December 20, 2004

6 responses to Ejecting

  1. Scott Says:

    Personally I think a switch back to Westside is the most logical option, as the other alternatives you mentioned will either : turn you into a bench specialist (by taking away from the training of the squat+deadlift) or provide insufficient variety (lack of accessory exercises).

    It would also provide you another opportunity to assess the gains made using the Blakley program.

  2. Kris Says:

    Not quite sure if I follow your line of reasoning here, but yes, am definitively leaning towards Westside for reasons that will become apparent a bit down the line. Besides, those old records are asking for it. We’ll see.

  3. John Says:

    Great benching work, Kris… watch that elbow carefully… and have you ever tried the Nyman Prilepin bench yourself? I am thinking of giving it a go…

  4. Kris Says:

    I did give it a go and got through the program as outlined, but didn’t do anything for my max at the time (my bench was royally stuck then and nothing seemed to help - will probably give it another chance at a more auspicious time). I did leave the program three workouts early though due to a trip to Italy. The blog entries about the program begin here:

    That being said, this program has been very popular here in Finland and has received some pretty good feedback from lifters. By all means give it a go, would be interesting to see what kinds of results you get from it - heck, it’s only six weeks long, a very pleasurable program and based on the proven Prilepin’s table. :-)

    For those of you who didn’t know, there’s a script for the program here:

    Reader Alberto Caraballo also saw some success with it when adapted for the T-bar row:

  5. Stinn Says:

    Have you thought about a Metal Militia style work out? They outline the workout which is only 2 days a week. I’ve found it works very nicely with a WSB style squat/dead training which is also twice a week. We workout saturday, sunday, tuesday, wednesday(ME Squat, MM Bench, DE Squat, DE Bench repectively). If you wanna get stronger listen to the strongest benchers in the world, or at least that’s my motto.
    Just another option.

  6. Kris Says:

    I’m familiar with Metal Militia and have seen some adaptations of it that seem to work wonders even for raw benchers. I’ll probably give it a go when I’m a bit more advanced, but for now I’m pretty sure the amount of heavy pressing would whack my shoulders up pretty bad (if the Blakley mod I tried recently was too much, MM is certainly well beyond…). Can’t currently take more than a couple of max lifts a week, otherwise they get jammed. Thanks for the suggestion though; MM is certainly working impressively well for you and Jamie.

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