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Old 07-28-2009, 06:15 PM   #11
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"whining about results"....yeah, that's the point in those type of discussions. You don't really get to call the program "xxxx" if you modify it somehow and expect to get the advertised result. I'm not expecting to become a beast power lifter, just to stay in condition for life's vagaries.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:52 PM   #12
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Frank, any metcon you do will cut into your potential gains on SS. It might mean you reach the intermediate phase at lower weights. It might also take you another couple of months for your linear progression to top out. So it's not necessarily bad.

Generally, the best way to get good at X is to do X, eat for X, and recover for X. When you add Y, there are problems. (You see what I did there, ladies?). Some problems you can live with; some you can't.

If you want to add metcon, add a light one on Friday. Then maybe add one on Wednesday after a month. At this point your SS workouts should be difficult, so you'll have to add even more.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:43 PM   #13
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I guess I'll have to identify what I'm doing as SSM for Modified or SSHM - Heavily Modified. I do want to get a lot stronger but at this point in life, putting on a lot of weight to do it just doesn't seem appealing. Too bad getting stronger is generally equated with getting bigger.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:08 AM   #14
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Eh?

If you don't want the hypertrophy don't eat for it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:38 AM   #15
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Eh?

If you don't want the hypertrophy don't eat for it.
If you've never been over a buck-fifty in your life ;P then not eating is probably much easier than for someone approaching 190 lbs. That may be a subjective observation though. Me loves to eat, anything. So while doing a strength based program I tend to get fatter/bigger. For me not to gain while doing this will be a real accomplishment. You skinny sobs make me envious at times.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:20 PM   #16
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I guess I'll have to identify what I'm doing as SSM for Modified or SSHM - Heavily Modified. I do want to get a lot stronger but at this point in life, putting on a lot of weight to do it just doesn't seem appealing. Too bad getting stronger is generally equated with getting bigger.
I'm a weight class athlete that has used (and is currently using) a linear progression program. Like Steven said, if you don't want the extra mass, don't eat for it.
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