Hi Robo1, when I asked about re-testing my 1 rep max at the end of wek 8, you said do it if I fel the need. I’m assuming that after 8 weeks of this training I should have added some weight on all 3 ex. If I do surely I would have to get my new 1 rep max, so I can workout my new %.
Can you please tell me why I can’t do this all year. I’ve read from Korte that this can be done all year without adding any accessory ex. Apart from the calves most of the body is being worked in one way or another.
Sorry, just to clarify. the program was designed to end in a meet, which would give you an idea of your max strength without having to retest. That’s why I said if you feel the need. I usually know how much progress I’ve made after a meet and usually don’t need to then go out a retest my raw maxes.
most people I know will just add 10 lbs or 20 lbs to every lift the next cycle and go forward. It depends on how well you know your body. If you feel like you need to retest then retest.
On your second point about doing this all year, Korte’s logic behind doing HIS program all year long is that you can weather the higher volume by cycling through the two phases. However, this is based on lifting in gear the last four weeks, and competing in a meet in week 9 or 10. you want to go 8 straight weeks raw with no competition and then repeat the program? Good luck.
I would deload, and then do 3 or 4 weeks of a lower volume program and then come back to korte. Plus, while I agree with korte’s logic on specificity I don’t agree with the logic behind staying on the exact same regimen all the time. your body adapts very quickly and just adding weight to the bar after 8 weeks isn’t going to provide the same stimulus that you got form the first go round.
also despite korte’s assertions about o-lifters, those guys do a lot of assistance work as well as variations of the snatch and clean. They don’t just do full snatches and full clean and jerks year round and nothing else. That’s a myth.