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Bulgarian Method Simplified 5RM, 4RM, 3RM?


#1

Hey Coach,

Your adaptation of the Bulgarian method looks awesome!

rather than tapering down from a 3rm-2rm-1rm across 3 weeks, would a 5rm-4rm-3rm approach offer more growth? Or does it detract too much from the method?

Just curious!


#2

[quote]lboro21 wrote:
Hey Coach,

Your adaptation of the Bulgarian method looks awesome!

rather than tapering down from a 3rm-2rm-1rm across 3 weeks, would a 5rm-4rm-3rm approach offer more growth? Or does it detract too much from the method?

Just curious![/quote]

It would likely give you more size, yes. But not as much strength and might tired you out too much. Honestly I haven’t tried it so I can’t make definite comments about if it would work or not. My gut feeling is that it would work well for size and overall strength, but not so much as a maximum strength plan, which is the goal of the original program.


#3

[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:

[quote]lboro21 wrote:
Hey Coach,

Your adaptation of the Bulgarian method looks awesome!

rather than tapering down from a 3rm-2rm-1rm across 3 weeks, would a 5rm-4rm-3rm approach offer more growth? Or does it detract too much from the method?

Just curious![/quote]

It would likely give you more size, yes. But not as much strength and might tired you out too much. Honestly I haven’t tried it so I can’t make definite comments about if it would work or not. My gut feeling is that it would work well for size and overall strength, but not so much as a maximum strength plan, which is the goal of the original program.[/quote]

Thanks for your comments,

I’ll hopefully try it out in the near future, and let you know!

L