Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Thought you might appreciate a nifty
little progression scheme from way
back in 1948 -- from Harry Paschall,
one of my all-time favorite Iron Game
It's a way of adding weight to the
bar on a regular basis and making
steady progress without hitting
any sticking points and without
going stale or burning out.
And it's pretty darn simple.
Here's what you do:
1. Train for five weeks, adding 5
lbs. to the bar every week.
2. Rest in week six.
3. Do another five weeks of training,
but this time, start with the weight
you used in week two of the previous
program -- and finish five pounds
ahead of where you finished before.
4. Repeat several times and see what
Harry called the rest in week 6 the
Paschall Pause. One of my regular
readers calls it Harry's Hiatus.
They're both good names, but
whatever you call it, give it
As always, thanks for reading and have
a great day. If you train today, make
it a good one!
Yours in strength,
P.S. Harry Paschall is one of the main
characters in my Legacy of Iron books.
You can find them right here:
1. Legacy of Iron
2. Legacy of Iron 2 -- Clouds of War
3. Legacy of Iron 3 -- The 10000 Pound
4. Legacy of Iron 4 -- York Goes to
5. Legacy of Iron 5 -- Barbells in the
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Less is more,
but everyone needs to learn it on their own."
-- Brooks Kubik