I found Steve's "Iron Isometrics" to be THE book on overcoming isometrics for quite a while. It can be found here on Page 2 of the Training Publications section.
It was inspiring, not so much for any real scientific explanation about how isometrics work, but the encouragement to experiment and try all sorts of hold times and equipment and just have fun.
I liked his story about overcoming diabetes with isometrics and getting even stronger through them, than he was already. And his disregard for gym-neat clothes and surroundings as shown in his Iron Isometrics book has something "down home" to it, with some of his clobber looking like he cut the pattern with a blunt knife.
I had a lot of fun off his book and I'm sad he's gone. A real character, I'm sure he had more to contribute to the world of isometrics and strength in general.
Post by pierinifitness on Jun 14, 2021 3:16:32 GMT
I came across an article titled, "Justa’s Singles Strategy Adapted to the Double Kettlebell Press" - maybe Michael shared it with me, I can't recall.
It was a progression program inspired by Steve Justa's singles routine of high volume of weekly singles and small but regular weight jumps every week. It worked for me. I started it about the time that I finally owned a pair of 24kg KB that I could barely OHP for a single rep and advanced fairly quickly to being able to OHP the 24kg KB pair for 8 reps. I would follow this program again if I ever wanted to reclaim what I previously did. In fact, I think I'll be ready soon to start doing some weighted pull-ups and following this program would be good for that pursuit.
Everyday can be a step up or down in your journey of life toward prosperity or disparity. Working hard for something you don't like is called stress. Working hard for something you love is called passion.
That's a shame, I was watching the old video of him wobbling a big girder just yesterday. A lot of Steve's ideas were stuff that seemed like good food for thought or an interesting way to train for a while, but his isometric book and DVDs were definitely his best works and easily the best isometrics material I've come across.
If a certain someone wasn't kind of out of the picture now and considering that their last big kick was isometrics. I bet we'd have to only wait about 6 months from now to start being treated to "in my phone calls with the late Steve Justa......".