I read powerlifting watch weekly. Thanks for managing it.
I max with wraps, so my "raw" squat is an estimate (i just take 30lbs off for wraps). I'm nearing CMS/MS level (about 40lbs shy) so maybe I just need... more? Dont really wanna change back to the numbers programs though, because I LOVE the bench portion of your program.
I have a skills eval next week and a meet in 5 ... i'll have a better assessment then.
Just wondering if anything new has come out? Im currently on my 2nd cycle of the "new 12wk program" and am receing good results on my bench. Squat isnt budging though. I feel i can handle more lower body volume. Perhaps i'll try Sheiko 40-30-32 next time around
I am currently on Wk10 of Dave Bates new 12Wk test program (just completed skills day last week). Unexpectedly, I have decided I am doing a meet come December 15th. This means I need to ADD 3 WEEKS somewhere.
Should I complete the program, then repeat Wk10-12? Just "go back" to Wk8 and continue and do a skills day again?
Also, the despite using my true 1RM for squats and bench its beginning to get a little easy. Maybe i'm beginning to recover, or maybe I need to up the weight a little....
Dropping in to say i'm currently on Wk6. I'm really liking the bench volume and intensity, though strangely i'm not finding it THAT difficult despite using my true 1RM. Like the pause squats to. I started carb cycling and i'm down 3-4 lbs.
Thanks! Thats what I really like about Sheiko... it really perfects your form. And normally my squat form is pretty good too, i think
I'm not sure how 531 will turn out... i dont know much about it. However, I tried Sheiko while cutting and it did NOT work well... As long as I maintain my strength while I cut down to 230 i'll be more than satisfied
37-31-32 skipped the Skills Day to time it right for my meet
previous meet i did was 529/331/562 - 1422 LBS
(this was with knee wraps, and I hit a 350 gym bench)
Set my maxes at 510/350/555
518/358/573 - 1449 LBS
Thoughts on Squat:
First time using a monolift and squat bar. Struggled with this. Couldnt find a good spot on my back with the bar. Messed up my foot placement. Though I have an excuse for my squats, i'm not satisfied. For the amount of squatting I did, I feel like I should have been stronger. I'm probably stronger, but we'll never know.
Thoughts on Bench:
No denying i'm stronger on bench. Happy with the results here.
Thoughts on Deadlift.
573 went up faster than my 562 did a few months ago. This is probably because A) we had an Okie bar, and B) i'm a little stronger. No complaints.
Overall, i'm satisfied though. I REALLY want to keep doing Sheiko, but I need to cut weight. Going to to switch to 5/3/1 for 8-10 weeks while I try to cut 15lbs. Then, back to Sheiko. Probably run 29-37-32 again.
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2012 2:36:08 GMT -5 by biglarge
I'm still relatively new to Sheiko, this is only my 3rd cycle. Yes, I did feel quite run down at the end of my cycle; however, I felt that I recovered very quickly. After having saturday, sunday, easy monday workout, and tuesday off I felt mostly recovered.
I'm currently running 37-31-32 and currently on Wk2 of 31.... i feel more fatigued this time around than on my last cycle.