“It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.”- William of Occam

In other words: Whatever the endeavor, don’t make it more complicated than it has to be.

Let’s examine this in context of training.

The RKC Program Minimum:
Get-ups and swings.

Variety doe not mean complexity.

There are TONS of ways to put this together, aside from the “do each exercise 2 days per week” as outlined in the Enter the Kettlebell book.

For example:
16kg Get-ups
Swings :30 on, 1:00 off for 5 rounds.

40kg Get-ups
swings :30 on, :30 off for 10:00

If you don’t think there is a HUGE amount of difference between those two workouts, you haven’t tried them.

What if you don’t have a kettlebell?

How about a bodyweight version of the Program Minimum?

Burpee (Squat thrust) and pullup.

I like these two exercises because they hit every angle.

Here is a starting point:
Pullup: 3×3
Burpee :30 on, 1:00 off for 6 rounds.

Try it. Simple and brutal.