[quote]Jim Wendler wrote:
Hey Jim, I need your help.
I’m currently in the army (I live in Israel we serve 3 years) and am in basic training.
I do not have access to the army gym untill I’m done with basic training. Which is for another 4-5 months. The army itself doesn’t fatigue me or anything so this is not a problem. I come home nearly every weekend for 2 days - Friday and Saturday.
How would you recommend programming my training to try and maintain as much strength as possible? I was thinking maybe doing Squats and DL 5/3/1 on Friday and maybe a little bit of assistance work, and then BP and OHP 5/3/1 on Saturday with a bit of assistance work, going for Joker Sets in every lift if I’m not having a horrible day.
If it matters at all my competition PRs are SQ 474, BP 242 (had a bad day, I benched 254 at the gym a week everlier) and DL 488 - also bad day, I probably have a 500 in me, and 165 OHP (did it in the warmup room after the Deadlift)[/quote]
You can try any of the following:
2 Day/Week - option 1
2 Day/Week - option 2
Variations of Option 2: 2x2x2 programming, 5’s PRO, BBB, Hellhammer 5’s
Variations of Option 1: Jokers, FSL, any of the basic set/rep combos
Variations of Option 2: nick the assistance and do Spinal Tap set/reps
I’m not sure which one is right for you - only you know that. But not sure why you want to maintain strength. Your words were “the army doesn’t fatigue me”. So not sure why you don’t want to get stronger but that’s your own thing.
Good luck and stay safe.[/quote]
Because I don’t think I can get stronger with these workouts. If I can even get stronger that would be fantastic, my goal is just to try and keep what I already have till I finish Basic Training.
I don’t think I quite understand what you wrote… Do I do one option? Do I do 1 option one week and the second the next week?