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  • Originally posted by Reventon View Post
    So very, very tired.

    Did some KB swings, KB military presses, bent bar bicep curls, overhead tri extensions and shit.

    Hit some decline DB presses.

    Squat PR: 190 kg (418 lbs) x1.

    Got a second rep up but it was beyond bowling shoes ugly. Broke parallel, but the bar didn't come up level and I squat morninged right at the top. It doesn't count. First rep was clean, though.

    The order I did that stuff in was different. Can't be bothered to retype. My tank is genuinely emptied today.
    Dude, if we're not counting ugly squat-morning reps, I have to take the last 2 away from every set I've ever posted in here. If you hitch a deadlift, it doesn't count, but the squat doesn't get cheated by squat morning-ing it (actually makes it technically harder).

    OldSchhool, no doubt you will SLDL that 400 lbs. Hurry up. I need a new "What is your workout today" thread rival since Reventon was sandbagging me all along and finally put the screws down and started squatting doubles with my 2014 1RM goals.
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    • Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
      Dude, if we're not counting ugly squat-morning reps, I have to take the last 2 away from every set I've ever posted in here. If you hitch a deadlift, it doesn't count, but the squat doesn't get cheated by squat morning-ing it (actually makes it technically harder).

      OldSchhool, no doubt you will SLDL that 400 lbs. Hurry up. I need a new "What is your workout today" thread rival since Reventon was sandbagging me all along and finally put the screws down and started squatting doubles with my 2014 1RM goals.
      I wasn't sandbagging! I seriously had no idea I'd get close to these numbers in this timeframe. I've legitimately shocked the crap out of myself too.

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      • Originally posted by OldSchhool View Post
        I'm gonna stiff legged that shit soon !
        Lol...the first time I ever did some stiff legs I only used 135 for 3x10 and I couldn't walk for like 2 days! I didn't feel it at the time but OMG did it kill my hammys.

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        • Originally posted by Reventon View Post
          I wasn't sandbagging! I seriously had no idea I'd get close to these numbers in this timeframe. I've legitimately shocked the crap out of myself too.
          I disagree. You lift more than I do, so you're either a cheater, genetic freak, steroid user, or sandbagger.

          Kind of like how George Carlin pointed out that everybody who drives slower than you is an idiot, while anybody who drives faster is a maniac.
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          • Ahhh.... i miss George Carlin.

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            • Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
              I disagree. You lift more than I do, so you're either a cheater, genetic freak, steroid user, or sandbagger.

              Kind of like how George Carlin pointed out that everybody who drives slower than you is an idiot, while anybody who drives faster is a maniac.
              It all makes perfect sense now. Who slipped them roids in my coffee?!?

              But if you'd told me 10 weeks ago that deloading and starting 5x5 from 60-70% of my 5rm then progressively loading in teeny tiny increments would do this, I'd tell you you to put the crack pipe down. The results have legitimately stunned me.

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              • ^I'm giving something like that a go. I'm not doing the 5x5....more like "Easy Strenght" 2x5 five times a week with deads, squat, OHP, chins and kettlebells. Maybe I'll go balls out in 2-3 months and see if its produced the same results. I've been lifting more in the hypertrophy range of 8-12 for the past few months, so I think this could be a good time to switch.

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                • Slow burn routine. 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week ----or maybe twice a week
                  In the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors

                  shotgun always wins.

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                  • Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                    ^I'm giving something like that a go. I'm not doing the 5x5....more like "Easy Strenght" 2x5 five times a week with deads, squat, OHP, chins and kettlebells. Maybe I'll go balls out in 2-3 months and see if its produced the same results. I've been lifting more in the hypertrophy range of 8-12 for the past few months, so I think this could be a good time to switch.
                    Yeah, I think cycling hypertrophy and strength like that is really smart. I wish I could put my strength goals aside for 4 or 8 or 12 weeks and do some high rep stuff, but I seem to always be chasing a number (right now, 405 squat, 500 dead. I want it so bad my teeth hurt) and never can bring myself to "ego down" enough to do a real hypertrophy cycle. Have you gained some mass? I feel like if you gain mass, then teach it to contract like a mofo, you should see some awesome results.
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                    • Originally posted by Reventon View Post
                      bowling shoes ugly.
                      HA! Think the first time I saw this term was this week in an eliteFTS article. I'm going to start putting it in my log when the reps get squirrely. "7 total reps, last 2 BSU"
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                      • Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                        ^I'm giving something like that a go. I'm not doing the 5x5....more like "Easy Strenght" 2x5 five times a week with deads, squat, OHP, chins and kettlebells. Maybe I'll go balls out in 2-3 months and see if its produced the same results. I've been lifting more in the hypertrophy range of 8-12 for the past few months, so I think this could be a good time to switch.
                        Woof. 5 times a week, though. Doubt I'd have survived 5x5 without my rest days. I have to say, just seeing the promotional YouTube vids for Easy Strength with Pavel and Dan John talking to people was simply inspiring. Definitely interested to see the results it gets you.

                        Definitely agree as well, Rich, that cycling in hypertrophy would probably be beneficial. I've cycled in decline DB presses (another Oldschhool suggestion) onmy chest days to good effect... my chest has both more mass and shape now than it did three weeks ago, and I would be remiss to think it had nothing to do with the recent bump in control and power I had on my barbell bench. It's a bitch of a thing to pre exhaust your chest with the barbell then hit the dumbbells (or more painfully, do the reverse as I tried on Friday), but my feeling is that it's working. More tinkering required for proof.

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                        • Pulling day...lat pull, seated rowing and biceps & one arm rowing with dumbbells (lifting to failure).
                          After that I hit the indoor rower for 15 min to cool down. Will that diminish the effect of the weight training????
                          Long walk in the afternoon, enjoying winters sun

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                          • Originally posted by gergirl View Post
                            After that I hit the indoor rower for 15 min to cool down. Will that diminish the effect of the weight training??
                            Nope.
                            The Champagne of Beards

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                            • Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                              Nope.
                              But it won't help either, right? Will it help recovery? Read in another thread that cycling after leg workout makes some feel less sore?!

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                              • Originally posted by gergirl View Post
                                But it won't help either, right? Will it help recovery? Read in another thread that cycling after leg workout makes some feel less sore?!
                                I can't say for sure if it helps recovery. Soreness is not well understood, but it's not completely negatively correlated with recovery (and despite what you may read elsewhere has absolutely nothing to do with lactic acid). But it might help you not be sore. Post-workout contrast showers are another bit of voodoo you might want to experiment with if soreness is overwhelming, but it should cease to be so once you're accustomed to your program.
                                The Champagne of Beards

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