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    Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x...

    Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x 20:10

    HR at end of exercise: 156 bpm
    HR at exercise + 2: 103 bpm
    HR at exercise + 5: 82 bpm
    HR at exercise + 10: 73 bpm
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    BBS big 5. Improved on TUL or weight for all 5...

    BBS big 5. Improved on TUL or weight for all 5 exercises over last week.
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    My first week on BBS, I did 130 lbs on the leg...

    My first week on BBS, I did 130 lbs on the leg press, for 80s under load until momentary muscular failure. On my last workout, 4 months in, I did 210 lbs for 90s under load until momentary muscular...
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    Jump rope day. 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x 20:10

    Jump rope day. 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x 20:10
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    To the OP I've been doing BBS as Rx'd (Big 5...

    To the OP

    I've been doing BBS as Rx'd (Big 5 on machines) since May. I also add one day a week of jump rope intervals, totaling 15 minutes of rope work. I've been extremely happy with the results...
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    BBS Big 5. Improvements for TUL for all 5 over...

    BBS Big 5. Improvements for TUL for all 5 over last week, and will be moving up in weights on a couple exercises next week. Total workout time: 11 minutes.
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    BBS Big 5. Progression all the way around, except...

    BBS Big 5. Progression all the way around, except for overhead press, which was just about the same as last week (same weight/same TUL). Total workout was 8m 30s
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    Jumprope day: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x 20:10

    Jumprope day: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x 20:10
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    BBS Big 5 at new gym; progressed in either weight...

    BBS Big 5 at new gym; progressed in either weight or TUL (or both) for all exercises over last week. Total workout time: 10 minutes.
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    +1 on Gokhale; also, Alexander Technique can be...

    +1 on Gokhale; also, Alexander Technique can be very useful (and is compatible with Gokhale's work).
  11. I'd like to add a quick on-topic but off-topic...

    I'd like to add a quick on-topic but off-topic recommendation, with regards to BBS:

    After doing the "Big 5" for about 3 1/2 months, my wife and I have recently changed gyms, in part because we...
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    Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x...

    Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x 20:10

    HR at completion: 154 bpm
    HR at + 2: 88 bpm
    HR at +5: 84 bpm
    HR at +10: 86

    I'm using the instant heart rate app on my iPhone, which is...
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    BBS big 5. In the process of switching gyms, so I...

    BBS big 5. In the process of switching gyms, so I need to re-find where I need to be on all the machine settings with these new (better) machines. Expect to have everything dialed in in the next week...
  14. Sounds good, Richard. Keep us posted on your...

    Sounds good, Richard. Keep us posted on your progress/tinkering with it.
  15. I'm hardly an expert in BBS/HIT, but I have read...

    I'm hardly an expert in BBS/HIT, but I have read in multiple places that improvements in the first couple months are likely primarily due to CNS adaptation/skill improvement, and that hypertrophy...
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    Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x...

    Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x 20:10

    - Hitting more double-unders during 60:60
    - Working harder (based on perceived exertion/perceived jumping rate) on tabata

    HR at completion...
  17. I was influenced by a few things: 1) In BBS,...

    I was influenced by a few things:

    1) In BBS, they do talk about doing non-exercise activity as being quite beneficial. This is echoed in the Primal Blueprint directive to "lots of slow movement."...
  18. I have been doing BBS (Big 5, as Rx'd) for the...

    I have been doing BBS (Big 5, as Rx'd) for the last 11 weeks. I've been a regular gym-goer for 20+ years (I'm M, 43, 5'10, 152lbs). I have been doing a 16-minute jump rope interval workout once a...
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    Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x...

    Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x 20:10

    Hitting more and more double-unders on the 60:60 rounds; pushing harder and harder in the tabata.

    Average resting pulse is around 45.
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    Fasted (well, a cup of black coffee). You can...

    Fasted (well, a cup of black coffee). You can easily (?) adapt to fasted workouts; just start with a very very minimal workout without eating, and go from there.
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    I would recommend you at least read Body By...

    I would recommend you at least read Body By Science, to explore some other thoughts about recovery time, necessary stimulus, and so on.

    There's no question that SL, SS, 5/3/1, etc. can all be very...
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    3.8 mile walk this morning, while listening to a...

    3.8 mile walk this morning, while listening to a few podcasts.
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    Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x...

    Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 x 20:10

    I'm starting to notice a decease in my average resting pulse, which is now regularly 44 bpm, and sometimes a couple bpm lower.
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    BBS Big 5. Have moved to different machines for a...

    BBS Big 5. Have moved to different machines for a couple of the exercises for better mechanics.

    I've been regularly going to the gym for 20+ years, trying all sorts of programs with a variety of...
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    Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 X...

    Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 4 x 30:30, 8 X 20:10 (tabata)

    HR at Exercise Completion: 165 bpm
    HR at Exercise + 2 min: 101 bpm
    HR at Exercise + 5 min: 93 bpm
    HR at Exercise + 10 min: 85 bpm...
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