Finished up my last week of the Shieko #29. This was highest in intensity I have done since my chest injury(which dwindled my strength in all lifts fairly quickly) on the job around 8 months before starting this program. Here are my before after stats:
Before program- 365/220/385
As of today- 395/240/405(all with still enough left in the tank)
Cons- Although there are tougher programs out there(like Coan/Phillipi and Smolov), it still caused some wrist pain near the 2nd week and on. I had to make sure I stretched and kept some Blue Heal on 'em everyday but after treating, they were fine. The only thing I really wasnt happy about was the lack of back work but it really isnt the point of the program.
Pros- More than happy with the results in that time span. Having an injury take your stats down like that is a huge bummer but this was a great start to get back on track. The first 2 weeks allowed me to get my form on all 3 lifts back in check and work up from there.
Other notes- Since the lack of any upper back work, I added in an extra day of some light vertical and horizontal movements(1 exercise each for about 10-15 reps) and added some GPP after. I dont like the idea of changing/adding in more to programs but I made an exception and kept it light. I have a long way to go to get back to normal but I look forward to the work. Feel free to ask any questions.