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Dr. Israetel discusses the fourth most important consideration in a raw powerlifting training program: stimulus-recovery-adaptation, or SRA for short. It’s a detail, but an important one.
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You are very knowledgable and a great presentor.
I had an accident and now have awful ankle mobility causing my torso to collapse forward anywhere near parallel during squats. What would you suggest besides stretching?
for volume, would a good amount of volume be some sort of progression template on the main lifts, followed by 3 sets of 3-4 assistance exercises done at an rpe of 8.5-9 for 6-10 reps? this would be done twice a week.
best powerlifting/bodybuilding advice on youtube. love your vids bro, keep it up.
greets from germany. 🙂
Grant Reed says
These videos are great, as are the articles you’ve written for Juggernaut. “Raw Powerlifting Without the Fluff” had me cracking up. I think I’ve learned more about developing a good periodization scheme from your articles and videos than everything else I’ve read combined.
Harley Mackenzie says
So what is your explanation for the physiques of gymnasts, track cyclists, sprinters, olympic weightlifters? How is it that they are able to perform the same movement patterns day in, day out, while both recovering and adapting?
derek green says
Ofek Urbino says
Awesome talk as always 🙂
Sam Amighi says
great video! had a quick question. Could you elaborate on your statement of “Great powerlifters train hard and rest harder”, specifically on the rest portion? What in your mind is the optimal way to rest? Foam rolling? Hot baths? Not doing any physical demanding work ect ect
Haydn Crook says
I can think of 2 guys probably the best 2 in Briton, one with a world record deadlift who train with a high frequency and compete in drug tested comps. Why is it we see guys being so successful training with a high frequency compared to others who don’t? im sure there are many others who get great success from high frequency training i have also got my best results with a high frequency approach. Why do you think this is? thanks.
Do you recommend the same frequency when training for bodybuilding?
Jason Newton says
Well long story short I think Dr. Israetel is wrong. My main questions would be: What evidence is there to suggest that a single factor model is better than a dual factor one? Do you agree that increasing total volume leads to greater strength gains and if so how do you justify limiting it by limiting frequency? How do you explain numerous PLs and WLs and some of history’s strongest people training with high frequency and making gains if apparently they can’t adapt and recover? Doing work that could be spread across the week and instead concentrating into big sessions causes much more muscle damage, how does this promote recovery?
I have more but I think that’s enough.
What do you think is best for a novice to start with: strength (5×5 or similar) or some kind of hypertrophy protocol?
Yichuan Wang says
Got a question. If you recommend to train twice a week, I suppose that as a normal person with normal recovery ability, I should present overload twice a week on a specific muscle group. So for this case, I am assuming that each workout should have the same arrangement with gradually increasing load. However, if all workouts have the same arrangement, there will be no specification on intensity or volume. Is that a good program? If I want to separate intensity and volume, how should I arrange my program given that two overload cycles are required per week?
Kwesi Stone says
9:13 “Drugs? What kind of drugs?” “I took a 5,000 IU Vitamin D this morning and I was taking 2-3g of Vitamin C a day a couple of months ago! Am I o.k.?!”
Tommy Canaparo says
Funny thing is Eric Helms benches 5 times a week and he overcame a strength plateau in that way
Gabriela Angulo says
thanks for sharing this what do u think of the westside method?