Building Strength with High Rep Bodyweight Training

High rep training is brutal, plain and simple. And the people that say it only conditions
the body are out of their minds. The fact is the majority don’t have the guts or the will
to push themselves through pain associated with high reps. They say it doesn’t build
strength, how would they know? They don’t do near enough to find out and you know
why? They are as mentally weak as they are physically weak.

Most of these so called trainers will get to a certain number and blow their load and quit
Try this, do as many pushups as you can fast, do as many as possible. Now your breathing
heavy and this is where most people give in, stay there and do more; negotiate with your
body to do more. Now the extra  reps that you can barely do, does it feel like just conditioning
or strength building?

I have been able to remain strong through out the whole body using basic high rep bodyweight
exercises. Again people dismiss them because they can’t do them. They stop and never spend
enough time to get results because constant physical and mental anguish deter most.

Most people spend more time inactive than active, I spend rarely anytime resting almost
none. If I train for 15 minutes it will be non stop 15 minutes. If I decide to do 1,000 Star Jumps
in 1 hour I will do almost anything to accomplish my set challenge. It’s an “Aggressive Attitude”
that drives me!

I don’t know very many people that train with extremely high reps because it is a brutal type
of training, as far as wearing out I have said it before, after over 30 years of training  and working
manual labor also over 30 years I should be crippled up, but so far have proved the critics and
experts wrong!

Think it’s easy just pick one or two exercises and do as many as possible in 15 minutes and no rest.

10 burpees/ 20 pushups no rest 15 minutes how long can you go before a short break, what will give
in first burpees or pushups or your “Will”

Check out the One Arm Superman Pushup wearing a 45lb back pack. Strength? 1 st attempt at
a weighted One Arm Superman Pushup, successful and 99.9% of my training is done with high

 Toughness Builds Winners

Johnny Grube



  1. Sibghatallah Imdad says

    This is good stuff Johnny. I’m a junior and a wrestler in high school in the 160 lb. weight class. Recently I’ve been making the change to these shorter and more aggressive style workouts for conditioning as that is what mimics wrestling the most. No more running miles on end bullcrap! Hell just today, I had a 7 min. workout. I did 2 rounds of a 3 min. interval of 20 sec. burpees and 10 sec. shadow wrestling. Continued that until I reached three minutes, then went at it again after a min of rest for another 3 minutes. Keep it comin man!

  2. anthony romayo says

    I’m in full agreement. Just got my second book of yours. Did a workout from it and was shot.I did it in 20 minutes and was floored. The best part about this training is how I feel the next day. Keep up with the great info

  3. Good stuff. Thinking about moving away from CF and back to BW.

  4. John Smith says

    I also had this experience with bodyweight squats by doing it as fast as possible. It felt like I was doing heavy barbell squats, and I felt failure.

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