Category Archives: Reviews

Rough Strength Review: Dinosaur Training

Dinosaur Training by Brooks D. KubikDinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and Development by Brooks D. Kubik.

You don’t need a review of this book because you probably read it. And I don’t want this to be just another review because my serious training started after reading this book. Besides, it’s not just a book anymore, it’s bible for many lifters and tranees. And I’ll be brave enough to say that it is one of the best books ever written on strength training. This post is for all younger lifters and trainees who haven’t heard about this book or for some reason haven’t read it (what is a big mistake). Yes, it’s blast from the past but it is well worth it. Dinosaur Training has its own pluses and minuses and I want to discuss them in detail.

Why Should You Even Bother? Continue reading

Rough Strength Review: Building the Gymnastic Body

Building the Gymanstic Body ReviewOftentimes you can hear a phrase like: “I want an upper body like gymnasts have”. Well, it’s no surprise, especially if you look at someone like Yuri Van Gelder (see the video below). Gymnasts have upper body strength and musculature as well as bodyweight control that have no match. So how to develop such body? Coach Christopher Sommer tries to answer this question with his book.

Who is this book for?

This book is for all the people that want to learn literally how gymnastic bodies are built. For all the people that are brave enough to look outside of the box and learn something new and useful. For all the people that want to know how to train to obtain some awesome skills like, for example, planche or front lever. Continue reading

Rough Strength Review: Convict Conditioning 2

Convict Conditioning 2“Convict Conditioning. Great book, totally awesome read and golden mine of information that you can use in your training. You can agree or disagree. It doesn’t matter because Convict Conditioning is a must read for everybody who is serious about their training. You will be able to find tons of useful and entertaining information there.”

Those are the exact words that started my review of the original Convict Conditioning. Well, recently I was lucky enough to read the sequel – Convict Conditioning 2. Can I apply same words to the second part? Well, yes. But I wouldn’t be so univocal and straight-out. Why? There are reasons. Read on and you’ll understand them. Continue reading

Rough Strength Review: Mike Mahler’s Advanced Kettlebell Course

Mike Mahler's Advanced Kettlebell CourseTime to make training fun again in 2011! You will love all of the new and exciting drills on this new DVD set! Ramp up strength and conditioning, lose fat, and build explosive power!

Who is this DVD for?

This DVD is for trainees who are already got acquainted with kettlebells, mastered basic exercises and are hungry for more. Basically, this DVD is for everyone who is intermediate or advanced level in kettlebell training. Nevertheless, beginners will learn a lot of new and useful information too.

What will you learn from it?

You will learn tons of information on technique and performance tips. Here’s a list of exercises that are demonstrated on this DVD:

Double kettlebell drill with the bells outside of the feet:  Continue reading

Convict Conditioning

Convict Conditioning and My Thoughts

Convict Conditioning. Great book, totally awesome read and golden mine of information that you can use in your training. You can agree or disagree. It doesn’t matter because Convict Conditioning is a must read for everybody who is serious about their training. You will be able to find tons of useful and entertaining information there. What’s so special about it? And why even bother with bodyweight training? Read on and you will find all the answers. Continue reading