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Old 02-26-2013, 01:24 AM   #1
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:39 AM   #2
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Have you ever taken a lengthy break from lifting? If so, how long, and what was your biggest motivation to get in the gym?
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Where did your theories of lifting come from? Explain "smart old school lifting" or simple linear periodization or whatever it is you do.
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Have you ever taken a lengthy break from lifting? If so, how long, and what was your biggest motivation to get in the gym?
I am not sure if I have missed more than a week since I started at age 14. Some of that time was spent doing some really unproductive training though. I started lifting for football, and started training with a group of powerlifters when I was 17. I was strong for a high school kid, but needed a lot of form advice. In college our training program wasnt great by any means. Initially my biggest motivation was lifting to get a scholarship to play football. After college I played in the Arena league, so lifting became a way to help me make money. At this point I lift because I have in my mind that one day I will be one of the strongest people to ever compete in powerlifting. Honestly its something I live, breath, eat, sleep, dream about!

So the short answer is this, even after two major surgery I found a way to train the next week. As motivation, I want to be the strongest man on the planet
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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.
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1 horse sized duck....100 seems like too much cardio, I would have to move around.
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Also, need some cardio/explosive movement work (Sprints, hills, sled, etc.), where does that go?
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I am just a guy who's goal is to be to be big and strong. I am not a powerlifter nor am I a bodybuilder. Is your program suited toward my goal?

Also, I am currently on a diet geared toward losing fat. I do not always eat this way, I usually eat to gain. Can I do your program while on my fat loss diet or should I wait until I am once again eating to gain?
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