I’am Ian Clark and this is my story.
I really started to get serious about fully balanced workouts that supplement pre-existing muscular imbalances and focus on form and control. But I had trouble designing them myself and being sure about what was safest and most efficient for my body.
I felt I was really just plateauing with weights and, like I mentioned, I’m really familiar with body weight based exercise. I find it more relaxing, more meditative, it demands greater focus from me, I feel more inclined to bring on the intensity, it’s practical and applicable strength, it’s cost effective, convenient, much easier to track and break through my progressions, and one is less likely to risk injury in progressing because the next progression often can’t be done without first building the skill and balance.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESULTS SO FAR?
Very steady. My reps are going up, rest times are decreasing, and skill work is becoming second nature. I’ve also been packing on lean muscle.
WHAT, IF ANYTHING, ALMOST KEPT YOU FROM BUYING THE BOOK OR STARTING THE PROGRAM?
I found the book because it so perfectly matched my criteria. I believe strength is a lifetime pursuit, not a few week fad. The guide to progressions met my biggest concern; getting from here to there.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT THE PROGRAM?
The detail in progressions and form. I’m all about safety and true strength gains. Protecting/strengthening my joints and working smarter rather than harder are the biggest sellers for me.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD?
I’m an advanced neuromuscular therapist and I can vouche that this routine is safe, effective, all around beneficial, and a steady path to gains. Also lately people have been asking how I’ve gotten so ripped so I just tell them.
I love everything about calisthenics and this training program. Personally, I’m a fan of parallel bar work but of course this guide is for beginners. Not to mention I love that I can do the whole workout in my room and the addition of parallel bars would ruin that.
You rock and thank you!