I think that if he only advocates 4 movements, and you switch out 25% of those movements, you’re not going to enjoy the benefits of it. Abbreviated training is awesome, but it means you really can’t be making any adjustments or swapping, because every movement is geared to get the absolute most bang for your buck, and the KB swing is no substitute for the deadlift.
If your lower back is dodgy, you won’t fix that by avoiding training it. Get it stronger.[/quote]
Thanks for the input T3hPwnisher, I always really appreciate your advice. I think you are right, I should work on fixing the issue instead of avoiding it.
Besides that substitution can you think of any other flaws?
I should add that for the dips I would use rings and for the chins I would do sternum-chins to get some semblance of a row movement in there. I’d add weight to both. I’d also tack some facepulls at the end of each session for shoulder development and health.[/quote]
doing the dips on rings will reduce the external load you can handle. Sternum-chins will reduce the number of reps you can get. Facepulls probably aren’t a problem. Why don’t you just do it straight? Why modify anything at all? (Unless rings are the only dip mechanism you have.)[/quote]
Thanks for the input flipcollar. In the video he actually says dip and chin variations, rather than strictly the standard versions.
I see what you mean about the sternum chins though, and I think you are right, but I’ll stick with the ring dips - I really prefer the movement and feel a much better contraction with it.