- A person that is smart enough to assess his or her own training and monitor their body.
- A person that is strong enough to bypass most traditional training programs that have been proven to work effectively since the dawn of the barbell.
[caption id="attachment_3507" align="alignnone" width="345"] Fedor probably doesn't have Victim Mentality.[/caption] In theory, I think it does hold water. But in practice, for most people it's probably counterproductive. Now this doesn't mean you can't adjust your training day to day a little bit — to account for feeling better (going for more reps on a final set or Joker sets) or feeling worse (just doing the required workout and leaving). This is how the 5/3/1/ program is set up; to allow the lifter to take advantage of good days and still succeed on bad days. If your program doesn't do this, which is EASY to write a program that does, then you are losing out. And if your coach doesn't have a contingency plan BUILT IN, then maybe he needs more than 2 years of experience. But to rely entirely on your instinct requires two things: