The title of this post is stolen from Strength Coach and Author Dan John, who stole it from Dan Gable. For those that don’t know, Dan Gable may be the greatest wrestler in the history of the sport. The actual sport, not the “sports entertainment” stuff. So what does this mean for the average fitness enthusiast? Does it mean that you need to Front Squat with a barbell every day?
Well, you could do that I suppose, but in reality for most of us, what that means is if squatting as a pattern is important, we should do some kind of squat on a daily basis in our training. So one day should most likely be some type of front squat, whether it’s with a kettlebell or barbell or what have you. But maybe on the next day, you do just a simple bodyweight squat, or split squat. Then on the next day, perform a goblet squat. The day after that, it’s pistol squats. Get my drift here?
Typically the next questions for something like this would be:
“Where do I put these in my workouts?”
“How many sets and reps should I do?”
It’s kind of like brushing your teeth in that the answer is that it’s not as important “how” you get it done. It’s important “that” you get it done. So add them in as your warm up. Or you can add them in between sets of whatever you are focusing on that day. Tomorrow, I will post an example workout of how to go about doing this.