@ Chris_ottowa What I’m getting at is when you read a routine written by such people as Paul Carter I can’t help but think that as long as the person works hard if using enhancers it’s bound to work for them but how would I adapt it for someone who doesn’t use enhancers.
@T3hPwnisher I’m a bit slow I don’t understand what your asking when you say " Could you give specific examples? Right now, your use of allusion and implication versus directly stated specifics makes it difficult to understand where the issues are " could you rephrase it for me ?
Yes I’m looking for a basic powerlifting type program as I would like to achieve certain goals with the big three by the time I’m 50 so this would seem the most logical way for me to achieve my goal.
@ cparker I think you know very well what I mean lol
@ lift206 thanks for your input what you say does make a lot of sense, but to help underline the point when you say "The only program I can think of that is debatable is the Bulgarian method and that can be adapted for drug free powerlifters " how would you adapt the Bulgarian method for drug free powerlifters ie where would you start ?
Just chose a program that looks reasonable to you and do it. If you can’t make it through 3 weeks without needing a deload then the volume and/or intensity is too high. If it feels too easy then add more volume and intensity. It should be hard, but it shouldn’t kill you either.[/quote]
I agree with this. Pick a program and try it out. Err on the side of too light. Sometimes I think people get analysis paralysis about this and it’s not really necessary.
^Seriously. I am “natty” as the kids say, and old, and have done multiple cycles of Sheiko, where I raised my maxes mid cycle, another supposed “high risk move,” and tried a few other programs, yet I didn’t explode. The only one that I couldn’t complete was the Cube “Kingpin,” but that was in August, when I switched from an AC commercial gym to a non-AC private gym. The 8 sets of 3 nearly killed me on one particular day, but I think that was more having to count above 5 in 90+ degree/humidity than anything else.
I hear you on the old part. I’ve been fine tuning my training to doing less and less now that I’m over 50. Oddly, the less I do, the better my competition numbers are. I’ve pared down to no more than three days a week and very little accessory work.
Since very few of us make a living at this you try things and see what works for you.