.... is that later in the deadlift section, Pavel says "For most exercises the rule of thumb is to lower the weight with control. The deadlift is an exception. An attempt to slowly lower the bar tens to throw the weight forward and overstress your back. ... The proper way to get the bar home is to quickly push your glutes back - sitting in a chair, remember? -- and let the bar nearly fall to the floor."PTTP pg 68: "Apart from safety, there are many reasons to lift and lower your weights slowly: three to five seconds on the way up and three to five on the way down is the Power to the People! rule."
I don't necessarily argue against that, because I have read the works of Chad Waterbury, but you can't come in and just post a single sentence stating something as proven, without citing a study or something that actually proofs it.It's scientifically proved that lifting the bar as fast as posible produces greater results in hypertrophy (miofibrillar and sarcoplasmic).
With regards to 5/3/1 and PTTP, which do you think helped the most? I'm considering one or the other to start rebuilding my strength after a loooonnng lay off.One more follow-up here, I finished the SFL cert weekend and all the rest went well. I learned so much!!! Fantastic location, nice small group, top notch instruction from Doc Hartle, and an SFL manual chock full of gold. I have so much more confidence in the lifts now, and have added a few to the repertoire: front squat, zercher squat, and good morning. And of course now I know how to bench press properly. I'll be working on this one.
My prep did serve me well today, as I passed the three technique tests solidly: 5 back squats at 125 lb, 5 MP at 85 lb, and 5 deadlifts at 170 lb. The presses I attribute to the PTTP cycle for sure. So there's a win, relative to this thread! That is quite a hard standard to meet; in fact, 2 of the 4 women there missed the military presses. Testing is hard at the end of a VERY challenging weekend of a lot of lifting. Other than that everyone did really well. We were a good team.
We covered a LOT of programming, and I was really glad to have tried PTTP in addition to 5/3/1 before going. It gave me valuable experience with different ways to go about progression, and all the programming information made a lot more sense to me than if I hadn't done these two programs.
Anyway thanks again everyone for your inputs here on this thread, you helped me towards a very successful weekend!
Hmm... great question, but I don't think I have an answer for you. I think it has more to do with what phase of training you are in, your recovery, and how well you actually carry out the program than it would the specific program in your case.With regards to 5/3/1 and PTTP, which do you think helped the most? I'm considering one or the other to start rebuilding my strength after a loooonnng lay off.
Agreed! I just posted my complete write-up here: SFL experience - Oct 2017, Charleston, SCThe SFL is a wonderful experience. Even though I did not pass the bench press, so am not certified, my students noticed the difference. Yours will love your new barbell coaching abilities.
The SFL is just that great.
I think it depends how you like to train and how accessible a bar is for you.With regards to 5/3/1 and PTTP, which do you think helped the most? I'm considering one or the other to start rebuilding my strength after a loooonnng lay off.