Honestly, if you can keep up w/the volume, all the better. Seems to me this is entirely possible.
I have a few questions.
How heavy are you starting out w/ box squats?
How much is the change in week 1 to week 3 and from week 3 to week 4? I ask this b/c its a short amount of time to get used to a high box, then transferring to a lower box.
What are the box heights?
What do you mean by this? "top set of 3 in week three for all heights. " I thought you'd only do that one box height on week 3,6,9 when you'd do that top triple. You'll be doing all heights those weeks?
If the deads don't kill your back, it sounds like on heck of a program.
And no, you're not mad, but maybe after this routine, you'll be a few steps closer.
1 - Starting with a box as low as it goes (2-3 inches below), I did 170x3 off it last week, probably do 180-190x1 this week. I won't be starting this until the second week of May, so I may start around 150kg 3x5, perhaps lower.
2 - I guess I'd end up with 175-180x3 on week 3 on the low box, probably start with 150-160 3x5 on week 4 and end up with 180-190 x3 on week 6 on the par. box, start with 170-180 3x5 on week 7 and finish with 200x3 on the high box perhaps.
Those numbers are complete guesses tho.
3 - 2 inches below, parallel, 2 inches above
4 - week 3 = max triple below parallel, week 6 = max triple at par. and week 9 = max tripl above par.
I'd be doing the deads sumo, and the SLDL's and GM's narrow stance.
Any other considerations or issues I'm likely to face?
Since I basically have nothing to do but train this summer I might hit the sauna, contrast showers and hydro pool afterwards on some of the days. I guess I won't know until I get started what I need to be doing to recover!
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??
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
Cheers, ah could have gone better, would have liked to win overall on the dead,
not really it was a toss up between the 2, i haven't really trained them since i missed the comp in gorey, only got back into the swing on things about 6 weeks ago, did sheiko for 5 weeks leading up to it, the old back cramped up on my second bench so left it at that, was hoping for 141.
I'm doing it right now, just did the third workout last night. While your program is probably doable, I don't think I would use the Coan program for a DE day. I know he considers it speed work, but as KBC said, there is nothing speedy about it. For instance, last night I did 495x2, then the speed sets were 410 6x3. This is based off a projected 585 max. The 6x3 wasn't overly difficult, but I definitely wouldn't have called it speed work. In my case, it is exactly what I wanted as I am not used to doing that many reps for the DL, but in your case if you are looking for a true DE day, you should probably alter it some.