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charlesd
11-08-2009, 03:49 PM
What accessory work do you guys include and on what day? I like the program as the idea is simple but i want to add a few things and i'm not sure what.

thanks in advance.

Off Road
11-08-2009, 04:17 PM
I do the Boring But Big for the squat and deadlift days.
I do the Triumvirate for the press and bench days.
I also do sled pulls the day after squats and deadlifts.

bald bull
11-08-2009, 04:37 PM
Basically that depends on you and your own personal weaknesses and your situation as a powerlifter(ex do u compete in all 3 events or just push/pull). If your just a bench/puller then i would incorporate more back and shoulders into your routine since they help both your lifts. ,etc. Hope this helps.

What accessory work do you guys include and on what day? I like the program as the idea is simple but i want to add a few things and i'm not sure what.

thanks in advance.

LuNa
11-08-2009, 04:51 PM
I do the Boring But Big for the squat and deadlift days.
I do the Triumvirate for the press and bench days.
I also do sled pulls the day after squats and deadlifts.

I second this. Boring but Big for lower body is pretty awesome. I do Triumvirate with adding some exercises that cater to my specific needs. I dont do conditiong as of yet but i really should.

You can do whatever exercises you want. Just a note on the Boring but Big for deadlifts, i havent been able to properly walk since Wednesday. Go light if its your first time :).

SkyeD
11-08-2009, 04:54 PM
What lifts are considered accessory lifts

LuNa
11-08-2009, 04:59 PM
What lifts are considered accessory lifts

From his book:
Assistance exercises accomplish four main tasks. In no particular order, they:
Strengthen weak areas of the body.
Compliment and help increase the four basic lifts.
Provide balance and symmetry to your body and your training.
Build muscle mass.

Off Road
11-08-2009, 05:00 PM
From his book:
Assistance Exercises Assistance exercises accomplish four main tasks. In no particular order, they:
Strengthen weak areas of the body.
Compliment and help increase the four basic lifts.
Provide balance and symmetry to your body and your training.
Build muscle mass.

Did you memorize the whole book?
I had to go back to the book to remember the word Triumvirate :evillaugh:

LuNa
11-08-2009, 05:10 PM
Did you memorize the whole book?
I had to go back to the book to remember the word Triumvirate :evillaugh:

Lol, its quite easy to look for it in the e-book :). Thanks to the OP btw, im supposed to be studying but ended up reading up on assistance work :p.