Recently I decided that I needed to increase my proficiency on a few key lifts for not only the strength benefits, but also for some hypertrophy goals I have in place.
My idea was to escalate the frequency in which I would perform a handful of productive exercises but firmly reduce the volume to create a “Milo Effect.”
The “Milo” idea was always intriguing to me—with the idea of focused and daily attention producing rapid results, so I decided to spend the rest of this year fixating on five exercises on a daily basis with load, progression, volume & intensity being dictated by the variables of the day.
I decided to start with sub-maximal loads on all exercises to get a sort of head start and hopefully surpass my past capabilities.
Linear progression is often recommended for novice trainees, but I think it can be equally effective for those of us with years of training experience under our belts—if implemented intelligently & correctly.
Next time I will update on my progress with this program and discuss some insights I have discovered.