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Starting My 40 Day Program

Do you think this exercise selection would be good for Dan John and Pavel’s 40 day program?

Zercher Squat - 2x5
Bench Press - 2x5
Weighted Pull-up - 2x5
Kettlebell Swing - 1x50
Full Contact Twist - 1x5

Seems pretty solid. The only thing I’d be concerned with is doing Zerchers daily. If you’re not used to them, you might end up beating up your elbows too much. Also, just make sure you’re getting good depth with them.

Other than that, go for it.

why specifically zercher squats?

I’d do a deadlift variation instead of the zerchers.