Originally Posted by JBrown
I think I understand what you're getting at about dieting. It sounds as though a proper body fat test would be very important in estimating where the program could possibly take me while maintaining 185 pounds. You're a very strong and accomplished lifter but you know many will preach that in order to get stronger one will eventually have to add more, appropriately, as their strength increases. Was there a point in your training where this was the case?
As far as a log goes, I was somewhat all over the place for the last couple years until finding your program about 3 months ago. I was stupid and bounced around from Starting Strength, 5/3/1, and some other aimless lifting that just wasted time. It was reading others logs and watching the success people were having that convinced me of Big - Just good Old School Periodization
So far in my limited experience I'd (after much trial and error) say that the numbers I'm reaching for each week are being lifted much more easily in comparison to the other programming I've experienced
Shit I almost forgot my original question, it was supposed to be the only one...
Do you discourage more back work?
Thank you, you're a busy guy, this'll be my last question
Glad the program is working well for you.
I trained for years before I felt the need to gain some weight to make my lifts moved. Even now it isnt much weight. I have weighed within 20lbs of my same weight since 2004.
As far as added back work, it really depends. I see nothing wrong with an extra auxiliary movement for a few sets during the week. Just have to train smart and not beat your body down.
Also dont hesitate to ask questions. I enjoy helping people learn and develop as a lifter.