Question: How do you ever reach a point where you can do 10 dips/10 chins to complete a Krypteria program ?
Answer: You get stronger? I don't understand the question. You consistently work hard and smart and due to this very magic, you will get there. Luckily in the Krypteia program there are other options.
Question: Jim, thinking of starting Krypteia with FB team. Thoughts on replacing dead’s with power cleans? If ok, what two asst lifts would you do?
Answer: I wouldn’t ever recommend replacing the deadlit with the power clean in the Krypteia program. The program is awesome by itself; if the power clean worked better than the deadlift in this program, I'd recommend it.
Question: Do you have the HS kids keep a log/journal daily?
Answer: I do not. All kids get printed workout sheets each cycle. The kids are high school football players (as well as wrestlers, basketball players, baseball players and track/field athletes); they are not "lifters". They are responsible for their sport; I am responsible for their training. The only thing that I ask of them, what I call their Personal Sovereignty, is total and complete effort/dedication to pushing their assistance lifts and doing all the little things correctly.
Win the battle, not the war.
Question: What tips/accessory work for failing off the chest on bench?
Answer: This just means you are weak. Get stronger shoulders and be patient. Not every plateau can be fixed with a circus movement; most of the time it takes patience and smart work.
Question: Upcoming metal albums that you are looking forward to?
Answer: Not really. I am disgusted with current metal scene. It’s an abomination both in output and attitude; weakness, hypocrisy and total slave mentality to authority. Too many tourists.
Question: Do you have any advice about how to train when injured?Answer: Focus on what you CAN do, not what you can’t. The attitude of a winner.
Question: Your preferred recovery methods for very regular/intense training weeks?
Answer: Sleep, eat/hydration and minimizing other stress. There is no "Super Secret Soviet Recovery JuJu Magombu"; remember the first order of recovery is "Don't train like an asshole."
Question: How do you program in farmers carries? Finisher or incorporated in accessory work?
Answer: Can we just all agree the term "Finisher" should be reserved for giant turds and porn stars? Horrible. Farmer's Walk are programmed as part of the three assistance categories and must be done according to the current training/fitness level of the athlete. This is all explained in the Forever book.