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post #211 of 57262
^Sounds about what the program calls for since your supposed to go up each work out. I'd be a bit worried about your deadlift though. Since you train it its almost impossible that its lower then your squat. Somethings gotta be up.
post #212 of 57262
re: 80% - I didn't want to type what I squat, so I'm implying 80% of my current max. It is kinda my poor man's guesstimate of my 10 rep max.

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When you say 'hitting the gym daily', you are going to give yourself some rest and growth time, yes?
post #213 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Deluks917 View Post
^Sounds about what the program calls for since your supposed to go up each work out. I'd be a bit worried about your deadlift though. Since you train it its almost impossible that its lower then your squat. Somethings gotta be up.

My deadlift form wasn't great when i was training before (too far from the bar) and it wasn't part of my original, pre-plateau workout, so i'm a bit behind on it (fixed the problems now, though). I'm expecting it to shoot up as i continue the program.
post #214 of 57262
Sun burnt shoulder blades and the bench press makes for a painful workout.
post #215 of 57262
Do we have a thread yet where we post pics of our bodies in briefs only to get constructive feedback?
post #216 of 57262
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Do we have a thread yet where we post pics of our bodies in briefs only to get constructive feedback?
EDIT: I'm not into the idea, but if you want to start one...
post #217 of 57262
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re: 80% - I didn't want to type what I squat, so I'm implying 80% of my current max. It is kinda my poor man's guesstimate of my 10 rep max.

I know, and when you said you did 20 reps with 80% of your max it seemed physically impossible. Qualifying that as a 'light day' is even more strange.
post #218 of 57262
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I know, and when you said you did 20 reps with 80% of your max it seemed physically impossible. Qualifying that as a 'light day' is even more strange.

I'd die doing 20 of my 80% 1RM.
post #219 of 57262
OOH, I know the problem. That max isn't 1RM, it's my current 5x5.
post #220 of 57262
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EDIT: I'm not into the idea, but if you want to start one...

I mean we have similar threads about everything else I just don't want to be the one to start it.
post #221 of 57262
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OOH, I know the problem. That max isn't 1RM, it's my current 5x5.

That's still a lot. It's not impossible (depends a bit on the exercise as well), but I definitely wouldn't count that as 'light'. I guess it depends on what your 5x5s are done at.
post #222 of 57262
I guess this would count as random, but look through this guy's website/writings.

http://danjohn.net/
post #223 of 57262
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Originally Posted by why View Post
That's still a lot. It's not impossible (depends a bit on the exercise as well), but I definitely wouldn't count that as 'light'. I guess it depends on what your 5x5s are done at.

Hmm, well you've given me something to think about. It isn't easy, but it's easier than my 5x5 and it's much faster, so I considered it light. Maybe I am not pushing my 5x5 hard enough. The weights I'm working with are only a bit above and below body weight.
post #224 of 57262
I didn't get out of work until almost 5 p.m. and the weight room on campus closes at 6 p.m. I almost skipped the gym entirely, but instead powered through a 5x5 routine and cut the rest periods down to 30 seconds so I could get everything in before it closed. Talk about a pump as I walked to the cardio room after.
post #225 of 57262
I've got this friend who's always been a bit heavier, but loves to run. He trimmed down to a decent weight a couple years ago, but got into a habit of eating where he'd only eat once a day. Naturally, he ballooned back up.

I was having dinner with him and some other friends tonight and he was talking about how he'd only eaten a house salad all day. Being aware of the need to eat protein-rich, veggie-filled, low-carb meals every few hours, I opted to give no real response. He made fun of me when I ordered a chicken salad because I'm trying to avoid starchy carbs most of the time. He went on about how fat is what makes you fat, not carbs. He mentioned probably 60 percent of his diet right now is carbs. Never mind he's tipping the scales in at 240 at 6-foot right now. Even though he's lost 15 pounds under this diet, it's mostly because he's just drastically reduced calories beyond a sustainable amount.

He's a great guy, so I try to just avoid such conversations. I know I'm carb intolerant and so are a lot of people. I've just been able to come to terms with it and adjust my typical diet accordingly. Many people I know, on the other hand, continue to be fat as they monitor their fat intake while completely overlooking carb intake.
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