Thanks to Mike Rinaldi, I had the wonderful opportunity of talking with Dick Smith over a series of telephone interviews. Dick’s background includes World War II experiences, a quarter squat over 1000 pounds and a lifetime of funny insights about the world of athletics. Yet, when you begin to look at the roll call of….
While talking with John Powell, he reminded me that he learned the lifts from Richard Marks. I was cleaning up a mess in a desk and found the “San Jose” Program that Marks put together for the team. I should have followed this in college, it is really logical.
When I reference being 43 in this article, it will give you an idea of how old this is… That “thump” you heard was my rear end crashing down. I decided to do my own little variation of York Course Three and try to get to the Bronze standards on a few of the lifts…..
From about ten years ago… Ten quality reps a workout is about all I can do. So, 3 by 3 is great for me, as is 2 sets of 5, or 6 singles. I only count the real sets though. I remember one guy who said at the Upper Limit Gym that he was doing….
Week One Alternate Day One and Day Two three days a week. Week One will have two “Day Ones” and Week Two will have two “Day Twos.” The entire program repeats every third week. Day One Warm Up Overhead Squats A few Sets of Three; Mix in some “Extension Snatches” (From the extended “on the….