Hail to the Dinosaurs!
I get a lot of questions asking whether
it's okay to try a particular exercise
or a particular set/rep scheme.
"Will it work?"
"Will it help increase my squat (or
whatever lift the writer is interested
"Will I over-train?"
My answer is always the same.
"Try it and see."
Rational experimentation is the only way
to find what works best for you.
You have to try different things -- and
you have to watch and see what happens.
That's how you answer the "Will it work?"
And to answer that question, you need to
keep an eye on your weights.
If you're adding five pounds to the squat
bar every week, things are good.
If you change things around, add more sets,
add some other exercises, or start squatting
more (or less) frequently and your gains STOP
or slow down, then you've answered your own
That's the great thing about strength training.
You can tell what works by keeping careful
records and measuring your progress.
If you're making progress, keep on doing what
If you're not making progress, or if your
progress slows down, make some changes.
And that's the answer to the "Will it work?'
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. I cover plenty of plateau-busters in
Strength, Muscle and Power -- including rest
pause training and power rack workouts. Plenty
of good, solid ideas to try:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right
P.S.3. Thought for the Day: "Do what works.
Discard the rest." -- Brooks Kubik