Clarification on Steve Bechtel's Integrated Strength Program
In Steve Bechtel's book Climb Strong Logical Progression, he recommends an integrated strength program (pages 54 and 55) that combines a fingerboard workout, heavy strength workout (weightlifting), and mobility into a "circuit-style" workout format.
He gives an example protocol:
A1: Hangboard 1
A3: Hip Mobiliy
B1: Hangboard 2
B2: Push Up
B3: Shoulder Mobility
C1: Hangboard 3
C2: Push Up
He then instructs: "3 sets of each group, done circuit-style", but provides no definition of circuit style. Ive interpreted it two different ways:
A Group - B Group - C Group - A Group - B Group - C Group - A Group - B Group - C Group
A Group - A Group - A Group - B Group - B Group - B Group - C Group - C Group - C Group
Can anyone provide insight into which of the above protocols is meant by the term "circuit style"?
The way I read it, it's the latter. Makes more sense because you're not mixing finger positions, most importantly not training full crimp without being warmed up enough.
You may have already have listened to it, but if not, on Episode 22 of "The Power Company Podcast" he went into pretty good detail about Integrated Strength. From what I remember I would say the circuit style is referring to the fact that you are doing your Weights and Movement exercises between your Hangs. I don't know that it would make that much of a difference which of those two protocols you did, but I'm not an expert.
Yep, I interpreted it as the latter as well. I admit it's a bit confusing in a number of areas on that section of the book.
I interpret it as the latter, and would do it as the latter even if that's not what he intended.
I would not be doing my second & third sets of deadlifts after already being a bit tired and having done multiple sets of pushups, hangs, and splits. Deadlifting I want to be totally fresh to maintain good form.
"integrated strength" it is not good as "crushing strength."
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