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Stu Orr

http://hammproductions.com/.../www/drken.html

Posted this on Draper's as well. Nice segment on my greatest influence in the weightroom.
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coomo

do you know how old he is now? fantastic piece.
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Stu Orr

I believe he is 62.
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Mark S

Thanks for posting.

Mark
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sgb2112

Waynes, still believe he used fake weights?
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Crotalus

Yeas, thanks for posting this .

Dr. Ken was my top influence as well in strength training. The first thing I read of his was an article in the old Iron Man magazine titled 'The Look of Power' which was also in one issue of his Steel Tip newsletter. I was hooked after that article and his '50% sets' became one of the most result producing ways for me to train.

I still have the original article on 50% sets which was in Muscular Development magazine back in the mid 80's.

His incredible strength on such a small frame never ceases to amaze me.
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Lioncourt

Truly the biggest badass in weight training today. None of us are worthy to hold Dr. Ken's jock strap.
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cmg

Is there anything there?

Thanks,

Ron
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spud

Love it. Dr Ken looks harder than a coffin nail.
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FatGuyThin

Thanks for posting, Stu.

Craig
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FatGuyThin

Crotalus wrote:
I still have the original article on 50% sets which was in Muscular Development magazine back in the mid 80's.

His incredible strength on such a small frame never ceases to amaze me.


I have that article. I remember using 50% sets after reading it.
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SteveHIT

It would be good if someone put all Ken's work together in book form, like Randall J. Strossen did with John McCallum's Keys to progress.
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Stu Orr

I'm actually using 50% sets on some of my movements now.
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Lioncourt

Stu Orr wrote:
I'm actually using 50% sets on some of my movements now.


What's the cliff notes version of Dr. Ken's program there?
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Crotalus

Stu Orr wrote:
I'm actually using 50% sets on some of my movements now.


I usually go back to 50% sets during the winter. Very simple, minimum of equipment/exercises needed and very productive.

Anytime during my 24 years of training I got screwy with my workouts ; reading too much about it, over thinking things, etc etc , going back to 50% sets immediately put me back on track.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Lioncourt wrote:
Stu Orr wrote:
I'm actually using 50% sets on some of my movements now.

What's the cliff notes version of Dr. Ken's program there?




And please refresh my feeble memory on how many exercises/workout you typically do in the plan.
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johnbhoy

Armed Forces - Europe

Stu Orr wrote:
I'm actually using 50% sets on some of my movements now.

What eactly do you mean by 50% sets?
I have read very little of Dr Ken's work.
John.

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Stu Orr

50% sets:

Take a movement to failure, take exactly one minute and aim for at least half of the reps of the first set. Sometimes I take 20-30 secs and then bang out a few more instead of waiting the full minute. Perhaps I'll post some of these on youtube this week. I'm currently on the last few weeks before a deadlift meet. After my deads or squats I have been running a few of these 50% sets on Hammer Strength or dumbells. By the way Tom T. thanks for the cambered bar. It feels great to be squatting with that again.
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Stu Orr

Simon-hecubus,

I'm currently lifting 2 days per week:

Cambered bar squat
leg curl
row or chin
log bar press
row or chin
curl
maybe a sled drag, farmers walk, etc..

barbell deads (meet prep)
Magnum squats (upright and slow)
any chest move (hammer or db)
row or chin
curl

i've been mostly doing the 50% sets with my upper body push/pull movements. that's been pretty much the basic template as of right now. I vary this using different modalities for alot of the exercises.


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Lioncourt

Stu Orr wrote:
50% sets:

Take a movement to failure, take exactly one minute and aim for at least half of the reps of the first set. Sometimes I take 20-30 secs and then bang out a few more instead of waiting the full minute. Perhaps I'll post some of these on youtube this week. I'm currently on the last few weeks before a deadlift meet. After my deads or squats I have been running a few of these 50% sets on Hammer Strength or dumbells. By the way Tom T. thanks for the cambered bar. It feels great to be squatting with that again.


Thanks for the info. Sounds like a really early form of Doggcrapp training, except DC uses shorter breaks one more mini-set.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Stu Orr wrote:
Simon-hecubus,

I'm currently lifting 2 days per week:

Cambered bar squat
leg curl
row or chin
log bar press
row or chin
curl
maybe a sled drag, farmers walk, etc..

barbell deads (meet prep)
Magnum squats (upright and slow)
any chest move (hammer or db)
row or chin
curl

i've been mostly doing the 50% sets with my upper body push/pull movements. that's been pretty much the basic template as of right now. I vary this using different modalities for alot of the exercises.


Cool beans, Stu. Please tell me more about the cambered bar Squats. I have wrist issues that sometimes make straight-bar Squats a pain.

How wide is the camber? Is it like an EZ-curl bar except with the camber stretched out to shoulder width or something else?

Regards,
Scott
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Michael Petrella

Ontario, CAN

Thanks for posting this. Have to thank JMCB for giving me my first steel tip news letter. Ken has the look of someone who genuinely understands the game.
This video was inspirational.

Michael
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Stu Orr

it is roughly the same as a Buffalo bar
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Lioncourt

simon-hecubus wrote:
Cool beans, Stu. Please tell me more about the cambered bar Squats. I have wrist issues that sometimes make straight-bar Squats a pain.


Have you ever looked into Dave Draper's Top Squat? It's a device that makes holding a bar for a squat a lot easier for those with shoulder and other joint issues.
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JimBryan

Florida, USA

Doc Ken is the real deal.
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