Originally Posted by Dave Van Skike
I started at the beginning of 2008, my template is really similar to folks I train with that range from "the laughing group" (that's me) to National contenders and former Nat Champs.
SM has a jillion ways to structure it, as a lower level guy I spend most of my time working the BB lifts that carry over and then, 8-10 weeks like most people, start getting really specific training on the implements and events that they'll be doing.
Here's a great article from a guy who kicked ass at Nat's in the lightweights, (<105Kilos)
Dave---who do you train with? yes, it is a good article, I read that a little while ago, Tom is a very good guy (competed against him and his old crew(NJ)a few times,very good guys) and exceptionally strong....and I would say if you actually competed then your not a "laughing group" member