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Old 04-10-2014, 08:54 AM   #11
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Thanks for answering questions. I have one on the assistance work for the bench workout for the offseason cycle. The Combo chart has the "A" bench assistance work in the 15-10 rep range. The Standards "A" bench assistance is in the 6-4 rep range. Can you explain the thoughts behind that?
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Mike - its just another way to go about offseason. so 10-15 reps, 10 being lower end, 15 being on the higher end.

You could always use the rep scheme on the standard version too. This NOT a template, but a tool box for you.

As always, the higher reps will be geared toward lighter weight, and vice-versa!
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:03 AM   #12
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Just picked up the book. When I saw that you consulted Dr. McGill, I had to check it out. I had back surgery back in 1996 and have been cautious, sometimes too cautious with the back since then. As I am now prepping for my first powerlifting meet, as a geezer, Your insights will be valuable.
Thanks for the support.

Dr. Stu and I are doing a book together on back health later this year. It will not disappoint.

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I'm excited to find out about this book. I had no idea. Based on the reviews and Mr. Carroll's reputation I'm sure it'll be on my shelf within the next few days.

Thank you, sir.

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Just ordered mine, and the "Cutting Weight" was a great bonus.

In my short power lifing career, cutting before a meet is the number one item on my checklist I am totally in the dark about!
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Thanks for the support.

Dr. Stu and I are doing a book together on back health later this year. It will not disappoint.

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This ^^ I cannot wait for. Going to be a great book filled with A LOT of great info. I have been following your progress with Dr. McGill on Elite. Amazing information. I have started to incorporate a few of his teachings into my own training. Thank you for sharing your experiences. Looking forward to the new book.
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I just purchased the 10/20/Life ebook this morning can't wait to get started on it based on all the great things I have heard thus far
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Mike - its just another way to go about offseason. so 10-15 reps, 10 being lower end, 15 being on the higher end.

You could always use the rep scheme on the standard version too. This NOT a template, but a tool box for you.

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Thanks Brian. Great work on the book. I have read most of the ebooks and this is the first one that is a one stop shopping resource for someone who wants to compete or get stronger. I have dealt with lowerback issues for the last two years so the Mcgill exercises and the warmup are worth the price alone. Changed what I thought I should be doing to warmup.
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Thanks Brian. Great work on the book. I have read most of the ebooks and this is the first one that is a one stop shopping resource for someone who wants to compete or get stronger. I have dealt with lowerback issues for the last two years so the Mcgill exercises and the warmup are worth the price alone. Changed what I thought I should be doing to warmup.
Exactly. It put the foam rolling argument to rest.
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Opened the book yesterday, finished this morning. Great Read. While not exactly as per the book's directions, I was glad to see that I had fallen fairly close, despite my ignorance, in my overall timing of cycles and deloads. The McGill big 3 was a great take away, the Bird Dogs are tougher than they look, if you work at doing them right. My greatest take away, however, was the assistance paradigm the book provides. Most of us tend to want to tinker and play with assistance work, often doing too much work that really isn't assisting. Brian's strategy will really help me focus on the areas that need assistance, not just get in extra work.

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This ^^ I cannot wait for. Going to be a great book filled with A LOT of great info. I have been following your progress with Dr. McGill on Elite. Amazing information. I have started to incorporate a few of his teachings into my own training. Thank you for sharing your experiences. Looking forward to the new book.
Thanks, I'd be curious to know how you think it compares to 531, aside form the information aspect -- that can't be compared as 531 is not a guide, but more of a template.

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