Yes, you were right on both counts, Practical Programming for Strength Training by Rippetoe and Madcowís intermediate program. Thanks everyone for your knowledgeable and quick responses. Thatís a good rule of thumb, also. I was looking at the novice parameters and thinking that if one could recover from workout A in 48 hours to be prepared for workout B then back to workout A 48 hours later why not continue every 48 hours. What I didnít consider was that it is not A and B and really itís A, B, and C; each workout with different intensities and because it increases weekly it is approaching the lifterís 1RM more closely each week. So, because the lifter can recover and be prepared from workout A for workout B, he wouldnít necessarily be more prepared for workout A 48 hours after workout C because of the level of intensity (the proximity to 1RM).
Is this correct?