Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. virus646

    virus646 Senior member

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    Multiple program that you can try depending on your goals. If strength is your goal and it probably should be, the usual ironaddicts simple power based routine or 5/3/1 would be a fair bet. Even SS upgraded to your needs would be a good fit. As long as you're doing compound movements, in a progressive way and you're consistent, you'll get progress.
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Go from 5x5 to 3x5 and then 1x5 for your stalling lifts. Madcow 5x5 is a good one, but I'd drop a little volume off. I'm honestly not sure if 5/3/1 has been good for me as I'm overall a bit weaker than I was doing SL 3x5.
     
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    I need to find a program to do once I can squat again. Happy doing push/pull twice a week and deadlifting twice a week, will probably just take the advice of the owner of my gym and do westside with him. Anyone have experience doing it?
     


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    Yup, I've been running it for three months and got excellent progress. It's awesome if your goals is to get stronger. Currently on westside for skinny bastard but I'm planning on switching to the original next week (3 days to 4).

    EDIT: If you have access to a former power lifter and could run westside with him, I wouldn't hesitate one second and just try it. He will also probably help get through your sticking points.
     
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    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    New deadlift PR of 130kg, think i could have got 3 plates considering this was after a set of 5 at 110. Will try it another time.
     
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    I don't know how much DE work will do for me. Probably help my squat and deadlift, but I don't see it doing much for my bench since it's still very low. Could do 2 ME days a week for bench and then do normal westside for lower body.
     


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    ive read about people doing me/de for lower and me/repetition for upper.
     


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    Resist looking left / right to avoid injury.
     


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    Yeah, i try not to but sometimes end up checking my form in the mirror.
     


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    See above
     


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    fuck mirrors
     


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    Fuji: This would work better. Personally, for the second upper I do mostly repetition work and once or twice a month, speed work. Read this if you want some ideas : http://www.defrancostraining.com/articles/38-articles/65-westside-for-skinny-bastards-part3.html

    Dave tate + Joe Defranco DO knows their shit so don't try to mess too much with their template aka 2 ME Upper will be too much.
     


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    and yea, fuck mirrors.
     


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    coincidentally the best way to check form is with a camera. looking sideways into the camera is a bit redundant, but yeah, nice pullin mang. i would set up a little further back but it looks nice
     


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    I originally rejected WS4SB because it only had 3 days a week and I wanted to train more, but that looks great. Gonna start running it tomorrow, thanks.
     


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