Originally Posted by Dave Van Skike
Siders and Gillingham may be the two of the all around strongest drug tested strength athletes in human history.
but...there's a lesson in there for mortals. about how you can get hella strong using a mix of rep work, volume work , max effort work and most important. how you can get really strong using submaximal weights.
Again, you hit the nail on the head. Brad and Brian are two beasts of the same feather. Brad is what? 42 or 43 and he's deadlifting 860something - more than he did when he was in his 30s and wayyyy more than he did in his 20s. But their training is just as you put it - thought out.
Brian started high volume, high frequency training right off the bat. He's a genetic freak because, from memory, he benched 500 when he was 16. He also never went for anything close to his max in training. He only went there the last two weeks before a meet and at the meet. But everything was waved and percentaged out to a point where he slowly and continually improved.
To watch him train is awe inspiring. Just what he moves makes you shake your head.
All the best,