Originally Posted by Mark Fenner
These are all great questions. I'd also like to know what your real age is, your training age (years of serious training without more than a month off), and if you've ever done anything that would have made you strong without weights (heavy labor, wrestling, etc.). I think all these additional questions drastically affect the Practical Programming "novice, beginner, intermediate" programming ideas and the tolerance of the trainees for different programming schemes.
Oh, where was the relative intensity article you mentioned?
im about to turn 31 and im a Taurus who likes .......... sorry wrong forum
ive trained with weights to some degree since i was 15, i started when i was playing football (soccer) with a typical health club machine based circuit,
At 19 discovered the world of spit and sawdust training with an aim to get HUGE!!! With single part body splits, high volume drop sets forced reps etc.
I Just copied what the big lads were doing and tried to put lots of weight on the bar and lift it lots, worked ok but i didn't have the decca or sus to help out, and did very little conditioning at this time bar 2 - 3 nights a week of goshin ryu ju jitsu under Steve Barnett, and working as a nightclub doorman.
About 4 years ago i left the weights for about 12 months to concentrate on my fitness for the FF entry tests and the biggest thing i picked up were 10kg dumb ells in circuits.
only came back to lifting when i trained at CF Manchester and they made me start again.
I found the article in the Performance menu journal shop its written by pierre Auge