This goes along with the unable to do a pull up question in a sense.
Just starting my first round of 10/20/L and doing a few off seasons as I’m quite detrained. Anyway. I was approached about how since I couldn’t do any dips or pull ups and few push ups, I should skip weight training and just focus on being able to do that. This was coming from a strong powerlifter. Due to the fact you could put pushups, inverted rows/pull ups and negative dips/dips in your warm up (not to mention work on them during deload weeks) this seemed really odd. I suppose I’m looking for some validation here but I feel I’d come to the source for their take. The other issue they mentioned was 1 weeks for a PR as a novice (even after 3 years) is “insane”.
I don’t quite understand your question. But I’ll be putting out an article on what I’ll be doing going forward as I’m quite de-trained myself. I haven’t trained since the end of Feb. And if you don’t count the Arnold as training (which I don’t – it’s competing) then it’s almost been 2 months. I personally am going to ease into it.
I do think you should be walking, doing core work and bodyweight stuff before you jump right into an offseason.
As far as the other lifter and him being strong, that doesn’t mean hes is smart of seasoned, or even knows what he is talking about.
Please clarify what you are asking in both of your questions.
I agree with both Dean and Brian. A few weeks of general fitness (walking/ calisthenics/ midsection work) will get you ready to start an off-season. Remember, this is all RPE based, so it is only as hard/ heavy as you perceive it to be. For the main work, focus on technical proficiency and for the accessories/ assistance, really focus on the weak areas you outlined. Another solid choice would be to take advantage of the Coaching services here on the site and have one of us guide you though the process.