Restart, Reboot

I went back through my training logs this morning, looking for where I had made the most progress during busy or high stress times.  What I found was during the majority of 2009, when I was using Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1.  It allows for adjustments when it’s not a good day, the training sessions can be as short or as long as you like, and there’s really no thinking involved.

So, given how much I’ve struggled this year, I decided to go back to basics.  Slow steady progress is better than none, and while I’d rather train using a more conjugate/”Westside” approach (and find that my best strength progress has come on such a program), I just can’t focus enough on training to get that right.  Maybe next year.

So, I’ve taken a shot at what my maxes are, adjusted them to 90% training maxes, and plugged them in to the magic 5/3/1 formulas.  I know this approach works, I just need to stay motivated and focus on making the time and keeping my life in balance.

Off we go.


About Paul Stagg

Husband, lifter, MBA in Baltimore, MD. Will post about Powerlifting, politics, Classical Liberalism, Economics, building wealth, self improvement, productivity, heavy music, wine, food, beer, and almost anything else. View all posts by Paul Stagg

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