Hes been going with me for a few weeks now, but he learned initially with his son, who is more on the hypertrophy side of the spectrum, where I’m heavily on the strength side of the spectrum (and that is where his interest lies). So what he was taught doesnt mesh well with the way I like to train. Ie, he knows training to failure, benching flat, 1/4 rep squats, and a shit load of arms. (His son is basically what I hate in gyms, but its semantics at this point)
So for the last 3 weeks I’ve just been teaching him bracing and ROM. While his squat needs… so much work… hes built for deadlift, has a solid bench for someone so completely untrained, and his overhead press is comically better than mine when I started.
So i guess jumping him into 5/3/1 should work fine then. I’m going to work him a little more on squats, and start estimating some maxes soon.
Absolutely, fun fact, I actually failed a widowmaker set last week, first lift I’ve missed in the better part of a year, rep 17 or something, I was so close and my dumbass ego went into overdrive. I didnt stop aching for about 5 days, and mentally fucked me for a couple of days. Definitely got my ass in gear though.
I should specify I was talking about linear progression in a sense of no failure, but a slow steady increase, closely monitoring his bar speed. But 5/3/1 seems to make sense and I’m going to run him through that and see how he reacts.
I just got to get the tucker to stop curling between every set. Making my tendonitis flair up just watching him lol.