I have been using the ROMP training on squats for the last 5 weeks. I am just going to log my results so far. My max to begin with was 440 on a regular squat. For the ROMP training I chose to try it with 500 pounds. The only thing I have been doing that does not follow the usual ROMP training style is not lowering the amount of reps when I lower the bar each week. Instead I just divide the reps through out more sets.
So each week I try to get 18-20 reps with 500 pounds. Lowering the bar one peg each week. So far It is working great, the first week I was sore in my back and shoulders just from the weight, and shock to my system. The next week my body hurt afterwards but not as bad, and getting the reps was not as hard as I thought either. It was much the same for the rest of the 5 weeks, eachtime I would go in I could easily get the reps I needed to, as long as I put the same amount of reps in more sets to get a bigger break between all the reps.
I have prgressed very well so far I am doing about a 3/4 squat with 500 pounds, 2 more pegs and I will be at a full squat with 500 pounds. I do believe it will work, as my body and mind don’t think 500 pounds is what it once was. I have a digital video camera so if I can figure out how to use it right I may put some video up so you guys don’t think I am full of shit.
Anyway I feel that the ROMP system is worth trying as I feel I am having excellent results. If you have questions or thoughts let me know I will answer to the best of my ability.