A self-paced strength training program for intermediate to advanced lifters.
Year of Strength 2022 is a DIY, hands-off product, meaning that you complete the workouts on your own and no coaching support is provided. If you’d like extra accountability or support, consider Lift with Sohee or for more personalized guidance, online coaching. Year of Strength 2022 is a bundled version of the Lift with Sohee 2021 workouts. If you were a member of Lift with Sohee during that time, there is no need to purchase this product.
Absolutely. Year of Strength 2.0 is designed for people who want to increase strength, change their body composition, and feel healthier and more confident. With regards to fat loss versus muscle gain, the main difference comes down to your nutrition (primarily, your calorie intake). Your workouts themselves do not need to change whether your goal is to lose fat or gain muscle.
There’s no one single exercise you have to do! You can always do a different exercise within the same movement pattern category. Feel free to make exercise swaps as you see fit.
Every exercise in the program is linked to a GIF showing you exactly how to do the workout.
Days 1-3 can be done in about 45-60 minutes, and the optional Day 4 takes about 20-30 minutes.
Sohee does not recommend combining different training programs, as they are specifically designed to be done alone. The Year of Strength 2.0 workouts take total training volume into consideration, so adding in more may be counterproductive. If you’d like to do cardio or other forms of physical activity outside of strength training, you are certainly welcome to do so. Just make sure you’re keeping tabs on your overall recovery levels.
None of Sohee’s programs will ever specify the exact loads for you to use. This is because everyone’s strength levels are different, and what might be heavy to one person may be too light for another. Sohee recommends using a challenging weight for whatever exercise you are performing in the target repetition range. There may be some trial and error involved during the first week of a new program as you identify the best loads for you to use, but no worries! That’s all part of the process.
We suggest having a variety of dumbbells and bands (continuous loop or with handles, and mini-bands) at your disposal in order to get the most out of the home version of this program. You can also be creative and find makeshift weights with common implements around the house! However, if you have absolutely zero access to anything at all, you might be better suited to our Lift at Home Program, which has no equipment requirements.
Once you pay the one-time fee, there are no other fees involved. You also have access to the program indefinitely once it is downloaded.
No, this program is delivered via PDF and each exercise is hyperlinked. It is not a mobile app.
You have the option to pick the frequency and location that works best for you. Gym or home, 2 days a week or 3-4 days a week. You perform the same program for 4-5 weeks total before moving on to the next month. You can also swap training frequencies from month to month or even week to week depending on what you have going on in your life and how your workout schedule availability changes.
Year of Strength 2.0 is the 2021 Lift with Sohee workouts packaged into a PDF. The original Year of Strength consists of the Lift with Sohee workouts from the year 2020. The 2.0 version consists of more recent programming, and there’s an additional 2-day-a-week program that the original Year of Strength does not have.
If you were a member of Lift with Sohee during 2021, these are the same workouts. If you were only a member for a few months and want the rest of the workouts, this is a great way to do them.