For everyone starting 365 next week, some tips to making things work.
1. PROGRAM LIGHT!
In the first cycle, the first three weeks worry about the assistance work, and getting the volume in there. The main lifts should be fast and explosive. Take this time to work on getting tight, and technique. Not the fact that the weights feel "puny". They should.
2. Take it 1 cycle at a time.
I already have people telling me there are setting goals for the year. That is fine if you want to do that, however a better way to look at it is like this. If you destroy every cycle through the year, you're going to end up much further along than if you try to manipulate this cycle, based on what you want for the next cycle. So for the strength based cycle, EAT, and train for strength. There are phases where the fat comes off later. During those, don't sweat your top end strength. Take each phase one at a time, and use it for what it's programmed for.
3. Don't sweat the small details.
For those that train at home, if you don't have an incline, do standing press. If you can't do a certain movement, swap it out for a movement that is similar. Use the movements you feel most comfortable with, that also provide the best training economy if you can't use one that is listed.
4. Set modest goals
This time of year, everyone is going to be the Incredible Hulk or She-Hulk in three weeks. Let's clear the way for the truth here. That isn't going to happen. So simmer down, make modest goals for each cycle that can be reached and go after them. At the end of the year, adding up all of those small goals, will mean a shit ton of progress. Where before, you would make a very big goal and fall short because you didn't decide to achieve the little victories first.
I'm excited for this shit to kick off and have no doubt that if you follow these rules, you'll have an incredibly productive training year.