use 5:19-5:29 for your interval time.
Campus Board – No, use constant movement intervals on a hang board – feet hanging.
Start at ….
20 Sec constant movement,
20 Seconds rest ….
When you can get this go to …
30 Sec constant movement
20 sec rest …..
Up to 10 Rounds at 60/20.
just wanted to say thank you for making these great programs. I recently did the Big Mountain program and it improved my shape a lot – real manmaker stuff. And just so well thought out. Next time, I’ll try out your milathlete programming, as that seems to be more whole-body, from a GPP perspective. Looking to get overall very well conditioned and quite strong, with running, swimming and lifting.
However, I served in the military some years ago and they didn’t have your programming skills. So now I have a lot of shin splints after forced marches and frequent rucking in combat boots. The next couple of months, I want to improve my running before doing some heavier programming again. So far, forefoot strikes seem to help a lot, so I’m starting up POSE running and getting some minimalist running shoes. Do you have any other, more specific ideas for how I could get rid of the shin splints and make running efficient and enjoyable again?
I really appreciate the work you do.
Thanks for the great note Karl!
I’m not a shin-splint expert, so I can’t give you any specific advice on that – I would say that POSE running will in general, make running much more enjoyable.
In terms of programming, I’d recommend our Ultra Running Pre-Season Training Program, which combines strength and endurance running programming: Here’s the link to the plan: http://www.mountainathlete.com/page.php?page_ID=12&cart_category_ID=51&&cart_ID=65
Hello Rob, I finished your 8 week base plan about one and a half months ago ( great investment, I did a 50K race without any problem besides a dog bite ) . Now I want to take the in season training and i´d like to know what would I need for the heavy lifting specified in the program description. I have access to KB’s and have just bought 2 sandbags ( one with big capacity up to 160 lbs. ).. will I need access to a full gym or my tools will fit the plan ?
( By the way it would be good to have distance specific running programs on the site )
I’m glad our Ultra pre-season plan worked for you!
The In Season plan for endurance athletes includes plenty of barbell work. You’ll need access to a gym.
As I type we’re working on some more running plans.
Good afternoon. I was climbing in Alaska and met D. who used to work at Mountain Athlete and highly recommended your training programs. Reading the web site, I want to start with one of the base fitness level programs and was wondering which to start with: Gym-based Stamina Training Cycle, Kettlebell Strength Program, Bodywieight Training Program, 8-Week Kettlebell Training Program, or whatever you recommend. If I bought a couple programs, could I just cycle one after the other? The largest obstacle that I see to training at the gym that I belong to is shifting between exercises in a timely fashion. I would have access to a wide range of kettlebell weights as very few people use them.
Start with the Bodyweight Plan. It’s no joke, takes minimal equipment, and is a great into to our programming.