Originally Posted by SuperBobo
I only listen to black metal (Watain and Ofermod mostly) when lifting. perfect mood setter for hating people and doing DL´s.
Currently on a viking/folk metal spree. Einherjer, Moonsorrow, etc.
Originally Posted by conceptionist
I've had a really good looking girl massaging me when I stayed at a nice beach resort hotel while on vacation. It was very enjoyable when she did my back, but not so much when I had to turn over. Having her work on the upper and inner quads was just torture... haha
Hmmm... Sounds promising. Just have to get a bit stronger first.
What are you doing with your other lifts in terms of programming? Have you upped your pressing and pulling frequency as much as the squatting?
I'd reckon I'd do fine DLing heavy and light once each, lat work 3-4 times and upper back 5+ a week, but 'm not so sure about pressing. Bench and OHP could maybe work 3x but it could also lead to shoulder issues.
There's actually a similar very high frequency template for 5/3/1 called "More Squatting". Wendler hasn't tried it himself, but people online seems to have gotten great results from it.
The basic template looks like this with some guys switching the back squats to single leg squats or front squats on tuesdays and thursdays + smaller accessory work like low back, abs, arms and rear delts.
I saw the Wendler thing mentioned in Squat Every Day. The only thing I really took from it is to implement a 5/3/1 day and then continue squatting as per usual otherwise... not a bad idea, but given the majority of days are done at lower RPE's anyways it just seems like an extra bit of work to calculate out %'s for off days. That and I hate percentage-based work, lol... it always seemed like the "1" session fell on a sub-optimal day.
The basic template I have been working with is:
Back Squat (superset with ab wheel)
Bench (superset with face pull)
Front squat (superset with hanging leg raise)
Deadlift variation or heavy row
The original guidelines I was following called for bench/push press alternating daily. I tried it for a few days and while I enjoyed the push pressing as a movement, I didn't like pressing daily and how it turned into a "do everything every day" mentality. Then I'm rowing every day, doing tricep work every day, etc with no rhyme or reason why/when I would or should be doing any particular movement. I've done a week of this with some adjustments and as days go on I'm getting new ideas as to how I can further develop it.
Its definitely a learning process. I'm going to really try and let this develop on its own rather than try and start throwing in a bunch of stuff from a top-down perspective. It's tricky starting slow... I only really got mentally engaged and psyched myself up for PR lifts on the 9th day of running this, as opposed to any other LP-type routine where I'm getting in the zone daily. Right now my focus is to build up to a decent baseline and simply adjust to the mindset that this kind of system demands. The mental aspect is tricky but I'm really enjoying everything thus far... everything except the brain fog and general kicked-in-the-balls feeling that yesterday's squat session induced lol.
is my log for anyone who cares to follow along.