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Loving Beyond 1.1


#1

Jim...

I'm currently doing Beyond 1.1 and think it's fantastic. Hit 3 PRs on the squat, and the program as a whole, including the weighted vest, all flows together beautifully.

Two questions:

1) Would you program a deload in between 1.1 and 1.2, or does the fifth week of 1.1 basically count as enough of a light week?

2) For a woman doing this program, would you suggest adding 2.5 pounds and 5 pounds to the upper-body and lower-body TMs, as I've seen you suggest before, or should a female stick to the 5 and 10-pound increases?

Thank you


#2

Obviously not Jim but I have a female training partner. After stalling the worst on overhead pressing she finally started seeing great results using 2.5 lb jumps on the upper body lifts and 5 lb jumps on lower body movements.

Best of luck!


#3

Thanks. Curious if anybody who has done Beyond 1.1 through 1.4 specifically added a deload in between each of the four blocks. Or if the reduced intensity in the fifth week was enough of a break and they were able to jump right into the next block?


#4

I have just began Beyond 1.1 and I am also interested in regards to a deload week between each cycle.


#5

[quote]tmiller197431 wrote:
Jim…

I’m currently doing Beyond 1.1 and think it’s fantastic. Hit 3 PRs on the squat, and the program as a whole, including the weighted vest, all flows together beautifully.

Two questions:

  1. Would you program a deload in between 1.1 and 1.2, or does the fifth week of 1.1 basically count as enough of a light week?

  2. For a woman doing this program, would you suggest adding 2.5 pounds and 5 pounds to the upper-body and lower-body TMs, as I’ve seen you suggest before, or should a female stick to the 5 and 10-pound increases?

Thank you[/quote]

  1. Do the program as written. It has everything that is needed.

  2. It has zero to do with her gender - it has everything to do with her strength level. Use your best judgement and see what is best for her.


#6

Thank you to Jim and the others. Just finishing the first block now, and looking to the next blocks, I can see how well thought out the whole program is, so it’s great to get direct feedback from the man who put it all together.