Originally Posted by sollo rick
that "dude" really knows his stuff
and will get you far beyond a 200 kg deadlift
the $20 price is very fair
not everything should be free
I read the book today. Surprisingly quick (but good) read for being 97 pages. I like how customizable the program is. Could be fun to try out this fall if I don't end up going a more Oly oriented route.
Wendler's and Rippetoe's descriptions of the lifts differ a bit in some areas, though, but I guess Wendler's not really trying to teach people how to perform the lifts with his book...
"Don't be Half Rep McGee."
Also, while procrastinating I made an Excel calculator that calculates your weights for the next four four-week cycles for you since it'll be easier to come back to that way and not have to go through the book again this fall. It also let's you decide what you want to round to (5lbs, for example if your smallest plates are 2,5lbs or 2,5lbs if your smallest plates are 1,25 et cetera). It also has a small calculator based on the formula Wendel wrote about in his book about determining 1RM based on a multiple rep max.
Could some of you please take a quick look at it to see if I understood things right from his book? I basically used his percentages and added 5kg to the squat and dead training max and 2,5kg to the bench press and press training max for each cycle (10lbs and 5lbs respectively in the pound version).
(The fields in italics are fields you should edit - the calculator takes your true 1RM and determines your training max (90% of your 1RM) for you.)