View Single Post
Old 01-02-2010, 09:56 PM   #17
kman025
1st MOM
Max Brawn
Points: 12,439, Level: 72 Points: 12,439, Level: 72 Points: 12,439, Level: 72
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
kman025's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 4,829
Reputation: 26022
kman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machine
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
Yes, you're right. I was talking about 16 week periodization approaches, and not linear progression. I'm a bit tired tonight, so I apologize.

Stalls happen, but very few people top out using linear progression. Sometimes a stall comes from faulty program design, like doing pussy tricep work (excuse the expression) instead of heavy tricep work, or focusing on laterals for shoulders instead of beefy shoulder movements.

When stalls come hardcore from LP, it's time to try new approaches to the same beast - if you want to stick with LP, that is.

There are a billion ways to approach LP. Look at how simple the Hepburn method is.

Some stalls are good for the body. Maybe tendons and ligaments need some time to strengthen before weight can be added. Sometimes strength comes with age. I got insanely strong on the bench at the age of 30 from doing nothing but being older.

My whole point in this is that LP is different for everyone, and can be ridden for a very long time. That doesn't mean we can't switch to Wendlers, Westside, whatever. Play around is good.

For me - (me, and maybe not for you) - LP has always been the best. Honestly, I've not stalled yet using LP if I keep at it. All of my stalls have come from getting away from LP and playing around too much with new routines. Again, some playing is good...but too much tinkering is a surefire way to 'eff up progression.

Pick a horse and ride it for 4-6 months.
alright man.

thanks alot makes sense. ill try to ride this out. i think after a while im just going to get bored and switch to 5/3/1 and similar things just to do some low rep stuff.
User owns 1x Pumping Iron (25th Anniversary Special Edition)
__________________
I <3 front squats
kman025 is offline   Reply With Quote