Actually my head WAS about to explode.
Alrighty coach, thanks again, will analyze your responses again and apply!!
[quote]Charles Staley wrote:
Amir, at the risk of sounding dismissive, you’re at risk of developing PBA (Paralyis-By-Analysis) here! That said however, I suggest looking into gradual long term progression approaches, using all the strategies we’ve listed here. Mix them up and be creative. There is simply no hard science when it comes to these questions, so you’ll need to become a study of one.
In my own training as of late, I’m using the same weight, sets, reps, and rest interval several times in a row believe it or not. Each workout, I’m looking for a reduction of difficulty and control. So for example, I might clean 220 for 10x3 with 3 minutes of rest between sets, for maybe 3-5 workouts in a row. Over those 3-5 workouts, I’m trying to “learn” what 10x3 with 220 feels loike, how difficult it is, how much it hurts (if at all). Then, once I have a day where it feels significantly easier, I’ll bump the weight up slightly (5-10lbs) and start over.
I see what you’re saying there coach.
What Im understanding is this.
I had my own theory for maximal frequency per week being the number of strength qualities one trained per week. Train two strength qualities per week? Expose all your movements to the loading parameters needed to enhance those specifric strength qualities and the more advanced a trainee the more strength qualities he would train (you mentioned to me once before that 4-5 may be the upper limit) the higher his freqeuncy and subsequent volume would be.
Ive been bugging out when it comes to a lack of emphasis here on T-Nation about a larger plan of progression. Which I think CW is trying to change, first he wanted everyone to train twice a week then thrice then four times etc etc.
Do you CS, think that maybe like different mesocycles have different strength qualities emphasized that maybe they also need to emphasize different progression patterns that would correlate well with the strength quality being focused upon? So in this way even progression pattern emphasis would change from mesocycle to mesocycle?
Thanks for all your time CS, I know how busy you are and your free time is GREATLY appreciated.
Charles Staley wrote:
Well honestly, here’s my take: the body can stall out when exposed to monotonous progression stragies, just like it can habituate to monotonous loading parameters and exercise menus. So use all the strategies that we’ll discuss here tonight.
Another observation I’ve had for a while now is that beginners can make very fast progress with respect to absolute load progressions early on, but all good things always come to an end, so then most people start looking more at volume-based progression once their PR’s in 1RM’s start slowing down.
Once you start slowing down with intensity and volume-based progression strategies, you still have a third strategy, which many people sadly never gravitate to: density.
Thanks Coach Staley! Now can you answer your own questions? I’d really like to know what your thoughts are on those three major questions.
And CT, if you dont mind, would you also like to add anything to CS’s replies to questions?
Thread is already looking awesome.