Strength: Easy as Pi
Jon DeMoss

When my athletes ask me how to get faster, or get more powerful, or how to make plays worthy of SportsCenter’s Top 10, I always answer the same: “Get stronger!” A quick trip around the interwebs reveals seemingly infinite methods and programs for increasing strength that often leads to more blank stares than a grade school geometry class. Don’t make it harder than it has to be, though. At the core of each of these programs lies only a few principles to get stronger. Learn...

Jin Lim May 1 2014 2:47 pm
Jon, great article! Just wondering how do you decide what weights to use each session? I sort of see the pattern, but not quite understand it
Jon DeMoss May 9 2014 6:41 am
We have approached this in two different ways.

(1) With experienced athletes that we have worked with, their training history with us dictates their starting weight. We have coached these athletes long enough to know where they are at in their development.

(2) A brand new lifter will use the first workout of the program (5x1) to define a "training" max to use for the Pi program. This might not be the lifter's absolute max, but we view it as the best effort the athlete has to offer at that time.

Hope this helps and I'm glad you enjoyed the article!
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