By Fred Koch
In September of 1991, IronMan Bodybuilding Magazine , one of the the largest and most respected Magazines in history decided to release the periodization system Tudor Bompa theorized and myself and a great team of guys put together as ” The Ironman Training System”.
As I have been reading through the old articles it came to me that what we put together then is still relevant to, actually we were way ahead of our times. Since my writing and editing ability leaves a lot to be desired I will encourage you to read through the material. I am going to republish the articles as we released them. If you are one of those people that still question all the bullshit that you read on the web these days I am sure you will agree with me that something still is missing.
Many People are still subscribing to my old You Tube page. This is the newest one.
Here is the link for my new You tube page. I took all the music out of the old ones and re-edited many of the new ones. This page is still active because many of the article I have written are linked here. The same videos are on the new page, plus many more..If you find an article and there is no link. Just let me know and I will fix it. email@example.com
Fred at his gym the Bear Cave after a great training phase.
During my first conversations with Tudor about “defining progressions” he showed me the system he used.
Tudors method made Progressive Resistance finally come to light.
I understood what is was but my first thought was “who would take the time to do this” I mean figuring out every set and every rep for every exercise by hand? Come on! So I asked him. His response was ” If strength training is so important than Americans are just lazy, that’s why they don’t take the time to do it”. Which of course he is right on that. We always go for the quick fix and taking the time to figure out all those % really isn’t fun. BUT, he also had to realize that in the Eastern countries he had the time and/or assistance to do all this. The bottom line was NO ONE would figure out all those %.