Training for the outdoors is likely best for overall health, longevity, and utility. You’ll learn: Four important lower body exercises; how to think of and leverage “zone 2” cardio; my favorite core exercise; a case for being supermedium; and more …
I'll never be supermedium but I'm working on being Xl :) Would rucking count as a loaded carry? Also bird dog/broken table is great. Wobbling all over the place is a good sign because it means your using muscles to stabilize. So many people get frustrated when they can't do something that "looks" easy. Holding that pose for 30 seconds takes core strength and stability. Another awesome newsletter!
That. Was. Awesome! Thank you - I've hit the point of overload (overwhelm, actually) with way too many exercises/workouts/mobility drills being thrown at me and not enough hours in the day to do them all. Thanks for keeping it simple and useful - and helping pull me out of the rabbit hole 😁
Great post. Relatively new follower and really enjoying the content. With regards to the leg exercises it all makes sense, but curious how you thought about these exercises vs. step-ups, which also seem to be a really important leg exercise. You have a lot of great insight, but I'm struggling a bit to try to organize all of them into a balanced routine for myself. I think you mentioned there was a workout book for super medium coming soon. Is that right?
Q. If you were to stranded on a desert island and you could only use one informative article to direct your efforts to achieve and maintain fitness, which one would you choose? A. This one. I would choose this one. Great article! I would also add for people looking for a simple workout plan, GORUCK has made their daily WODs free: https://www.goruck.com/blogs/news-stories/daily-wod-august-2023
Loved these exercises! The Romanain deadlift was my favorite. I have been doing them incorrectly for years. The videos really help. Bird dogs are the bomb. Great article! Thank you.
Great post Michael. I feel like you’re one of the few that encourages people to not worry so much about getting big or gaining tons of muscle. It seems like there is a belief in the longevity world that more muscle is always better, so it’s nice to hear an opposing view. I’m excited for your upcoming Super Medium program!
I read the newsletters on an iPad using safari. When I click on the links it can’t find the server. Enjoying the content but would like to see it all
Great article. Maybe my favorite one yet.
#6... This... This right here has been my biggest obstacle.
I started my journey at 375 lbs and got down to about 206lbs in 2006 through a lot of running and under-feeding. Since them, my weight has yo-yo'd a bit. I am currently around 270lbs and at 6'0" tall, At age 50, this just cannot be.
So my ultimate goal of 3 "easy strength" days and 3-4 rucking days seems like a good fit. But damn if getting down to 230-ish hasn't been hard.