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

Author / John

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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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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