Started the Super-Accumulation program outlined by Charles Poliquin today. For those that don’t know… basically you beat your body up for 2 weeks, take 5 days off, and come back bigger and stronger than ever. It’s definitely mentally/ physically demanding, and the program calls for extreme dedication and desire if it is to be carried out correctly.
Right now I’m in a rare position where I can devote adequate time to train this way. A lot of people have argued against this program, citing that its only for athletes or those getting paid. Considering I currently have the time and resources, I ask myself why not? Overall I’m healthy- I have a few blemishes but who doesn’t? I’d consider myself an “intermediate” lifter- my big 3 lifts equal around 1000 pounds- my lower body strength is lacking compared to my upperbody (bench press is about 300).
The only drawback I have is that I don’t have a training partner. I don’t have a coach or personal trainer. It’s me and only me and come the middle of week 2, I know I’m gonna really be dragging ass. Oh well- 2 weeks. Whats two weeks? I see this as a challenge first of all. Second of all, as an experiment. I want to see how effective this type of training is- first hand.
With that being said, I’m gonna try to log every workout, what I eat that day, and how I feel in general.