When in doubt, start with Level 1. It forms the foundation of the higher level progressions, so it will help your practice to have the baseline movements dialed in.
When you can complete all of the movements within the rest/work time in the workout, you are ready to step it up. We recommend using a small prop on your lumbar spine to test for stability in the Plank Progression. This ensures that you are creating adequate stability to maintain posture in each position.
For most athletes the Complete Program will give them a lifelong path to progress. During different phases of your training you will always have the right level available—from rehab to high performance.
It’s completely different. We prioritize absolute strength. If you want to get stronger, you have to do harder things, not easy things more times. We are not aware of any other bodyweight programs that aim to develop maximum strength. We also seek to develop the kind of strength that is relevant to high-level athleticism. One of the critical components for elite level athletic performance is power transfer from the upper to the lower body, or vice versa. Our method is designed to build a bulletproof torso to ensure maximum core stiffness and power transfer—regardless of your sport.
While none of our programs are well-suited to beginners, seasoned athletes of every level will progress with our method. We have trained athletes across the spectrum of sport using the Bodyweight Program with excellent results. We believe that there are a few threads that connect high-level athleticism. Torsional stiffness, posterior chain strength, and single leg stability - these are all enhanced by the Program.
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