My birthday is tomorrow but my wife threw my party this weekend and what a party it was. My buddy Damon brought me some awesome glasses, another buddy brought 100+ jell-o shots which were all devoured within an hour. My friend Karissa spent 8 hours making me a cake shaped like a woman with big tittays. Of course we ate the crotch out first. The wife bought a fog machine which set the smoke alarms off for hours. We didn't give a shit we were drunk. My dog ran out the front door a few hours into the party. apparently he was jealous and figured he needed to go get some doggie style on himself. He showed back up the next day and slept the entire day away. I did much of the same. I feel very blessed to have such a great group of friends.
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For those that listened to me on Iron Radio I wanted to emphasize something we talked about that should really hit home. The peak strength in 6 weeks discussion. THAT to me, seems to be about as true as it gets. I think inadvertently I have doing that with most of my programs. If you look at my philosophy and programming it usually falls around planning for six weeks. Just through my own experience over and over again, 6 weeks is about right for strength gains on a repeated movement. In other words, you're doing the same movement every week during that time. After the 6 weeks you tend to stall, then as I noted in the podcast, you kind of fall off the cliff. This is also why I've never bought into the 3 week-then deload bullshit. I've often hit my best after 5-6 weeks of hard training. After that I find the same thing every time. Everything starts to feel heavy, then strength dips, and I need to take a break. This is just an accepted part of strength cycling. That's why I don't sweat bad sessions anymore. It's to be expected. Especially after you've had a month of kicking ass. Realize those shitty training days as something GOOD. Your body is letting you know it's time to rebuild and repaid and rest is needed for that. Take that time off so it can. Don't be a stubborn asshole about it. If you are, you will get forced rest by the body. After your break, start back in slowly again. Rinse and repeat. Works like a charm.
The other part of that is exactly why the first three weeks of the strong15 is planned around your openers. It should be light and easy and prep you for the (drum roll) 6 hard weeks of training leading up to the meet. After the light week you should be timed out pretty well to hit some big lifts. Everyone who has programmed intelligently with it has hit PR's consistently in that time frame.
I am going to be transferring the blog into an actual website soon. I want to grow it out to where I can have more content, more features, and just more shit.
It's Monday and I'm still tired from partying all weekend. I hope everyone feels as shitty as I do. I have the eye twitch going on again. I need more rest and less lifting.