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Old 11-01-2007, 03:17 PM
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Question Pavels Power to the people

i recently read "power to the people" by Pavel,
in which he prescribes a certain routine for size gains using Deadlift variations and various presses exclusively.

it goes as follows:
Deads: 1st set 5X100%5rm, 2nd set 5X90%5RM and from then on keep bangin 5X80%5RM until form is impaired.
Presses: same as deads.

i like it's simplicity
but would like a second opinion,
what do you think?

thanks in advance...
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:37 PM
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Wow. Pavel is all about functional strength and doesn't care too much about size. I would take that with a grain of salt. It's funny that he would not normally advocate (from what I've read) going until form is impaired but when it comes to "size" he's suggesting that on deads and dead variations. It makes me wonder.

I've always thought he had a significant bias against "size" for size sake. I would never recommend doing deads basically to failure which is what this is (or close to it) or at least I wouldn't recommend doing it very often or with that type of volume. If your want to be able to progress well on deads without ending up with crappy technique and injuries it's not a good idea. But with a heavier deadlift comes size of some sort.
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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:10 PM
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whops,
somethings just came out wrong.

i meant he suggested stopping a short of good form failure.
and he is all about functional strength,
the bulk of the book is about stregth alone (with no size gains)
but then prescribes the routine above for those interested in hypertropy.

should i go through with it?
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:33 PM
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Why not go with a routine that is written by someone who is into size gains
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:31 AM
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i meant he suggested stopping a short of good form failure.
That seems more in character!

But I agree w/ Joker. This is not where most of his experience ultimately lies. Just putting 100 pounds on your max deadlift will put some size on you. You don't need to do such high volume. All that means is lighter weights.

I also wouldn't advacate focusing like that on two exercises with high volume for size or strength gains. It's a prescription for overuse injuries. Even if it's dead variations that doesn't mean much.
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