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Russian Strength-Skill: Chin-ups & Loaded Walking

Hello Christian,

In your RSS write-up, you mention briefly that you would use chin-ups (or rowing) as hypertrophy work as opposed to a strength exercise. Could you touch on what that might look like in the context of RSS? Perhaps accumulated reps a couple times per week, or a few sets of 5?

How might you fit a Farmer Walk into the week, if at all?

This has been one of the most powerful (and fun) training methods for me (alongside original HP Mass), but I would like to include more grip and core work through Chins and Loaded Walks, even possibly some Hammer & Tire stuff. These items fit the bill for manual-labor-esque training, but do they fit the program itself?

Thank you for your time and insight.

  • Howie