Post by joeldibattista on Oct 27, 2011 18:45:10 GMT -5
Hi there. In my experience, if you hit PRs in the first week of #32, you are in for some big PRs in the final week as you haven't really had a deload at all. We generally only go to 95% on the skills evaluation as after running a full prepatory cycle you are very fatigued - this is a good sign!
I wouldn't be dissapointed with your deadlift at all, follow the program and you will feel lots better in week 4 after the deload.
Write back once you're done and we can go from there.
So, I've finished 29 and the first week of 37. After the first week or so, I adjusted to the volume and everything feels pretty easy (I'm used to training at higher percentages). I've bumped up my maxes a little bit to start the second week of 37. (These are numbers I've done before, just not what I hit at my last meet.) I've got a meet planned for mid-November, which gives me time to finish 37 and then run 32 to peak. Assuming Sheiko produces results, I'll run it again and I like the look of the higher percentages in 40. Any suggestions on how to build that into a 12 or 16 week cycle? Maybe 37-40-37-32?
Post by joeldibattista on Sept 18, 2011 23:36:00 GMT -5
I think #39 is just a variation of #29 where some assistance has been used to replace some of the fundamental lifts. I don't think the program is written by Sheiko himself as some of the assistance doesn't appear in any of his other programs (e.g. pistol squats).
Personally, I think this is getting away from the essence of the Sheiko programs. If you give it a go, let us know how you get on.
Post by joeldibattista on Aug 25, 2011 22:22:48 GMT -5
Yeah I sometimes use straps. If I say have full ROM pulls first and then pulls from blocks second, I will use straps for the second movement.
You'll find your hands get conditioned after a while - I generally use straps because I don't want to pull too much with a mixed grip to reduce the risk of a back injury. I should probably swap my hands over, but it feels so awkward the other way around.