So my first cycle of NOV training has taught me a lot. It’s taught my how to deadlift with correct technique which has always been a struggle for me; that I can grind out a squat (which I eventually failed after 4-5 seconds of grinding), which I haven’t ever been able to do until this week (5/3/1 week); taught me how to push out reps on both pressing moves, with a 9 rep set on 5/3/1 week for OHP.
These are milestones in my own learning and makes me confident in saying that NOV not only works but is fucking bad ass. I love it. However, on both plus weeks, I’ve only managed the requisite reps for deadlift, and got 6 reps on 3’s week and 2 on 5/3/1 (which I mentioned above). Compared to my upper body days which have seen improvements in the main movements and accessories, especially chins because i sucked at them so what is going wrong with squats and pulls? All my sets feel awesome and set me up for a huge disappointment when I’m so confident for plus sets. Ride this bullshit out or bring TMs down after only 1 cycle of NOV, yay or nay?
PS thanks Jim for a killer philosophy on training and life