Originally Posted by IrishHitman
Regarding the BIG program, in week one, would you offer some guidance as to weights to use on auxiliaries.
On the Narrow stance squats, should I be using the working weight or decrease? Same for Close-grip bench and Kaz presses.
As for rack pulls, just as an estimate, should I be shooting for about 70% of my deadlift max, or just roll with a weight I feel good getting 8 reps on?
Thank you in advance.
Sure happy to give you some guidance. Dont write these #s in stone as of course you could be fatigued more than I can predict when you get there.
Narrow stance will vary a ton depending on how you normally squat. I would guess you could count on a 10% decreased from your normal max. I would think about the same for close grip (some notice little difference). Kaz press I suggest using a curl bar. I start with the 25s on each side and add weight each set. It will not take a lot of weight to make these work.
As far as deadlifts from the pins go. Normally you will see people pull about 20-35% more on a high pin than from the floor. On the bottom pin normally a similar # to their max. I personally SUCK off the bottom pin and I am less than my actual max. Hopefully that answers some of your questions.