I’m on my 5th week of this program and diggin’ it. An injury, work travel, and vacation put me out of serious lifting for some time but this helped me get my numbers right back to where they were in the first 3 weeks and then some! I’m using the squat, overhead press, and deadlift for my 3 competition lifts.
I started the first 3 week cycle training those three to get my strength back up to where it was before venturing into alternatives. On 1RM week I matched my previous squat, beat my old OHP by 5lbs, and shattered my old DL by 15lbs!
I’ve been front squatting, BTN pressing, and sumo deadlifting this cycle. Had to miss 3RM testing for being out of state but so far so good!
I need to work on optimizing my assistance work on the lighter days still, I think “the best damn” approach might be useful here - we’ll see.
Anyway, thanks for all the great stuff you write for us!