[quote]Heck, most programs, outside of MAYBE a 1rm test, rarely go over 85% on lifts like the squat. People use a wide spectrum of intensities, which affects a number of things. In the olympic lifts, people quite often go to high percentages of their 1rm regularly because of the much easier recovery abilities and benefits, making the difference in loads (which is what you have defined as the prime issue) minimal.
And as Mike, CF and others have stated, most programs are crap.
[/quote] Apparently CF’s program is crap then because he has explicitly stated he NEVER goes above 6RM on squats and generally significantly below that. Whoops.
[quote]Further, strictly increasing loads doesn’t really mean shit–why not just do a partial ROM deadlift? You will be activating the glute/hamstring complex quite significantly with much higher weight than you could ever squat under any circumstance.
That is a totally ridiculous statement. Moving heavier and heavier loads is not important? Think before you type, Davan. I’m trying to have an intelligent discussion and elicit thoughtful opinions, not have a pissing contest. Grow up.[/quote]
Where did I say moving heavier and heavier loads is not important? Yet another attempt at a strawman from you, not that I am surprised.
Here is the issue–you have presented such a focus on load that your tunnel vision is keeping you from seeing the greater picture. If load is of the highest importance, then we why don’t we just do partial deads, which hit the glutes/hams hard and have a far greater load than anything else?