MTL Podcast Episode 81: Starting A Strength Cycle & Example Workout From MY Training

In Episode 81 of the Podcast we talk about starting a Strength Cycle and the challenges I face training at home.

More Than Lifting is a podcast all about Calisthenics, Gymnastics & Bodyweight Exercise with Rhys Morgan.

There is a lot of work that goes into programming especially if you don't have a lot of time to hit your goals.

You need to find efficient ways to achieve, to maximise your results in minimal time.

Now, just say you have a training system, a template that you use in your own training and with your clients to help them achieve their goals.

Now imagine you are in a mad rush and you CAN't use your template because of logistical issues with your training methods and what you have available to you to train with, doubled up with your training environment.

This is just a sample of the problems I am having to overcome in starting my new Strength Cycle, and in this episode I go int detail on how I am navigating these issues.

We Cover:

  • Strength Cycles
  • How To Do Strength Cycles
  • My Training Issues
  • Training At Home
  • Adjusting Your Training Methods To Suit Your Environment
  • Smashing Your Goals In No Time (Hopefully)

Sample Workout

Set 1 - Pull Ups

10 x Wide
10 x Close
10 x Neutral

Set 2 - Push / Core Superset a

10 x Tuck Planche Push Ups
10 x LSit Flutter Kicks

Set 3 - Push / Core Superset b

10 x Wall HSPUs
10 second Elbow Lever

Set 4 - Push / Core Complex

10 x Dips / Leg raises

This covers the same kind of work as the Foundation Triset which we spoke about in Episode 31 & have a more detailed article here

Then I simply do some finishers some push up variations and some low level drills like bridge raises and Handstands and more Elbow Levers

Set 5 - Low Level Drills x 3

10 x Ring Archer Push Ups
10 x Side Plank Raises
10 x Handstands (as long as possible, focus on control)

Set 6 - Finishers x 3

Push Ups
Flutter Kicks
Advanced Frog Tuck Planche

This might seem like a lot of training, but in reality it is just 30 pull, 30 push' and 30 cores, followed by some low level drills and finishers. The only reason it seems like a lot is because it is split into so many sets.

It is essentially a Foundation Triset followed by Low Level Drills and Finishers a kinda standard Strength Workout.

Although it has been adjusted for my level and specific goals.

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Rhys Morgan

Hey, I'm Rhys and I'm the Coach at MoreThanLifting I am a Personal Trainer, Gymnast & Calisthenics Coach from London. I help people get into great shape with bodyweight strength and skill training.

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