Like yourself, I have been lifting for 7 mo. and have been using the NROL program. I started on Jan. 1. Before I started my 1RM on the DL was 260. When I set up the weights for the break-in program I started the 2x15 DL @ 155.
This seemed like too light a weight but the % of 1RM was right so I stuck with it. At the end of the break-in phase my 1RM on the DL was 285. By the end of Feb. it was 305 so the program does bring results.
My biggest difficulty is choosing the correct weight for the changing set-rep set ups. I manage the tonnage with a spread sheet. When I stick to the numbers it generates I do good, when I think I can do more than it indicates I can’t finish the workout. I’ll stick to weights I can maintain good form with and let the program bring results over time. It has so far.
I don’t know how long the “break in phase” was, but if you were that new and you only made 25lbs of progress, then that program didn’t work for you. When i first started, i used low reps like everyone reccommends and added over ~150 in the first 4 months.
I think you’re an exception, not the rule though.[/quote]
There was another thread on here, i think California law started it, where he called out people for claiming 400+ deadlifts, and many responded saying that they reached 400 within the first 6-9 months.
This guy doing romanians with 145 just isn’t pushing himself. Theres no way thats a challenge.