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Old 10-26-2007, 01:28 AM   #91
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Gday Marv

I was thinking it might be time to go with some of Erics suggestions like maybe adding a rep to each set on stress day until I hit 5x5 then reset to 5x3 up the weight and go again.For Example
Week 1 5x3
Week 2 5x4
Week 3 5x5
Week 4 reset to 5x3 and add weight
I may be wrong but doing this seems like it might be a good way to continually cause an overload, but also manage fatigue abit with the non static volume.Just my thoughts anyways.


Or possibly going to 6x3 or maybe more.Im not sure yet, but Im open to suggestions!


As far as the squats go it doesnt feel like the weight hits my toes on those light sets, I think sometimes my shoulders fire a little later than my hips though.Anyone got any good cues for that?

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What do you mean by this mate?

PS good idea to get some footage it helps me sooooo much.

Cheers HIThopper
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:47 AM   #92
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Yeah that sounds good. About the Bar that is something I know I do from time to time, without having anyway to view myself. No reference to your form.

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Old 10-29-2007, 02:32 PM   #93
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Hi folks

Stress day today was not happening!

I slept a total of about 7hrs in 2 days, and ate next to nothing at the same time.Before the workout I felt ok so I proceeded with training.I hit all my reps on squats but they were awkward and a bit ugly.Bench I failed miserably on, I missed a rep on only my second set and gradually got worse,on the good side my form was perfect on bench!!.Chins were the same.Ahh well a tough lesson learnt as I felt like shit afterwards.

Stress Day 29/10/07
Squat 5x3 98.5kg
Bench 1x3,2,2,1 80kg
Chin 1x5,4,3 BW+11kg

Overall a bit of a disaster! Hopefully with some sleep I can bounce back.
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:47 PM   #94
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i hope u get some sleep soon just make sure u dont fall sick...
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:25 AM   #95
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Hey folks

Light Day squats felt good,as did press, I nailed last weeks miss for all my reps this week, good stuff.Deadlifts felt good, I still think Im having a few issues tho with my back.I got a vid so all help is appreciated.Let me know what yall think I need to work on .Remember now, Im sensitive

Light Day 31/10/07
Squat 2x5 77.5kg
Press 5x5 38.5kg
Deadlift 1x5 123.5kg

Heres the deadlift vid


I put the songs in there for you Jonson

OH and Riddick I finally got that sleep mate!!
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:57 AM   #96
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Week 1 5x3
Week 2 5x4
Week 3 5x5
Week 4 reset to 5x3 and add weight
That would be an OK way for a slow progression but I don't think it's something that would work for this. What I was getting at was building up to the 5x5 that way and then sticking with it and loading. What some people have lost on this is, besides the need to perhaps drop volume sometimes, there is supposed to be a much greater contrast between Mon and Fri. Anything could work but sometimes things work by accident so who knows. It's funny how monday is sometimes called volume intenstiy but so many of you guys seem intent on keeping the volume out of it.

The reason I suggested the slow buildup is because I have found that sudden big fluctuations in volume can be just as disruptive as getting fatigued on the volume in the first place. The difference between 3x5 and 5x5 is pretty big in terms of volume. At the same time continually bring the volume up and down is similar. Better to keep it simple and adapt to one parameter that is stress producing and don't try to micro-manage fatigue and especially using Monday. Better to adjust Wednesday. Deads could be done on Friday or any number of things.

I can't see any glaring problems with your deads except with the lifts at the beginning you start out with you shoulders too far behind the bar and you butt a bit low. Then later on you seem to start out the same way but as you begin the lift you rotate forward so that you shoulders move to the front and your butt ends up higher before the bar actually moves. So it's like you're getting in the correct position after you have already begun to apply pressure to the bar (although it's hard to tell). But anyway, try to start out in that position rather than just get there by accident

What kind of problem with your back?

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:45 PM   #97
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That would be an OK way for a slow progression but I don't think it's something that would work for this. What I was getting at was building up to the 5x5 that way and then sticking with it and loading. What some people have lost on this is, besides the need to perhaps drop volume sometimes, there is supposed to be a much greater contrast between Mon and Fri. Anything could work but sometimes things work by accident so who knows. It's funny how monday is sometimes called volume intenstiy but so many of you guys seem intent on keeping the volume out of it.
OK cool Im with you,I would definately have to drop the weight back though, gettin 5x3 at my old 3rm is VERY hard!! let alone 5x5

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Just keeping the chest up was my worry,its a queue I need to remind my self of for all my lifts!

You pretty much nailed it eric, I knew i was getting behind the bar a bit, when I start in that better position I was worried my legs straighten without the quads moving any weight.Ill work on it and get another vid up prolly next week!
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Good to see you puting the vids up man!! Makes a journal much more interesting. I gots to get a better memory card for my digee.

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Old 11-01-2007, 02:03 AM   #99
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30 mins low intensity cardio tonight, and 10 mins of stretching the squatting muscles, I feel great!

Basic Barbell Training arrived today, what a book!! Rip and Kilgore have excelled.The extra pictures are particulatly helpful,I would have paid the $45 just for the extra squat photos alone!, also a detailed explanation of the row finally,I want to add these soon cos Ive never really understood how to do them.YAY
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:43 PM   #100
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Thanks for the tunes Hopper

Deadlifts look ok, like eric said maybe your shoulders are a bit to far behind the bar at the start.
Since I have switched to the trap bar I have found I can get myself into a better starting position by having my hands inline with my ankles (cant do this with a barbell).
This puts my shoulders in front of where the bar would be, this might work well for you aswell as your the same height as me.

Well done for posting the vid wish more people would do it.

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