Let’s see if I can post this without giving away any top-secret information…
I’d read so many great things about the Krypteia program that I had to buy the new Forever book to check it out for myself. While I was reading through it, I got very excited as it is pretty much exactly how I like to train myself; very basic and very little variety. I like to stick with a few things for a long time. I have just been getting into super-setting assistance with mains and I’m loving it. It almost makes the main lifts seem easier as I go through the workout.
Imagine my dismay when I got to the very end of reading the Krypteia program and it said, “not recommended for power lifters and older guys”. I do understand how this could be a tough program for us old guys to recover from.
Now I’m not saying I wasted my money because there was a TON of other useful stuff included in the book. Seriously, everybody that reads this forum needs to buy this book.
After reading all the information in the book a few times, I started thinking that I could probably make something “like” the Krypteia program work for this 54 year old body with a few (get ready for it…) MODIFICATIONS (…gasp). I was thinking I could use SLFBBB (cryptic enough?) for the squat and bench and 3x5 FSL for Deads. This would significantly reduce the overall intensity and volume of the program. Am I way off base here?
I may be older but I still want to keep kicking butt.
Lastly, I want to absolutely thank you for the “old guy” idea of combining easy conditioning with recovery work into one session. That is Brilliant!