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aka - first page of the preface of Starting Strength aka - Stronglifts free ebook
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Finished my first week of Wendler531. My 1RM estimates could have been better. I was close on the OP and got 9 reps on the final 'unlimited' set. For bench and DL, I got 14, and I blew out 20 squats with only single breaths at the top.

My stamina doesn't seem too bad on the assistance exercises, which leads me to believe I have a good base to get some good gains from them. I naturally performed the assistance exercises in a circuit. I haven't done that before, it feels efficient.

I spent some time thinking about how I could throw some more weight on the squats, but I am actually trying to force myself to leave it as is. I have isolated some shoulder pains to resulting from squats, so I have some grip issues I need to fck with (think I blame thumbs around, high bar grip). If this gives my upper body some head's up, so be it.

In the big picture, I am not sure if Wendler531 will prove more or less exhaustive than 5x5. The 3 workouts of 5x5 were a bit individually longer, but the total of 4 Wendler workouts is higher. I was more drained / less energized after a 5x5, but I don't know whether to blame the extra 15 minutes or the daily squatting. It was probably both.

The end result of a week of Wendler has more upper body than a week of 5x5, which is honestly my weak spot anyway. Deadlifting is by far my advanced movement.
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Is it normal for people to squat more than they can deadlift? I'm not exactly normal (can bench more than squat almost) but this seems odd to me.
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^I actually do. My lower back is too fucked to go much beyond 400 on deads these days. I prefer rack pulls.
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been working out pretty steadily lately, although this last weekend was a terrible beach time full of alcohol and expensive chocolate anyway, seen a lot of good results. sadly my thighs are now too large to fit slim jeans at all.
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I vow to gain back the 5kg I lost before august
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Originally Posted by Big Pun View Post
Is it normal for people to squat more than they can deadlift? I'm not exactly normal (can bench more than squat almost) but this seems odd to me.

many "guides" list ideal dead maxes just above your squat max (like dead 465, squat 425) but I know very few who have trained themselves to be able to do that. Most squat significantly more and the couple of guys I know who can dead 500 might squat 325-400.

(I too prefer rack deads FWIW so my comparison isn't valid - I rack dead quite a bit more than my squats for reps.)
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i deadlift 50% more than i squat. and i squat 50% more than i bench.
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Is it normal for people to squat more than they can deadlift? I'm not exactly normal (can bench more than squat almost) but this seems odd to me.
Is your squat depth good? Generally, for lower level lifters, the DL is higher, but that isn't always the case. Theoretical maximum squat is probably higher than deadlift, though it's difficult to compare the two with all the geared lifting and terrible squat depth in powerlifting. A beast like Pat Mendes, who lifts (mostly) raw and hits good depth, probably can squat more than he can deadlift, but he might not be training DL much.

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i deadlift 50% more than i squat. and i squat 50% more than i bench.
Two months ago I DLed about 50 pounds more than I squat. Now it's like 110 pounds.
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Is it normal for people to squat more than they can deadlift? I'm not exactly normal (can bench more than squat almost) but this seems odd to me.
no it's not normal at all if you are squatting more than you pull then you aren't pulling hard enough or you aren't hitting parallel on your squats
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Big Pun, are you a boxer?
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I am travelling in the states next week, should I bring my creatine in my checked baggage or no? Would I have issues with customs and airport security?
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
It's not sets that matter, it's total rep volume. And since he doesn't state reps (except for the finishing volume work), you cannot make that judgement.

As he is lifting for strength/power, he might only be doing 3-6 reps a set.

Precisely!!!

I try to go for less than 5 reps per set. Remember, I am lifting for strength.

And I have had very good results from my workouts.

For what it is worth, my workouts are closely structures on Ross Enamait's Infinite Intensity program.
My goals are strength and power WITHOUT hypertrophy. That's why a fighter's training regimen which is what Ross teaches works for me.
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I am travelling in the states next week, should I bring my creatine in my checked baggage or no? Would I have issues with customs and airport security?

Frankly, I wouldn't. I've witnessed folks losing protein powders etc through security. You can get by a week without creatine.
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Frankly, I wouldn't. I've witnessed folks losing protein powders etc through security. You can get by a week without creatine.

Yea good call better safe than sorry.
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