Originally Posted by ridethecliche
I know it has been around forever, which is why it's likely that only some uncoached individuals aren't using it.
The main pl and oly lifts are different. Point was that they aren't spending hours doing curls and leg presses.
I think the bb vs pl infighting is hilariously asinine.
+1 on that the distinction between BB and PL training is unnecessary. For raw lifters, strength and size seems to be more correlated than for enhanced guys. There's good principles from both worlds.
The definition of accessory movement seems to be quite vague or misunderstood. Its not like only machines and movements very far removed from the competition lifts are accessories, but every single lift that is not the competition lifts in their strictest form is accessories.
The majority of my lifts are not competition squat, bench w/ pause or conv deadlifts, but box squats, high bar squats, front squats, tng bench, db bench, ohp, pin press, rdl, deficit dl, snatch grip dl. Those are all accessories despite being close variants of the competition lifts. Imo, a powerlifter do not need to spend a ton of time on tricep ext and leg extensions although they certainly have their place in the routine as a whole. I do those regularily too, but I have more focus on lifts that mimic the competition lifts and that target my specific weaknesses in those.
Charly's periodization breakdown seems pretty spot on for me too. I am currently in the first phase he wrote: 5-6 days a week, high volume and lower intensity. The only difference between us seems to be how we split our training sessions (I do full body atm) and what lifts we use, but I could be wrong here.
Also, Croatia is the bomb.
Chilling on the beach on Brac right now.