| Ep 486 – Linear Progression Program for a 42 Year Old Bull

Author / Christopher McQuilkin

18 Min Listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

John and Texas, this is Tim. I’ve been following Bedrock with my son and working through the linear progression and I hit 270 my squats and I couldn’t complete with all my reps on the first set for the next squat day. I reset down at 250 and I couldn’t get all through my reps after a couple of sets but not all my reps that to Thursday either the next day. I could not complete all my reps and sets at 250, I just don’t know what’s going on. I’m 42, 6’4″ weigh about 230 and just curious what’s going on here and I can’t accept that to sentence on that page for somebody my size and my sleep in nutrition hasn’t changed. But maybe I need to be eating more to provide my body but needs I didn’t know about maybe my age. So if you guys can provide some advice, I would appreciate it and I hope I provided enough information for you to to recite some intelligent feedback.

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The Young Bull and the Old Bull are standing in their garage gym overlooking a barbell full of plates and following Power Athlete’s Bedrock program. The Old Bull has run into a plateau in his squat while watching the Young Bull sprint down hill to lift all of the weights and improve performance in his respective sport. The Old Bull is walking down the proverbial hill asking why he can only lift some of the weights! Or something like that…

John and Tex take a question from 42 year old caller training with his son following a linear progression through the Bedrock program. The Crew assess the approach to resetting or reloading when facing a plateau, bringing an EMS in on the training, and what training approaches may better fit the Old Bull but still keep him teaching lessons in iron to Junior.

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Christopher McQuilkin

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Former collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder, 4-year letter winner and 3-year team captain. Coached strength and conditioning collegiately with Georgetown University football, Men's and Women's lacrosse and Women's Crew, as well with the University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under Raphael Ruiz of 1-FortyFour-1 studying proper implementation of science based, performance driven training systems. Head coached CrossFit Dupont's program for two years in Washington D.C. Received a Master's in Health Promotion Management from Marymount University in 2010, and has been a coach for Power Athlete since October, 2012.


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