As planned, last week I completed the first week of Dan John’s Even Easier Strength program.
Day 1 – 2×5 Deadlifts, Overhead Press, Seated Cable Row (3×5), Hip Thrust and three sets of farmer’s walks.
Day 2 – Ditto
Day 3 – 5/3/2 of all of the above lifts, plus three sets of farmer’s walks
Day 4 – 2×5 again + three sets of seated rows and farmer’s walks
Day 5 – 2×5 + three sets of seated rows and farmer’s walks
All in all, I feel pretty good. When I started my shoulders were a bit cranky with the overhead presses, but now, halfway through week two, I have no pain at all. That dovetails nicely with Matt Foreman’s book, where he posits that frequent movement makes your joints healthier.
Also, I love the quickness of the workouts. They have been taking me anywhere from 35-45 minutes, which for me is downright speedy. I am a slow worker-outer, usually piddling around for 60-90 minutes. With Even Easier Strength, I even have time for pre-workout mobility and stretching and still get through everything in a timely manner without taking all freaking day. Win.
My diet was absolute shit, though. What else is new? Working on getting the daily lifting a habit, then eating better a habit.