10 Sep What’s The Best Strength Training Program?

Kettlebell on MatLast weekend was amazing.

I had the honor to assist at the StrongFirst Level One Kettlebell Certification up in Philadelphia.

The experience was incredible and it was great to enhance my coaching skills, as well as learn how to refine techniques and drill progressions.

I could write an entire article on the experience, but I’ll save that for later.

Anyway, one of the key topics that was presented at the certification was on program design.

Let me ask you a question.

What program are you doing right now?

Are you even doing a program?

Or are you just “working out?”

You see, many people train completely random, meaning they “work out” without a specific training plan or structured purpose.

This is a huge mistake, if you want to get any kind of specific results.

As a matter of fact, I would say that this is clearly one of the biggest mistakes people make in strength training or exercise, not having a specific program in place.

The thing is, if you don’t have a specific program and train randomly, how will you get better and achieve the goal you want (providing you actually know what it is you want).

Master kettlebell instructor, Phil Scarito, stated “the simple programs are the best programs.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Programming doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated to be successful and the best programs are typically the simplest (I didn’t say they were the easiest).

Just look at Pavel’s Power to the People, Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1, Pavel’s Program Minimum, or almost any of Dan John’s programs in his great book, Never Let Go.

I could keep naming great programs that are incredibly simple, yet extremely powerful and effective.

The thing is, while they are simple, none of them are easy.

The key to getting results comes down to 3 things I’ll share with you right now.

Are you ready?

Here they are.

1-Know what it is you want.  (And, I mean clearly define your training goal.)

2-Pick the ONE program that matches that training goal.

3-Stick to the program.

That’s it.

That’s the secret to getting what you want.

This is actually no secret, but it is the truth.

Why doesn’t this work for everyone?

Here’s why.

It’s a failure of one or all three of the things I just mentioned.

Failing to identify the top goal, not picking the right program to match that goal, or simply not sticking to the program.

Honestly, getting what you want isn’t any harder than the 3 steps I mentioned above.

But, you’ve got to do those 3 things.

Program design and implementation is so critical to getting results, but it’s also one of the biggest mistakes people make to sabotage themselves.

The simple point of all this is that the best program is to have a program.

I believe it was Karen Smith who said this in our Podcast interview, when I asked her what her big action is for listeners.

She said to listeners “pick one program and stick to it through completion.”


That’s brilliant and such great advice.

If you want results, don’t do what most do and train “randomly” doing a bunch of “stuff.”

Instead, pick one program.

And, do the program until it’s complete.

It’s amazing and powerful.

If you do this, I can guarantee something positive will result.


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And, a great example of a specific program for a specific result is the “Shock and Awe” Protocol for size and strength.

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