Good evening Jackkrash & Tartaruga.
Thank you both very much for the replies,which have clarified & answered my question.My question was prompted by the 5-3-1 'How to build pure strength’article by Bryan Krahn.Which is on this site.
I was particularly interested in the 'gradual’progression of the routine as at present I am part way through a 9 week,3 lift Russian peaking cycle by Gavrilo Gavrilov.Or I should say that I’ve had to stop on completion of week 6 because my left shoulder & triceps are in quite a bit of pain.So I’m being particularly cautious because this time last year,I was going through the most beautiful pain caused by ‘frozen shoulder’.That was in the right shoulder & I don’t want to go through that again.
Consequently,I intend to allow the shoulder & triceps to repair & then I’ll try the 5-3-1 routine.
I’m 51 years of age & have only been doing power lifting for 2 years & I have no intention of competing.I’m simply doing power lifting because it’s simple,sweet & brutal…and I enjoy it.
Regarding the aforementioned Russian peaking cycle,I was working towards 1 Rep Max’s of 240lbs Bench,280lbs Squat & 330lbs Deadlift.Small fry weights I hear you say but I’ve made good progress since starting 2 years ago.But I think that the weight increases were too high & too much for me.What do you folks think about the weight increases? I picked up the routine on the Power lifting HeadsUp website.Do you think the weight increases are too steep?
Additionally,I’m going to start a 12 week Tabata fat loss routine this week which will take me up to our 1 week holiday abroard.Then I intend to start the 5-3-1…if my shoulder is fixed.
Do you folks have any experience of Tabata training?
PS Tartaruga,in no way did your message come over as prick ish.