My Third Post
Can Simple and Sinister and The Rite of Passage be used at the same time?
Weightlifting is a complicated thing based on lots of trial and error by other people and some scientific research too. Reading Pavel's books shocked me as to the depth of this experience and research. I'd like to come to understand WHY the S&S programme works so incredibly well, but I think that is totally beyond me. All I know is I went from weak fat guy always getting his back hurt when lifting anything to Hercules in a few months.The only thing I'd disagree with is your last sentence. Most people shouldn't construct their own routines, they should follow something that's already out there and proven to advance them towards their goals. You just aren't most people.
I'm looking forward even more to getting the "Enter the Kettlebell" book now. It sounds like the ROP programme is extremely good!"Understanding is a delaying tactic."
Glad you've chosen not to worry about it - carry on!
The brilliance of Pavel's simple programs lies in their simplicity. It's hard enough for a coach to design an effective program for a student - hard enough but within the abilities of a sizable group of people on our planet. But the ability to design a program that is simple and effective, and on top of that, is also applicable to a very wide group of people - well, that is truly exceptional. Simplicity increases adherence and, in the end, yields more progress for more people, I think.
I had the experience of trying a program Pavel had given me, one specifically for my needs, and in the end, I stopped doing it and went back to the Rite of Passage. I told him and I was pleased he forgave me.