Originally Posted by J_Byrd
I think you have the idea down. The real progress will come with the selection of aux movements to compliment the progression.
My worry is this, much like we ran into before about heavy deads and squats in the same week. Might want to look at maybe extending the cycle out an extra 2-3 weeks and rotating the heavy squat/dead. Just playing devils advocate
Yeah, and thanks to you, I have a pretty good idea what assistance movements work well for me, so I think I'm good there. I will also track that and see if it changes as I go along.
I thought about the clash of heavy squats and deads, especially towards the end of the cycle. I don't think it will be a problem until the last four weeks.
Anyway, my thought was to either swap days and do both heavy lifts on the same day, therefore getting a good week before I had to hit them hard again. Or I was going to jigger the percentages and reps so that I could do a heavy and light week like you suggest, but keep the the weeks set at 12.
I do like the idea of adding a few weeks though and cycling them exactly as you suggest. Out of the three options, I will figure it out once I get to that point which is I think I should do.
Thanks JB!! Thanks Elijah! Always good to have another point of view.