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Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.
Skyrim is fucking up my sleep schedule. Gym + skyrim until 2AM = waking up shitty.
And that comes back to my original question. If you are doing 5/3/1 and having fairly significant "noob gains" would you bump the weight up more rapidly than the program would naturally dictate?
you wouldn't do 5/3/1.
You'd do starting strength or stronglifts.
I personally like to recommend SS but alternate between front and back squats.
i would do a different program altogether instead of sticking with 5/3/1. you will get awesome noob gains regardless. i would choose a program that allows for easier linear progress, something like ironaddict's SPBR.
if you are dead-set on sticking with 5/3/1 you could bump up the weight more each time you calculate your maxes but i think there are better approaches at your level. try not to overthink and alter programs; they were written by their authors as they were for a reason. im sure you could get away with it, but i just think there are better things to do instead.
think of it this way: if you want to further increase your maxes each cycle, your purpose is to progress faster. if you want to progress faster, linear progression is where its at.
seriously, all aspects of my life have been suffering because of this damn game. not since diablo 2 happened in high school have i been so absorbed by something so much. i had been getting about 3-4 hours sleep each night due to skyrim and schoolwork until i finally crashed for 13 hours last night lol.
HAHAHA NOOOO I was just about to post about Skyrim..
Played ~20 hours in the past 4 days
2h nord with heavy armor beheading stuff with flaming axes
also just turned werewolf for beast mode
Playing it with a Khajiit.. trying to build up my sneak, archery, one-handed, and light armor for that stealth mode
It seems like I always go for the stealth type, even in Fallout 3/New Vegas.
I'm kind of regretting it in Skyrim because I keep getting owned by giants (haven't killed one yet), and it's pretty difficult to take down the snow trolls.. but too late now!
Due to not having a TV I have no idea what any of you are talking about.
Playing it on my laptop
Good thing I'm not into those type of games, SWTOR is coming though
Short answer, yes. Better answer would be to do a 5x5 or any linear program as has been mentioned.
6'1 135 is desperately skinny. I would read Stronglifts.com program for a basic tutorial on why you should be doing a 5x5 and what you should be thinking about as far as appropriate weight gain is concerned. Trust me, I love 5/3/1 dearly, but you should start with a 5x5 linear gain program. I'm sure others have similar suggestions on where to go for appropriate beginner programs.
simply put, just do something that let you do the big lifts and follow linear progression so you get the technique down and build up a good base to work with.
What does it mean when you guys use the term linear progression as it pertains to powerlifting?
Going up each session, or in a regular manner by the same amount of weight on your lifts.
Bench 170 -180 - 190 - 200 in four sessions, for example
e.g. strongdicks 5x5, add 5lbs to the bar every workout for squats, bench, ohp, rows (10lbs for dl) until you start stalling
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