(1) What poundage will i be using? He mentions reps and sets but no recomended weight.
(2) What is the reasoning behind the constantly changing rep/set scheme? I have his articles talking about varying paremeters but i was hoping someone could explain how they relate to THIS program.
(3) After the cycle is up, do i just go back and start again with higher initial weight?
(4) If you have used the program, what were your feelings on it?
(5) As a beginner, this was recommended to me as good starting program but i read that Waterbury actually list BBB as a starting point. After reading BBB it seems like a much heavier program (i may be wrong). Thoughts?
(6) I want to lift to get in better overall shape and as a mountain biker trying to get stronger (and a bit bigger is fine:)so i can throw the bike around easier. I will lift and ride(no real off-season for me):Will the design of this program be better for that than others like, say, a Starr 5x5?
(7) Lastly, is there any way i can squeeze this into a 2 day a week routine?
Thanks for any help you all can give
(1) Experiment – last set of each exercise should just push you to failure
(2) To mix things up and keep the body guessing. Also, those long sets will help with endurance. 3 X 18 of squats will get the heart bursting thru the chest
(3) Probably try a different routine – maybe going heavier 10X3 or something
(4) I loved it–got stronger and much fitter. Never did long sets–did some single leg exercises (step-ups) for sets of 12-18 and really thought I was gonna have a heart attack
(5) I’m not a trainer but the most difficult thing when you start is getting strong. I would spend a few months with basic lifts – 2-4 sets by 5. Never to failure–cycle up and restart. this will get your strength up quickly.
Look up PTP by Pavel. Would be good if you can do >=3 X week. Frequency is key when you start because you inefficient and weak. Your body will take it and thrive. Do basics–pull-ups, DL, squats, bench. Maybe do GMs and front squats instead of back squats
(6) TBT is great to get into shape. Also look at Meltdown training
(7) Just do it 2X week. No worries–can train more intense. though I really think frequency is key for newbies. Seriously–check out PTP by Pavel
And remember to eat alot
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Awesome, super helpful post. Are their any online sources for PTP or should i go for the book?