Originally Posted by MikeM
Where did your theories of lifting come from? Explain "smart old school lifting" or simple linear periodization or whatever it is you do.
The theories and ideas I work from in training are just an evolution of things I have been taught from my training partners over the years. It is simply an adaption to a basic linear periodization. We just simply find a starting point, and develop a base using a higher rep range. We work down using a few basic rules each week. You have to factor in several things as your rep ranges drop (speed, wear and tear, volume, auxiliary work). The middle range reps 3-6 are what we use to determine where we will peak at over the last few weeks. To peak we use rep ranges 1-3 and limit the volume of auxiliary work. It really works under the KISS method(Keep it simple stupid). If you look at any training program from guys like Kaz, or Coan, and it looks similar to what I suggest. I have never trained with, or trained someone who did not make solid progress under an adapted version of this model. Dont take this as I am saying other methods dont work, because of course they do, but I just feel this method lends well to gaining strength.