“We all love simple, formulaic answers to our questions. It makes life easy to be told exactly how to do something with no equivocation. In weightlifting, we all want to know right now exactly what position to be in, exactly what our training programs should look like, exactly what lifts we can expect on a given date. I always feel a bit guilty when answering questions with “It depends”, “There’s a lot of variation” or “You’re going to have to experiment”, but in those cases, any other answer would be inaccurate or incomplete.
I want to break down a few specific common variations from the “ideal” weightlifter and explain what they will affect and what you can do to mitigate the downsides…..”
by Greg Everett at Catalyst Athletics