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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/10/25 09:57:22 (permalink)
Nice article and liking the routine, simple but obviously effective. Immense progress from the author there too, very impressive. May run this program after my current one finishes, i like the look of it.
 
Out of interest - you do zero accessory stuff? No upper back work for instance, just the 4 lifts?
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/10/25 12:09:57 (permalink)
Hi Ox,
 
Thanks for the comments! Feel free to do any accessory work you feel comfortable with although personally I have recently started adding accessories to the programme and I will share the results when I've had enough time to analyse real progress.
 
It is important that any accessory work is just that, an accessory, as an idea I have started to incorporate lat pull down, seated rows, curls, box squats etc.
 
Let me know your thoughts when you start the programme
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/10/25 12:17:39 (permalink)
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Hi Ox,
 
Thanks for the comments! Feel free to do any accessory work you feel comfortable with although personally I have recently started adding accessories to the programme and I will share the results when I've had enough time to analyse real progress.
 
It is important that any accessory work is just that, an accessory, as an idea I have started to incorporate lat pull down, seated rows, curls, box squats etc.
 
Let me know your thoughts when you start the programme


Cheers for that, i only ask as i in the past have not done any accessory work but recently added some and it does seem to be helping, maybe placebo though! I full agree, accessory is accessory, main lifts are where its at.
 
Very impressive lifts you got in an insanely short period of time, its clearly worked for you!

 
 
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/10/25 12:51:31 (permalink)
Great progress in such a short period of time. Was this done assisted?

Also, do you not play golf at all anymore? I love both sports and would give anything to be at a professional level in golf. It's just too bloody hard though.

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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/10/25 13:25:48 (permalink)
I am very interested in trying this programme out as my workouts have become a bit stale of late.
 
What sort of rest periods are we talking between sets and or between exercises?
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/10/27 09:21:36 (permalink)
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Great progress in such a short period of time. Was this done assisted?

Also, do you not play golf at all anymore? I love both sports and would give anything to be at a professional level in golf. It's just too bloody hard though.



Hi Edbanger,
 
Thanks for the comments. I am not an assisted lifter, I train raw as I feel this gives a true representation of real world strength and that is what interests me at this time.
 
As far as the golf is concerned I still play occasionally but not enough to compete at the highest level anymore. Keep practising day in, day out and you might surprise yourself!
 
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/10/27 09:26:06 (permalink)
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I am very interested in trying this programme out as my workouts have become a bit stale of late.
 
What sort of rest periods are we talking between sets and or between exercises?




Hi Oldy,
 
Rest period is whatever works for you, the main criteria is that you rest enough to complete the next set without going to failure.
 
Currently I rest for around two minutes between sets and up to five minutes between exercises.
 
I Hope this helps, enjoy the programme!
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/10/27 10:18:09 (permalink)
I think Edbanger and the assisted comment was more down to the point of, are you assisted from PED's.
 

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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/10/27 10:24:53 (permalink)
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I think Edbanger and the assisted comment was more down to the point of, are you assisted from PED's.
 




Hmmm, I didn't read that into the question but the answer to that is no as well, I've been really fortunate that I have had no need to take ped's, I'm actually very careful with what I take in solely due to wanting to achieve what I can with my body naturally. I want to be as strong as I can be and know that it's all me.
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/10/27 10:31:25 (permalink)
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I think Edbanger and the assisted comment was more down to the point of, are you assisted from PED's.
 




Hmmm, I didn't read that into the question but the answer to that is no as well, I've been really fortunate that I have had no need to take ped's, I'm actually very careful with what I take in solely due to wanting to achieve what I can with my body naturally. I want to be as strong as I can be and know that it's all me.




Fair play mate, I respect that view point and totally understand. 

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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/10/27 10:40:21 (permalink)
Did you base the routine around the Boring ButBig template? It looks very similar with a touch more volume and quicker weight increases.

That routine is certainly well respected.
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/10/27 12:04:41 (permalink)
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Did you base the routine around the Boring ButBig template? It looks very similar with a touch more volume and quicker weight increases.

