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    Coax 30 lbs from bench in 6 weeks? Right...

    Anyone else think the program is too good to be true? The workouts described in the Kelly Baggett article are stated to be for people that are at a plateau; having been stuck at the same bench max for a while. Can it really be expected that I gain 30 lbs (260 to 290) in 6 weeks when I went from 250 to 260 three months ago? All this assuming my diet is in check with appropriate rest etc etc.
    Well I decided to try the program anyways simply because nothing else has been working. I just completed the 4th bench workout out of 12, and everything has been easy so far. It looks like the program really jumps into the heavy stuff after the 5th workout. I'm following Option #2 of the article which has a push day and a pull day, which are the numbers I've been working on/need to work on.
    Anyone have any thoughts about the article? Think it's possible? Is 5-10 reps PER WORKOUT good enough?
    I'll post my results after the 12 workout period, successful or unsuccessful.
    18 | 185 lbs | 6' | 10%
    Bench: 260
    Squat: 400
    Deadlift: 440
    Total: 1100

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    We JUST discussed this article (although a lot of the posts were pretty worthless): http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=74898
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei
    We JUST discussed this article (although a lot of the posts were pretty worthless): http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=74898
    Are you calling my posts useless?

    I think this is the reason for him starting a new thread.

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    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
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    I didn't notice that the thread had been locked... I wish the useless posts would just be deleted rather than locking the entire thread!

    Anyway, I think the program is pretty solid. If you have been doing the typical bench press, followed by DB bench press, followed by incline, followed by flyes, followed by dips, followed by pec-dec, then you are definately in for a world of change w. a sensible program...
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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