Two months ago, I launched Strong by Bret, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome so far.
I’m getting ready to film month 3 videos today. We go in 4 week waves, and next program starts on Monday. Month 1 established baseline strength with squats, bench press, hip thrusts, and deadlifts. Month 2 was a DUP plan for squats. Month 3 is going to be a DUP plan for hip thrusts with emphasis on the chin up as well. We’re always hammering the big lifts, but the emphasis changes each month so some lifts get targeted while the others are maintained. It dawned on me that I haven’t highlighted any of the ladies’ success so far. Therefore, I decided to make a special post for my Strong by Bret (SBB) badasses.
We’ve been working very hard on form, on achieving good squat depth, and on getting stronger. Here is a selection of clips that I found from exploring the #strongbybret hashtag on Instagram (496 posts in less than 2 months!). If you want to give Strong by Bret a try, I’m offering a free two-week trial.
#missionimprovesquatdepth went haywire today when my one working set was interrupted by a guy who wanted me to move my filming phone. I got one solid rep at 190; tried for the triple after the interruption and failed; lowered the weight to 185 and finished my triple with iffy depth. Why? Failing takes a lot out of you, and had turned into a head game at this point. I skimp on depth when I psych myself out. Note to self: DON'T DO THAT!! Also? Don't stop squatting for *anybody* — finish the f*#&er and THEN ask what you can do for them. #squatday #strongbybret #powerlifting
Deadlifts, I've come to love them. Sometimes ya just gotta pull. The last time I pulled this was Dec 7!! How bout #240 X 2!! I'm always working on form-yet this was a good pull in my opinion. So I can and I'll continue to pull. 3 days training only! I come back feeling so strong!! 💪🏼 #strongbybret #strongwomen #fitfifty #oldladycranking #foothills #neverfear #neversaynever #nevergiveup #justlift #lovemyfitness #lovemysunsets #fitliving #deadlift #barbellmomma #barbellforlife #foamroller #believeinyourself #gratefulformyfitlife #becauseican
I took my new fractional plates for a ride today with a triple at 137.5 lbs. Except it wasn't a triple, it was a double. Whatever. Clearly I should have stuck with 135 lbs, but I wanted to use my fractional plates, dammit. #benchpress #powerlifting #girlswhopowerlift #girlswholift #strongbybret #girlswhoareactuallybros
#humpday PR 🎉 hip thrusting 335×7 🎉 I was able to do them at a nice controlled pace with one second hold at the top and the last rep with 6 seconds hold 😰 Video is obviously speeded up to fit all reps in 15 seconds #hipthrust #thethrustisamust #bootyworkout #bootygains #bootybuilding #bootybuilder #strongbybret #gym #gymaddict #gymmotivation #gymrat #fitfam #fitspo #girlpower #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift #girlswhopowerlift #fitgirl #instafit
The skeleton leggings came out to play today. It's scientifically impossible to have a bad workout when you're wearing #skeletonleggings . It's also scientifically impossible to have a bad workout when you're training with @evenkeeledlifter (cameo) and @lucy.lifting #strongbybret #powerlifting #girlswhopowerlift #girlswholift
Keep it up ladies. You are inspiring. Strong by Bret Women Do It Better!
Loved seeing that! WTG girls (and Bret)!
This might sound like a silly question but is the Strong by Bret program focused primarily for women, or is it great for men too?
It’s great for men too…hell, it’s how I train. Lots of squats, deadlifts, hip thrusts, chins, bench press, etc. I don’t have any men using the #strongbybret hashtag though LOL.
Is Strong by Bret a full body program? How many days a week do you train?
Yep, full body 3 times per week, optional 2 more days of training if you desire.
I’m curious on how this would be for someone who has been lifting a long time (over 20 years) 5-6 days a week. I don’t want to lose upper body mass so was curious about the volume.
Woo hoo! These ladies truly rock! Awesome program!
HI Brett! I love watching your feed on instagram… I purchased your book “Strong Curves” and am considering trying out your “Strong by Brett” program, and am wondering how/if the workouts are different than the ones in your book. Also, is there any nutrition advice in the program? I am currently in my mid-40’s and have exercised for most of my adult life… recently have been in a slump and put on some weight and not feeling happy at all about where I am physically. I’m looking for my lost mojo, and love to lift…. So inspired by your program and videos… Im ready to jump in, loose some fat, put on some muscle and get fit again…. I think it’s harder at this phase of a female life with hormones playing against me…
Sorry for the long post…. I keep looking for a “contact us” email address, but there isn’t one. I hope you can reply to my email. 🙂
Hi, Kristina! Feel free to send an email to email@example.com and I’ll be happy to assist you. This program sounds like a perfect fit!
Hi Kristina! Just wondering what you decided on in the end!? 🙂 I also have the Strong Curves book and adapting the beginners program to be a bit more intense (as I am not a beginner BUT coming back from injuries). Have been thinking about the Strong by Bret OR having a personalized program by him would be a dream just need to figure out finances!