That routine is certainly well respected.



Hi Billy2shots,
 
Not specifically although I do see the resemblance. It was actually a case of trial and error for what seemed to work for me (and a lot of enjoyment in creating something), I then passed the routine on to friends to try and everyone has had great results. 2 years on and I'm still improving and as I mentioned have begun adding accessories to the routine which I will share once I am happy my results can be replicated.
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/11/11 14:39:22 (permalink)
It would be great to hear any feedback on the routine from all of you who have started to try it. Any comments are more than welcome!
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/11/11 14:51:07 (permalink)
Out of interest mate, what reps/sets do you use with your accessory work you have added in?

 
 
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/11/11 15:07:01 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Ox 2014/11/11 15:08:23
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Out of interest mate, what reps/sets do you use with your accessory work you have added in?




Hi Ox I'm utilising a simple 5x5 for all accessory work, when I feel like I have some extra left in the tank after the main lifts I make that 8x5, I hope that helps!
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/11/11 15:11:11 (permalink)
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Out of interest mate, what reps/sets do you use with your accessory work you have added in?




Hi Ox I'm utilising a simple 5x5 for all accessory work, when I feel like I have some extra left in the tank after the main lifts I make that 8x5, I hope that helps!


Thanks mate, very tempted to run this, i have just concluded my deadlift cycle and have been treading water on bench and squat for some time, i've had much success with 5x5 but its a little dull, this offers a bit more variety in the rep scheme. I like the large volume in your system, may try some numbers into the %'s and see what it looks like. Wanting to push towards 300 on deads and i was going to go the 5x5 approach but this looks like a contender! 
 
Cheers mate, would love to see you have a journal on here, numbers are massively inspiring and would be of much interest to follow.

 
 
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/11/11 15:20:25 (permalink)
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Out of interest mate, what reps/sets do you use with your accessory work you have added in?




Hi Ox I'm utilising a simple 5x5 for all accessory work, when I feel like I have some extra left in the tank after the main lifts I make that 8x5, I hope that helps!


Thanks mate, very tempted to run this, i have just concluded my deadlift cycle and have been treading water on bench and squat for some time, i've had much success with 5x5 but its a little dull, this offers a bit more variety in the rep scheme. I like the large volume in your system, may try some numbers into the %'s and see what it looks like. Wanting to push towards 300 on deads and i was going to go the 5x5 approach but this looks like a contender! 
 
Cheers mate, would love to see you have a journal on here, numbers are massively inspiring and would be of much interest to follow.




Thanks Ox, I'll definitely think about doing a journal! With your DL at 280 you should be able to push on to 300 and more with this system, let me know how you get on.
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/11/11 15:27:01 (permalink)
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Out of interest mate, what reps/sets do you use with your accessory work you have added in?




Hi Ox I'm utilising a simple 5x5 for all accessory work, when I feel like I have some extra left in the tank after the main lifts I make that 8x5, I hope that helps!


Thanks mate, very tempted to run this, i have just concluded my deadlift cycle and have been treading water on bench and squat for some time, i've had much success with 5x5 but its a little dull, this offers a bit more variety in the rep scheme. I like the large volume in your system, may try some numbers into the %'s and see what it looks like. Wanting to push towards 300 on deads and i was going to go the 5x5 approach but this looks like a contender! 
 
Cheers mate, would love to see you have a journal on here, numbers are massively inspiring and would be of much interest to follow.




Thanks Ox, I'll definitely think about doing a journal! With your DL at 280 you should be able to push on to 300 and more with this system, let me know how you get on.


Cheers mate, appreciated :)

 
 
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Re: New article: Background of a Powerlifter 2014/11/12 10:15:05 (permalink)
Starting this next week, just going to test my squat friday to work %'s out for it. 
 
A few more questions mate if thats ok?
 
How do you adapt this program for the run up to a meet?
Do you ever program deloads in? I rarely deload or take a break but wondering what your take is on it?
 
Many thanks :)

 
 
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