Hello Paul! I purchased SSP today! Great work! I really enjoy this book!
I already read it two times. So I decide to run the following layout for the shield phase:
Day 1 - Legs
Seated Leg Curls
Smith Squat - main movement
Split Squat (for glutes)
Day 2 - Push
Incline Barbell Press - main movement
Seated Dumbbell Press
Dumbbell Lateral Raises
Straight Bar Pushdowns
Day 3 - Pull
Barbell Row - main movement (I decide to do rows instead of dl. All I feel with this movement is hams and lower back)
V-Bar Pulldowns (focus on lats)
- I can’t feel my quads with squat in general (barbell or smith machine). Any suggestions on that? Maybe one set of an isolation exercise before main lift as an activation? Or half reps with smith squat for a couple of sets? I can feel my quads on leg extensions, on leg press and when I am doing half reps on squat.
- Same problem with my chest… I can’t feel it without an activation exercise (isolation) or without pre fatigue technique. Any suggestions?
P.S.1 Great advice on stress management and how to develop a positive mindset.
P.S.2 You’ ve become my biggest inspiration on training!
P.S.3 Wish me good gains!