If I want to increase my bench, squat nd dl shouldn’t I just bench, squat and dl? Note I am a beginner/intermediate.
I’ve made significant gains lifting like this for the last eight months.
Bench from 185–>225
DL from 225–> 365
Body weight 178–>192
3-5 days per week. Cycling every 3-5 weeks. Starting light, ending heavy.
I doubt I would’ve made such gains if I worked on support exercises + ‘similar’ exercises. Once my gains slow down I may try board presses and good mornings, etc. Recognize that programs like Westside work (if you’re advanced) but I wonder how long guys like Tate just focused on the big 3 lifts before moving to more advanced programs. Nothing against other programs–just think they may be a bit advanced for me at this point. If you wanna get good at hitting you go to the batting cage as often as possible and get your form as good as possible and keep with it. OVer and over. Don’t keep moving your feet and hand position, etc., etc.