Many articles on this site discuss the merits of different training programs. As a result I often get emails from readers asking which program I am currently using. This is a “snapshot” of my current training and I will update with followups quarterly. I will keep these snapshots relatively brief. If you have questions, shoot me an email or post the question in the comments below.
Everyday, training or not, I start the day with Original Strength’s movement resets. It’s a five minute routine that involves rolling, rocking, nodding, and crawling. On training days I complete the routine again as part of my warm up. I’ve been using Original Strength’s resets for a few years now and feel they are the perfect cure for all of the time police officers spend seated in a cruiser. They also just recently released Original Strength for the Tactical Athlete.
My current focus: Minimum Effective Dose Training. 12 hour shifts, a baby, and moving are making it difficult for me to complete long training sessions. Instead, I am dicing my training up into 2 or 3 15-to-20 Minute training sessions each day.
GPP: My general physical preparedness training program of choice is Pavel Tsatsouline’s Simple & Sinister. I have reviewed the book and program in the past on this site. The program calls for 100 kettlebell swings and 5 Turkish Get-Ups. The program takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and I split the swings and TGUs up into two different training sessions and do swings right after I wake up and have coffee and TGUs after my shift or before bed on off days.
Current working weights: Swings: 32kg, TGUs: 28kg
Strength Training: Daily Dose Deadlift Plan. I am deadlifting almost everyday, but the intensity and volume are both very low. Most days I am only pulling 5 singles of 75% of my max. I am enjoying this program a lot (hell I get to deadlift daily, that alone is awesome), and I will write a full review of the program once I have completed a few cycles.
Current working weight: I’m using 365 as an estimated max for the first cycle.
If you want to follow my training in detail, I keep a daily training log on the Strong First Forums. Only catch is the training log section is a “members only” area, you can’t view the thread unless you sign up (it’s free). My log is underthe Training Logs Members Only section and titled “Premeditated Fitness”.
Now you know what programs I am following. What program are you following? Tell me about it in the comments or email me about it.