The Low Volume Strength Program is part of Lauren’s Playground, an online monthly service that includes follow-along workouts, instructional videos, nutritional guidance, and written workout programs for $29.99 per month. This streaming workout series from kettlebell expert Lauren Brooks is a highly recommended series for anyone who is interested in a fun, challenging, results driven garage workout.
Lauren’s workouts are always user-friendly, safe, and effective for all levels. Users can work out with just a kettlebell and get a full workout or they can take the challenge and use two kettlebells, add weight, use a barbell, or a sandbag. Workouts include a variety of kettlebell and bodyweight exercises expertly crafted to create a full body challenge. All the workouts are instructed by Lauren and are led by three other members who demonstrate a variety of adjustments and implements.
What We Like About This Program
We used this program for six weeks on a rotation of 3 days on, 1 day off for workouts and rest days. The program is scalable, but very effective when used as a consistent training plan. The workouts are easily interchanged, and you can perform a variety of exercise modifications to increase or decrease the challenge. For example, Lauren teaches the single leg deadlift, but provides modifications and challenges to include one kettlebell, two kettlebells, or a modified single leg deadlift. Push ups are demonstrated in a traditional strict push up, a more advanced push up with one leg lifted, push ups on a box, and for a potent challenge, a weighted push up with a sandbag.
The program includes three full body workouts and a fast and intense snatch workout that you can add to any workout for an extra burn. To complete these workouts, you only need a kettlebell set and a pull up bar, but if you wish to use the full program for maximum results you should have access to the following:
- Kettlebell Set
- Pull Up Bar
- Barbell and Plates
- Suspension Trainer
The Program Overview
One of our favorite aspects of this training program was the inclusion of mobility within the workout and as a separate component to the program. Light Turkish get ups, bodyweight windmills, walk outs to squat with a deep chest stretch, and neck mobility are some of the included mobility routines within the workouts.
The program includes the following workouts:
- Mobility/Warm Up
- Low Volume Strength 1
- Low Volume Strength 2
- Low Rep Snatch Workout
- Low Volume Strength 3-A
- Low Voume Strength 3-B
- Written Workout Program (with extra tabata workouts)
- Printable 4 Week Calendar
The following exercises are included in the workouts:
- Bottoms Up Press
- Stiff Leg Deadlift
- Turkish Get Up
- Goblet Squat
- Double Kettlebell Front Squats
- Pull Ups
- One Arm Swing
- Single Leg Deadlift
- Push Ups
- Reverse Lunge Variations
- Reverse Fly
- Mobility Movements
- Excellent, easy to follow instruction
- Scalable workouts for women and men of all ages
- Fun, creative, and challenging workouts
- Endless varieties of exercise combinations and challenges
- Full mobility routine included
- All levels
There is also a full mobility routine included in program that runs about 13 minutes. This progam is led by Franz Snideman, and works the entire body. It great as a warm up, cool down, or recovery day series. We highly recommend this program as a whole.
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