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post #45046 of 57458

Last week was doubles for me, leading up to 1rm testing week this week.

 

Squat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m8TlSm-wbw

Deadlift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67pDritV_Xc

 

My first meet is in a little less than six weeks. Im looking forward to it.

post #45047 of 57458
Nice squats mate and good luck!
post #45048 of 57458

Thanks man, I appreciate it!

post #45049 of 57458
Just re-found a vid. of an awesome bench I saw at my gym a while ago. Did I post this earlier?
post #45050 of 57458
I think you might have but it was still worth the laugh.

Why go through all that drama and risk to do quarter reps

Im in NYC for the week. Well, LI. Gonna see what Synergy is about. Closest gym to my parents place. I used to go to the one in the UES. Possibly the worst gym in NYC. Gonna pay cash so they don't have my CC info.
post #45051 of 57458
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Originally Posted by Aidan K View Post
 

 

Doing a 1RM is a skill unlike any other, and it does take some practice at lifting percentages closer to your 1RM to be efficient and to carry over your technique to a maximal effort. Im not sure how well improving your 12RM will carry over to keeping good technique for a 1RM. You should do a few sessions of heavyish doubles and triples as well imo.


Wow! Noiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! My point was my technique took a nose dive when I jumped my 1RM for squats up a bit fast from 275 to 305. So, in hind sight, I don't think I was ready for that weight, yet. So, I need to get stronger first before attempting that again. How do you guys feel about sumo dead lift? My co-worker just told me he prefer those over the regular dead lift because it takes a bit of pressure off of his back. I'm thinking I need to both to get the benefits of both. 

post #45052 of 57458

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!! Did I just stumbled across the holy grail of power lifting?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

http://stronglifts.com/5x5/

 

WTF, I've been doing split programs since high school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why the fuck did nobody ever told me about this??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Seriously, am I freaking out for all the right reasons or wrong reasons???!!! I feel like such a fucking noob atm...

 

post #45053 of 57458
5x5 is a good novice program, in the same vein as starting strength. personally i steer people towards the grey skull linear progression (minus neck harness haha), but they are all fairly similar.
post #45054 of 57458
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!! Did I just stumbled across the holy grail of power lifting?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://stronglifts.com/5x5/

WTF, I've been doing split programs since high school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why the fuck did nobody ever told me about this??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, am I freaking out for all the right reasons or wrong reasons???!!! I feel like such a fucking noob atm...



1. You are a fucking noob if you're 2RMing the lat pulldown
2. It isn't a powerlifting programme, it's a strength programme
3. Try it and see if you get progress
post #45055 of 57458
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post


1. You are a fucking noob if you're 2RMing the lat pulldown
2. It isn't a powerlifting programme, it's a strength programme
3. Try it and see if you get progress


1. Ouch.

2. Makes sense...I guess...

3. Will report back with results. 

 

Anyone here care to share their experiences with this program?

post #45056 of 57458
It'll give you massive glutes and nothing else. It's really nothing special, not nearly enough volume for me.
post #45057 of 57458
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

It'll give you massive glutes and nothing else.


It looks like I won't be benching or overhead pressing as often as I'm doing now. But I've read some testimonies that some people has been able to increase their bench by 50 pounds (350) at the end of the initial period. Without doing the program but just by reading it, I think I will increase my squats, and deadlifts while neglecting bench, and upper back work outs. Have you tried the program for a period of time?

 

One thing I do like is you are to increase the weight by 5 lbs. every time you do it unless it's deadlift in which, you increase it by 10 lbs. In theory, giving the fact you can perform the lift 5x5, you should be stronger. I'm going to try the program out for 12 weeks and will report back. Cheers.

post #45058 of 57458
Yeah but your also supposed to start with just the bar. If you have decent lifts your not going to be putting 5lb on your squat every session
post #45059 of 57458
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Yeah but your also supposed to start with just the bar. If you have decent lifts your not going to be putting 5lb on your squat every session


Starting with the bar is just for warm ups. You are to do 5x5 with your work weight minus work ups. Your 5 lbs. increase only pertains to your work weight. The website did mention you are going to hit plateau. I haven't read that far to see what to do.  

post #45060 of 57458
No your supposed to start the program with just the bar weight. It's a beginners program. You think if I start the program now with a 500lb deadlift I'll be deadlifting 600 in 10 weeks? Im using a decent bit of gear and there is no way I could consistently put 15lb on my squat a week especially only doing 15 sets a week.
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