[quote]buckeye girl wrote:
buckeye girl wrote:
What? Why would anyone focus on size if their interested in powerlifting?
I mean, I realize that different people have different goals, but why would you worry about size when the goal is to be as strong as you can possibly be? Wouldn’t you want to use the fastest most effective program to get there?
Then again, I know nothing about setting up training cycles. I just go in and do what the big guys say to do.
OP, why not just do something like sheiko or westside?
Some people (myself included), feel that we gain strength faster with a combination of hypertrophy and max effort work. It’s been working for me! Changing rep schemes from high/moderate reps down to lower reps after a few weeks is a pretty old method. Just look at the assistance work on coan-phillipi if you don’t believe me.
I’m not saying that high rep is bad. My assistance work involves sets of anywhere between 10 and 20 reps. I just don’t understand why one would do as much as is in the program the OP posted.
And bignate mentioned doing a high rep phase that he doesn’t feel is the most effective way to increase strength. That just seems silly to me.
EDIT: of course, if size is your immediate goal it would make sense, but generally speaking, I don’t see how something like 5x10 on the big 3 would be the best way to go.[/quote]