04-06-2004, 09:25 AM
Can someone tell me what the main differences between these 2 joint programs?
04-06-2004, 10:41 AM
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04-06-2004, 11:24 AM
I used Super Joints for a couple of months when I was first getting back into working out and had lost a lot of ROM. I only had the book, but it was easy to follow and get the basic form down.
Overall, I liked Super Joints very much, and Pavel covers the major joints pretty well and gets into some of his stretching material as well. Super Joints definitely helped me overcome a lot of stiffness and crepitus resulting from disuse. The overall progression of Super Joints was to start with less ROM and work to have more ROM.
I eventually got Warrior Wellness to see how the two programs compare. Since there isn't a book, I got the tape set and started working with that.
Right away, I noticed that the basic principles of Super Joints and Warrior Wellness are the same. However, Scott Sonnon went much further with it, and created a more thorough approach that released much more of the tension in my joints than Super Joints did. I was pleasantly surprised to find simple movements for small joints like the fingers, sideways motions for the neck and spine, and a progressive integration of multiple limbs.
Warrior Wellness is also a more ambitious program, starting with simple movements and building into more complex motions that Super Joints either never touched or would include with the simple movements. After a few months of Super Joints, I still felt challenged by some of the elements of Warrior Wellness - Beginner, especially the 4 Corner Balance Drill.
I have attempted Warrior Wellness Intermediate just once, and went right back to refining the movements from the Beginner level. Scott isn't kidding when he recommends refining technique before moving on, and the same goes for his approach to ROM exercises. You need to have both the ROM and a certain level of coordination before you jump to the next level, something I didn't find at all in Super Joints.
Overall I like both programs, but I very much prefer Warrior Wellness for being thorough and for providing a means of building coordination integral with my ROM.
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