This is very doable. I did somethign similar last year. I started to type it out, but doubt anyones interested. Here is my advice tho, BE VERY CONSERVATIVE WITH YOUR “DESIRED MAX” when setting your working weights. I would advise that you go no higher than a 10 lb pr, and you might even want to go with your pr as the desired max, in order to better ensure that you’ll hit your weights throughout the program
Hmmm… thanks for that. I was looking at pulling 272.5kg after it. So it would be about a 25lb PR. BUTTTT I dunno how much of a “true” PR it’d be since I pretty much stiff leg sumo’d 260 last week in my first time back i nthe suit. I reckon I’m good for 265 with some form work. So I guess I’m in the region you’re talking about…
I’ve a had a quick look thru the cycle with 272.5kg (600lb) as the goal, weeks 4 and 7 are 245kg x2 which I’ve done, week 8’s 260 x2 which at the moment loks VERY hard, but I assume after 8 weeks of training it will be doable. And if I can do that then there’s no reason I can’t single 265 in week 9 and 272.5 in week 10.
Does it sound doable??
What sorta gains did you get when you did your thing btw??[/quote]
One cycle I did deadlift for high reps (10-12) and all the phillipi coan accessory stuff. That worked out pretty well, and my deadlift for reps (whihc I had in a contest) went up.
Then I used the regular programs percentages for teh doubles and triples, but lowered the weight for the speed work, since if i’d lifted at their poundages there would’ve been nothing “speedy” about it. So i am guilty of manipulating the program, but heres what happened. Mid-May I pulled 545 EASY, mid June I pulled 500x6 (well, 5.9999 but the bar got caught on my rehband shorts and I couldnt hitch it up, but it woulda been good for at least 6 without thsoe shorts.) According to Jackal’s gym max calculator, 500x6 is equal to 599 for a 1RM, so I thought I WAS being conservative by going for 600. I first missed weight in week friggin 4 (mid july, started right after my contest) which was supposed to be 540 for a single or a double, I couldnt pull it once. The very next week I pulled 485 for a single, it was supposed to be a double. In the past I’ve been overly quick to pull the plug, changing everything, etc. This time I said I was gonna stay the course. Week 6 I was able to pull 505 for a double, week 7 I didnt even try 545x2 (which is what I was supposed to do) becasue of how warmups felt. I pulled the plug on the whole experiment because the weights only went up the last 3 weeks, and I had no reason to believe I would get them.
So there you have it, I regressed. Maybe it was pulling from the floor every week, maybe it was an overly agressive number, i dont know, and im too irritated to figure it out now. just thinking about this debacle puts me in a bad mood. if tehres anythign else you wanna know, just ask, I’ll come back later once I’ve calmed down … although it’s Tax Day here in america, so that may have to wait til tomorrow