Novie Power Lifter in Need of Some Advice
02-21-2010 01:37 PM
If I were you I would run a classic periodization (like coans) for a while until you stall out. The extra work load will help you develop a strong base to work off of. Then I would transition into a westside protocol.
02-22-2010 11:42 PM
Originally Posted by MongoSS
you can use coans routine into ur westside as the ME movement. if ur in the 1-3 rep range of his routine.. if ur stalling on his routine. switch it out and do board presses for 2 to 3 weeks then try to go back to where u left off in his routine.
02-23-2010 09:42 AM
On the subject of 5/3/1 there's a good interview with tate and wendler: http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_a...te_and_wendler
and in particular a few quotes that I think apply to the OP:-
"I've learned over the years that the fewer variables you have in your program, the easier it is to see what's wrong. I can make one little change and get back on course. "
"Every program is 8 weeks to this, 12 weeks to that. When you look at it, though, Dave's been training for 30 years. When he sees an 8-week program, it's a very small bit of his overall training life. Yet all these guys want everything to happen in those eight weeks.
Does anyone want to hear "24 months to a better body?" Hell no. But it's the truth. And, really, two years isn't that long at all."
"Jim's breaking PR's every week and things are always moving forward. That's very important. "
I think if wendler, with his many years of lifting experience is STILL making gains on 5/3/1 there's something very wrong if you aren't. You need to step back, take an ego check start from scratch and build again.
On a side note - the 'bloat walk' - very very funny
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