Just wanted to add a few things thoughts in here for anyone keen on doing this program, as well as another Thank you to Jim and his ideals.
*I was admittedly sceptical about the jumps and throws in 1.1, but I kept doing them diligently and reminded myself they were part of a bigger picture. The other day at university as part of biomechanics I made a 3.3m standing broad jump, not too bad for a 5’9 dude with no background in athletics…guess the jumping works.
Believe in submaximal training. Don’t get too caught up in going to 1 RM’s all the time. I hadn’t squatted anything over 185 kg for about two months and the other day I hit 190 kg for 3 reps.
Print out the 10 rules for being awesome and stick them on your log book/folder. If you don’t have a logbook/folder…get one, write stuff down and stay accountable.
*push your technique over reps. What I mean by that is, instead of going for a ton of reps, do them as perfectly as you can. I found this to be much harder, but also provide much better strength/technique progression. Make every rep count, it’s not the
weight. Treat light weight like it’s heavy and you’ll treat heavy weight like it’s light - someone said that, Blaine Norton maybe?
Anyway this next bit is more for Jim.
About to start 1.4 and having never done a PL meet, I was just wondering how best I can simulate doing one. I understand Squat, Bench, Deadlift with three attempts each to achieve my highest total, but I was just curious as to how long a meet usually lasts in total, and between attempts and the different lifts?
Also I got an emailed copy of the Frequency Project, and thank you sir, it looks phenomenal. It immediately got my attention because, after four months of Three Days a week, I’m itching to get some more frequency in…ironic right?
Would frequency project be a good option in terms of programming, or would you recommend a few bridging cycles of a different template? (I feel I will be fine with frequency and volume. The biggest challenge for me will be the protein intake, I usually get 200+g protein but I’ll have to bump it up to 270g…nothing a few extra shakes won’t fix).
Thanks for any help given thus far, and in the future. The ‘Don’t be a victim’ mentality has already begun to carry over into my everyday life, and for that I thank you.