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    I squat heavy 3x/wk, but last Friday for shits and giggles, I decided to try a 20rep set. In case you're not familiar, it's a program where you do 20 reps with your 10-rep max, however long it takes you (but no racking the bar to rest). You're supposed to keep adding weight every week.

    Well, i only did the one set, but i have such utter respect for the beasts that can handle a full cycle like that. I felt like I was gonna die! In a good way, of course. . But wow - talk about gaining perspective - you really learn what you're made of mentally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderlust View Post
    You should only be DLing every other workout on SS.
    It's recommended to get your weights higher before adding in the power cleans. I haven't even been doing deadlifts for an entire week yet.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3

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    Are you in the *new* early novice program? If so I stand corrected.
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    I'm doing stronglifts, but only twice a week, because of other fitness training that I can't get out of, and martial arts training that I don't want to be exhausted for. I'm squatting 235 for my next workout (230 went nicely on Monday) and next week I'll be deadlifting 255, or 1.5x bodyweight.

    I try to eat a lot, and I sleep a fair amount. I was pretty sore for a while, but I think my body has figured out how to repair itself effectively, and I'm only a little sore the second day after.

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    Take a read of the Broz Gym method of training. Many of these guys squat every day and a good few of them squat over 800lbs - definitely an interesting perspective on training and overtraining:

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    You mention squatting 275x10, 315x8,315x8. Are you programming this workout yourself or following a specific routine? Most variations of the full body/squat 3 times per week workout require sets of 5 reps specifically because doing higher rep sets require longer recovery periods.

    You mention being experienced; look into Wendler's 5-3-1 or Bill Star's madcow. Both excellent intermediate programs. If you are programming yourself and want to continue to do so, either lower your reps to the 5ish range if you want to squat 3 times a week or accept the fact that you may only be able to squat once or twice a week if you stay in the 8-10 rep range.

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    I'm into my second cycle of 531, and I squat once a week and deadlift once a week (basically--I generally lift every other day, alternating upper and lower). I'm much, much happier with only doing a big lower body lift every fourth day, and I'm pleased with the results.
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    Most (all) whole body routines have a recovery session at least once a week
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