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Assistance Help On Bench & Deadlift Days


#1

After seeing them in a separate thread I’m looking at starting Matt Kroc’s squat, deadlift and bench program in the future.

I have a few questions about assistance exercises.

The squat program has very clear assistance plan laid out.
The bench programme has some assistance ideas – the dead lift programme has nothing on assistance.

Can anyone comment on the below.

Squat – kept as is. 0 change. Although it’s a 12 week program – the others are 16. Which will leads to a bit of a timing issue.

Bench – add in dumb bell bench which are mentioned. I would also like to include behind the neck press as I want bigger shoulders. 4x15 on both. Chase the pump. No direct Triceps work.

Deadlift – no lower back work. That’s clear. I was going to do Pull ups (1 rest pause set), seated rows with chest support (3 sets of 10) and curls (2-3 sets of 15 pump work again). Core work – renegade row.

If anyone can chip in I would appreciate it.

Links to the programs in case anyone would like them.




#2

Check out Kroc’s log on elitefts (Go to the training logs section, click on the culture tab, then select on training logs from 1998-2014) to see how Kroc was training and get an idea of the assistance work used.


#3

WOW - just checked out the site. Its a gold mine. Its a good job I’m not starting this for a while though
Thanks.