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mga sir, im just curious... whats next after strength training? say for example you were able to lift the heaviest weight (PR) at the end of the program, will you try another strength program or repeat? coz in my experience (although i only invented my own program) strength isn't accurate and unpredictable. there are times when you are strong and times when you feel weak. you can factor in whatever reason you have (overtraining, diet,stress, etc.) but our body is simply weird. dont get me wrong, im not against strength training but im just wondering why some lifters think that our body can keep moving forward without hitting a wall.
if your body cant go forward for now, dont force it. it would be better to be good first at a certain poundage until it feels light (for a few weeks) before adding weight instead of piling the plates just for the sake of having some "gains". breaking your records doesnt always mean you're getting better. if you cant keep it, its not a "gain".
big dawg is right! in 5 years, you could have become more.
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Obviously it's based for pl. However, he will gain alot more with a more conventional routine. Do you think you gain mass from getting stronger on only those 4 exercises alone? Of course not. Most in pl refer to other exercises out of the big 3 as accessory lifts, but those other lifts, pullups, dips, bb rows, etc pack on alot of size also. Regarding his diet and IF, why the need to go so unorthodox when decades of more conventional eating patterns are tried and proven haha? It appears so many like to try to reinvent the wheel these days. Keep in mind there is a huge difference in addressing a problem of a n00b and a vet - in NO way should he be hitting a "wall" per se at his stage of development.
Btw I am missing something about all this pl talk and pl lifts - I mean I didn't realize his primary goal was to be a powerlifter. I thought he wanted to add more muscle. Quite a difference, as you already alluded to that a guy can get much stronger and not gain much muscle if he trains specifically for that. However, with MOST, if they get stronger for REPS, ie, 8-10, they will get much bigger. Been there, done that young blood.
breaking your records doesnt always mean you're getting better. if you cant keep it, its not a "gain".
Also, the sleeplessness problem (due to CNS fatigue, haven't taken a "real" week off for years)
did you know that IF is also a stressor?
Stress is only in the mind, and we can create our own stress-induced hell by simply perceiving things the wrong way. To deal with stress, don't battle the stressor. Battle your perception.
actually in my opinion @nrg the prob w/ the current program you have now is it has way too little stimulation when it comes to hypertrophy in order to get big. so my take should you chose to continue this setup of yours, is add assistance routines and do them on a higher rep range (8-10 reps ideally) similar to what i do (not saying you have to copy my program hehehe). When i say assistance routines, movements that complement or has "carry over" w/ your main lifts. That way you can still focus on gaining strength while not entirely compromising getting enough size in your frame in the long run if that's where you want to be.
Teka anu nga ba talaga ang gusto mong ma achieve? Strength? Size? Baka kasi mamaya bigay kami ng bigay info sayu hindi pala suitable sa goals mo hehehe.
It's most likely. If he hasn't taken a de load in weeks he's overreaching.
Proof? Nag try ka na din ba mag IF? 1 year na akong nag fafast, pero ni minsan di ako na sstress.
Umm if he continually powerlifts and sets pr's for weeks on end, he's overtaxing his central nervous system, if this makes it clearer.
The main thing for powerlifting is to develop strength via a powerful cns.
Sleeplessness could be caused by a lot of things. Overtraining might induce a higher resting heart rate so maybe that's why.
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