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    5/3/1 cycle 15 week 1 Workout B (5/5/5 Press/Dead Lift)

    Starting pyramids on dead lifts this cycle.

    5/3/1 programmed exercises (5/5/5):

    Overhead press 95x5 110x5 125x5 BBB: 75x10x5
    Dead lift 245x5 280x5 315x8 280x5 245x8

    Other

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    5/3/1 cycle 15 week 1 Workout A (5/5/5 Squat/Bench)

    5/3/1 programmed exercises (5/5/5):
    Squat pyramid 180x5 210x5 235x5 210x5 180x8
    Bench 155x5 180x5 200x4/5 (fail) BBB: 145x10x5

    Other programmed exercises:
    Barbell incline...
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    5/3/1 cycle 14 week 4 Workout B (De-load Press/Dead Lift)

    De-load week, so pretty easy. Switched out dumbbell incline drop sets for 10x5 barbell inclines.

    5/3/1 programmed exercises (De-load):

    • Overhead press 95x3 105x3 120x3
    • Dead lift...
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    Skip breakfast all together and avoid the...

    Skip breakfast all together and avoid the complications.:-)

    I just do a bulletproof coffee to give me an energy boost in the morning.
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    5/3/1 cycle 14 week 4 Workout A (De-load Squat/Bench)

    5/3/1 programmed exercises (De-load):
    • Squat 175x3 200x3 230x3
    • Bench 150x3 175x3 200x3

    Other programmed exercises:
    • Barbell incline presses 105x10x5

    Other stuff:
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    I've been spending a few hours on weekends out in...

    I've been spending a few hours on weekends out in the California sun in my backyard. Since it is the end of the summer I may have to get my T levels tested.
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    5/3/1 cycle 14 week 3 Workout B (5/3/1 Press/Dead Lift)

    PRs for overhead and dead lift to add to my bench press PR on Monday. I decided to go with a BBB 60% x 10 x 5 for overhead press. Will use that for bench and inclines next cycle. Will run squats and...
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    5/3/1 cycle 14 week 3 Workout A (5/3/1 Squat/Bench)

    Good workout. I was only supposed to do 220# on the bench, but my New Year's resolution was to get 225# this year, so I went for broke and made it. The bitter sweet is that I dropped 30# from squat...
  9. Agreed. I just mixed my whey isolate with a cup...

    Agreed. I just mixed my whey isolate with a cup of half and half at work. I set a new PR today and will reward myself with a quart of my favorite Haagen Dazs when I get home this evening.
  10. Why Ice Cream is Better Than Protein Powder - Critical MAS

    Ran across this link when I was trying to understand why eating ice cream before lifting a few weeks back gave me such a boost. I couldn't really find anything to disagree with in this article. And...
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    Makes sense for folks that do lifting and other...

    Makes sense for folks that do lifting and other high intensity activities. I tend to cycle my carbs like a lot of others on these forums based on activity. I was a little surprised that that wasn't...
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    5/3/1 cycle 14 week 2 Workout B (3/3/3 Press/Dead Lift)

    Continuing to reduce volume.

    5/3/1 programmed exercises (3/3/3+/3/3+):

    Overhead press pyramid: 100x3 115x3 130x3 115x3 100x9
    Dead lift 255x3 295x3 325x3

    Other

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  13. Thread: Tattoos

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    Rear of left calf...guess what I do on weekends?...

    Rear of left calf...guess what I do on weekends?
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  14. Thread: Tattoos

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    Rear of left calf...guess what I do on weekends...

    Rear of left calf...guess what I do on weekends 18940?
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    I had about half of these symptoms before going...

    I had about half of these symptoms before going Paleo. Now they are all but gone.
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    5/3/1 cycle 14 week 2 Workout A (3/3/3 Squat/Bench)

    On Monday...

    Continuing to tweak the 5/3/1 programming to get just the right volume. I decided to go with the pyramid program for a while -- same weight for working sets as before -- but less...
  17. Thread: 80% rule

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    This is the part that bothers me. If you have to...

    This is the part that bothers me. If you have to force yourself to stick with Paleo during the week, then maybe you need to find paleo compliant items that don't leave you feeling deprived by Friday.
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    Sounds like I'm in the ball park. I'll have to...

    Sounds like I'm in the ball park. I'll have to play with the paused RDLs. Today I am doing a combination of RDLs/SLDLs after my main dead lift sets -- so I do RDLs until my grip gives, then do a...
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    Weight for RDL/SLDLs?

    I've started increasing the weights on RDLs and SLDLs and was wondering what the normal range is. I've been doing a sets of 10 -- first with 185# and with 225# -- and I really feel them and a good...
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    Gelatin, Creatine, Potato starch, frozen power...

    Gelatin, Creatine, Potato starch, frozen power greens, banana or two and a bunch of frozen berries -- blueberries, raspberries, etc.
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    If you are in a hurry, the best thing is to find...

    If you are in a hurry, the best thing is to find pleasant exercise that you can do for hours at a time. For me that is cycling, walking or hiking. When I have vacation time I regularly do 3-6 hour...
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    5/3/1 cycle 14 week 1 Workout B (5/3/1 Press/Dead Lift)

    Continuing to reduce volume on assistance work.

    5/3/1 programmed exercises (5/3/1):

    Overhead press 95x5 105x5 120x2 (fail) BBB': 95x10x3 (instead of 5 sets)
    Dead lift 235x3 270x3...
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    5/3/1 cycle 14 week 1 Workout A (5/3/1 Squat/Bench)

    After reading Hotdog's link to the Rippetoe interview about lifting for older folks I decided to reduce the assistance work BBB for the squat and bench. I was coming off a bug, so not all the way...
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    Avoid wheat like the plague. Eat brown rice about...

    Avoid wheat like the plague. Eat brown rice about twice a week, and corn tortillas and pinto beans every couple of weeks when I eat Mexican.
  25. Thread: Budgeting

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    And when you do find fresh berries cheap, buy a...

    And when you do find fresh berries cheap, buy a bunch and freeze them. I do the same with greens now that I use in my smoothies.
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