This is a PM that was sent to me today. Instead of just answering him privately, I thought other forum dwellers might be interested in my response. Here’s the message:
few questions, i have turned many people on to your ABBH program, and they have had great results(more than I i am sad to say, LOL) but one problem is that more than one person has had trouble doing 5x10 on the front squat, as keeping the bar racked is a problem, as well as shoulder pain. i must confess, that i have trouble with that as well, and i have squated over 600lbs in competition, and until a recent back injury last march, regularly do 450-500lbs for reps in the back squat. i have suggested switching the routine, or cutting the reps a little on the high rep day as well. i also suggested to one person he contact you and get it straight from the horses mouth. he did and said that it was not advisable.
may i ask what is the fixation on a “magic” number like “10” does the body really know the difference between 10, and 12 or 8-9 reps? as long as the load is lighter and the TUT for the sets are longer than the heavy day, are we not accomplishing the sme thing?
in need of education,