Prilepin's Chart, Programming and You

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    IMO bar speed...
    Agreed. To add to this, technique. Did your form fall to an unacceptable level during your last reps? If not, move up. But what do I know


  2. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    IMO bar speed...
    That's what I would say.
    Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/235436-tossing-weight-torobestia.html
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by PaulBlack View Post
    2 cents,
    The chart is really a guideline.
    When I got to a W/O where I was unable to get all the reps in the set (say 6x6 @ 80% or 4x4 @90% ie: Russian BP program), I tried another week. If that worked good but if not I still completed the sets with lower rep numbers perhaps or rest paused the reps to get all. Then still moved up the next week.
    Taking into consideration (more time between sets to recover more etc. etc.)
    Agreed on the guideline, but I'm a dude that can only understand quantifiable factors. Because I'm a meathead

    I like your approach to completing vs moving up.

    I know guys like Sam Byrd use bar speed, and I totally agree in principle, but damn if I can judge it worth a shyt. That's no indictment of the approach, it's me not being able to accurately judge my own performance.

    Another thing I need to get better at.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  4. I vid my lifts, so I can judge it on my own. If no vid, someone who's familiar w your bar speed can do it.

  5. Bottom line is that it shouldn't be a grinder. I'm sure you are familiar with those and have encountered grinders on your journey to hitting 400# benches, whatever squats and near 600 deadlifts. If it is you're at the top/pushing the limit. If that's ok and fits your programming so be it. I think it's not terrible if your last rep of your last set is a grinder, especially if you're working on a weakness (a grinder at low% = strength issue, grinder at high % = power issue), but you shouldn't see those anytime before your last set IMO or you're working at a higher % than you think you are/than you intended.
    Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/235436-tossing-weight-torobestia.html
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    Bottom line is that it shouldn't be a grinder. I'm sure you are familiar with those and have encountered grinders on your journey to hitting 400# benches, whatever squats and near 600 deadlifts. If it is you're at the top/pushing the limit. If that's ok and fits your programming so be it. I think it's not terrible if your last rep of your last set is a grinder, especially if you're working on a weakness (a grinder at low% = strength issue, grinder at high % = power issue), but you shouldn't see those anytime before your last set IMO or you're working at a higher % than you think you are/than you intended.
    Great post.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Great post.
    Yeah, it was a good one Toro...!

  8. I'd recommend using RPE instead of basing everything purely off of percentages, especially as you get to the higher end of the spectrum. For example, during the transmutation phase in block periodization, you're intentionally overreaching and you will most likely not get the allotted percentages as a result.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  9. When I was into PLing, I used this chart religiously when planning max attempts.
    Serious Nutrition Solutions
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