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Best Damn Program: Carried Away with Changes, Stalled/Regressed


#1

who else has gradually added in too many CNS draining compound lifts into the programme so that you end up falling on your ass?

i started by replacing leg curls with a trap bar deadlift - 1 top set of a cluster set of 3 with 30 secs between reps.

then i replaced leg press with back squat… then i swapped in 2 x a week trap bar rack pull above the knee in place of ‘easier’ vertical pulling movements.

ha ha…just got out of control, guess what happened? my major pushing exercises - squat, OHP, bench, started to stall then regress alarmingly.

experience experience experience!


#2

I went through a time when I was trying to create “the perfect workout system” and wanted to work every muscle in the human body each week. I nearly drove myself nuts, and then told myself, “keep it simple, stupid.”


#3

That’s why you should stick to the plan as much as possible. Then make VERY small changes when you want to experiment.

Listen, I’m someone who LOVES to do a lot of work. So if it were possible to use that system with a lot of added stuff in, I would have written it that way