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This is a good example of the Squat Assisted Pull Up (or Squat Pull) using playground equipment. Though the author Ed Pierini offers some suggestions, those wishing to use them as a “panaerobic” exercise in the way suggested by Dr. Schwartz might do them for timed continuous reps (working up to 15 minutes or more) or […]

Dr. Schwartz envisioned the Squat Pull as a heavier strength building move that – over time – could become a major staple of the Longstrength workout. Till then he proposed using the move till tiredness was reached, and then inserting a less strenuous move as a form of “active recovery” and as part of a […]

The title “Panaerobic Walking” is a bit misleading. After all, “HeavyHands” was by Dr. Schwartz’ definition “panaerobic”, i.e. seeking to mobilize as much muscle tissue as possible to process oxygen by using all four limbs simultaneously in a series of “inefficient” motions (i.e. motions unnecessary to accomplish the basic tasks of walking, jogging or running). […]

Here’s an illustration of the “Good Morning Dip” by John McKean, a student of Dr. Len Schwartz and advocate of “Longstrength” training for weight lifters.   The “Good Morning” is another name for the “forward bend”… like that done when “touching your toes”.

Nordic Walking by definition is “Panaerobic”…some estimate that 90% of one’s musculature is involved. Whatever the amount Dr. Schwartz defined it as basically any movement activating all 4 limbs and as much muscle as possible. It’s a nice alternate day exercise for me – I find it works well doing HeavyHands one day and this […]

John aka “HHEnthusiast” recently posted an example of how a panaerobic exercise session might progress.  John personally communicated with Dr. Leonard Schwartz. In addition to doing HeavyHands three times per week, he finishes off each workout with “Panaerobics” or “Longstrength” calisthenics as taught to him by Dr. Schwartz. The Pan-X device is shown to the […]

Dr. Schwartz often talked about medleys when exercising, particularly in LongStrength calisthenics. The problem for most people – especially since he never published his book on those calisthenics or sold his Pan-X tool (only 3 prototypes were made apparently) – is how to get started.

At least one Schwartz student suggests doing “Longstrength” workouts with resistance bands. Here’s a routine John McKean did while rehabbing from a knee injury that resulted from a fall while fishing. With weight lifting contests in the near future, he had to devise a plan for his own rehab. Before the injury he used other […]

In a previous post on Isotonometrics, the question was asked: “So was this “isometrics”? Or “dynamic tension”? Or something else? That will be explored in a future article!” This is that article. Dr. Schwartz’s extant writings interact from time to time with the systems advocated by other fitness experts who are mentioned by name, like […]

In Dr. Schwartz’ patent for “Strength Endurance Method”  he describes what became his “Pan-X” exercise apparatus. While he has a separate patent for that device, he mentions it in order to describe his strength endurance method. He describes a number of exercises for his strength endurance method and one is a version of “jogging”. Why is […]