Over at Poliquin’s site Kim Goss has a nice write up of Patrick Mendes‘ training life and his recent visit to the Poliquin Strength Institue.
Mendes’ basic workout plan is to do the classical lifts up to specific weights in the morning, followed by some higher-volume squats. In the late afternoon session Mendes usually goes as heavy as possible on several lifts, often dropping down and doing doubles based upon those results. I’ve been at two of these afternoon sessions, and I saw Mendes try a half-dozen attempts at a limit snatch before reluctantly slipping off a few kilos to finish off with some solid successes. And this type of training – hard, heavy and fast! – is repeated day in, day out
Check out the before / after photos.
|Patrick Mendes – Improved Front Squat Position
|Patrick Mendes – Improved Front Rack Position