Yeah but I'm not going to do 5/3/1 progression. Just the principle of one main lift a day, back off sets and then assistance.
(Original post by liftorrot)
Isn't 5/3/1 meant for advanced / experienced lifters ?
People usually recommend SL or SS at beginner level.
Is there a reason why you want to do 5/3/1 ?
SS is good for athletes. Poor for BBing imo unless your upper body genetics are far better than lower (Even then side delts and lats are barely hit if at all, biceps and forearms hardly hit, if you clean and not row the mid back is barely hit too).
Means I can nail bench/OHP fresh (Rather than after squats/DLs), more room for assistance tailored to lagging body parts etc. Also it gives me something to do in the summer, running a full body routine 7 times a week is a bad idea.
Last edited by Slick Fosbury; 16-06-2012 at 00:19.
Farmers walk is pretty fun. I only did 115kg holds, walking would be a lot harder.
(Original post by Motorbiker)
You're still weighing at around 80kg right? If you drop 5kg in the next 6 weeks you could do quite awesome at an U75kg strongman comp with lifts like that.
What are farmers walks like? I've never tried them with proper things, Only Dumbells...
Also, what is it like C&P'ing a log compared to a normal bar?
Nun said earlier that it's basically like a strict press with less ROM.
Logs are ****ing hard! Especially to press. I'd say in order of increasing difficulty - Barbell -> Axle -> Log
EDIT: I wouldnt say logs are like strict press, we used a huge log which was 60kg on its own and the diameter was huge so my hands were nearly 2 feet in front of my face which is an awkward position to press from. I liked using the axle though.
Last edited by u4m1r; 18-06-2012 at 00:08.