Originally Posted by James Evans
I guess he feels that swings and snatches are the only conditioning you could ever need.
And yes, I thought the kb was the panacea for every S&C requirement, I'm surprised DLs even get a look in.
I have a fondness for PTTP. A couple thoughts, PTTP is internally consistent, but completely biased towards strength training, not S&C. Pavel's consistent message is to figure out your priority and focus on that. If your are trying to get strong... Do strength training. If you are trying to train conditioning........ do that.
He would say that conjugate training is frustrating and challenging for the self coached. I think that is a fair statement but there are plenty of smart folks who disagree.
The no warm up thing was never a problem for me. That said, once I started incorporating weight based warm-ups ala' Starting Strength, my sessions got a lot
more productive. I think folks with sedentary jobs need warm-ups.
Take up the offer of a loaner copy of PTTP or if you can lay your hands on it, Beyond Bodybuilding. Pavel's message makes more sense in context.
I miss this type of progression. The whole five days a week of lifting has a nice feel to it after a couple weeks, it never seems "hard enough" but it always works for me...for about 3 weeks. I keep waiting for my current progress to stall so I can try Justa's single progression from Rock Iron Steel.