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10 Rounds
KB swings (53#/36#) 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1x
Burpees 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10x




Starting Strength: The Novice Effect


The below video isn't funny……okay..it's a little funny because it didn't happen to me or anyone I train!  Please watch and the next time you do a heavy deadlift if you feel dizzy upon lowering the bar DO NOT walk near any other equipment!

The North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain  Thanks to Mike D. for this item….Check out the link for the Challenge in May!  There are various distances that you can run in Bear Mountain.  The location is beautiful!  Sign ups start tomorrow and sell out quickly. 


2 Responses

  1. David

    Loved the article, but I did detect a bit of “book selling” in that the benefits of the novice effect are highlighted with strength training but carefully overlooked when starting metcon, agility, endurance training, etc.
    It’s clear that in all forms of training, the greatest gains are during the beginning phases, and then the gains tend to level off, but this is true with all forms of training. Maybe for this reason, it would be advisable to take on peridization to maximize the benefits of all forms of training.
    That’s my rant, but I did love the article. Thanks for sharing. Hope you guys are all well.

  2. George

    Good point David, but we see this from most trainers who have a product to sell. We either “buy into it” or we don’t depending on what results the trainer gets and if we “like” him.
    I’ve read Rips stuff and generally enjoy it. I never get the impression he’s going to speak on anything other than strength. That’s his thing. I realize this going in so i never expect him to mention the other aspects of fitness.
    I forgot who said it, but “periodization” is nothing more than having a plan. Good advice!
    Thanks for your “rant” and keep them coming!

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