Bam--Wendler never promises that you can make 120 per year. He suggests slowing the progression when that seems right (you probably noticed that I only add 5/cycle if I make my reps). Also, there will be a point when you don't make the prescribed reps, and you keep your index weight the same for the next cycle. If you can't make the reps for 2 cycles, then you reset.
Makes perfect sense. I'm usually a little suspicious of of linear progression schemes (particularly when it comes to real estate). Trying to find the part in the 531 manual that explains when to reset or is that yours?
Starting my 3rd week and already I'm beginning to see the wisdom of adding less than 10lbs/cycle. In fact a monthly gain of 5lbs seems more than acceptable.
Palofs are sometimes called "anti-rotation holds" or some such. Good work for your obliques without twisting your lumbar spine. You can vary them either by adding weight, or by increasing the "lock-out time", the time when your arms are extended. I hold for 6 or 8 counts of whatever music is playing at the time! Glad you found the video. Thanks, Stu.
Did 'em, keeping 'em. This week I'm going to try doing 10 reps graduating the hold from 1-10 secs. So that's first rep for 1 sec, and last rep for 10 secs -- wish me luck.