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Old 02-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #121
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Re: Jeffawesome's Awesomelog! 5x5

really? i thought i had a long way to go. What do you suggest?
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:36 PM   #122
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Re: Jeffawesome's Awesomelog! 5x5

your 1rm is probably ~140

I think the best way to increase the press is to increase volume, whether that's more reps throughout the workout, or more times pressing throughout the week.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:23 AM   #123
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So if I wanted to increase reps, what would I shoot for. Like 110 for ten reps? Totally clueless at this aspect of training.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:02 AM   #124
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So if I wanted to increase reps, what would I shoot for. Like 110 for ten reps? Totally clueless at this aspect of training.
Nah, he means increase your volume per week, not reps per set.

If anything, you should be doing singles to work on your start off the chest because you're bouncing your reps like a mfer in that 115x5 vid.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #125
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you could do reverse pryamid stuff like

115x5
105x7
95x10

or just do a back off set after 3x5x115, you'd then do a set to failure at a certain percentage, or leave one rep in the tank if you find that going to failure wrecks you for future workouts.

You could throw in accessory work like DB presses, dips, pushups, etc...

I will say some of this is lolbroscience (anecdotal evidence) that has worked for me...
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #126
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I'm a weak bitch. I failed on squats after busting my ass to get the fourth rep in the third set (after a bad breath, honestly should have missed this rep). I failed on the fifth, but finally dumped the bar correctly as to not ruin my neck.

Then I went to bench and made sure this time to take enough rest between sets. I finally completed 145, but I was spent.

My sleep has been really lacking lately #newborn #nightshift. I went to bed at 7ish got up at 11:45. Went back to sleep at 1:30 and set an alarm for 3:30. I think this is my major flaw when it comes to training. It is hard to get a lot of sleep with a newborn and this is with my wife doing everything. I get up sometimes to entertain him while she sleeps but she lets me sleep so much comparatively. I noticed on my off days (wednesday) training goes so much better.

This is a longwinded way of saying I didn't move the bar again on deadlift. I even went down to 295. Warm ups at 255 felt like I was moving the earth and my lower back was screaming in pain. My form is good I don't know whats up. Well see on wednesday if I can move this effing bar.

squats 2x5x230
bench 3x5x145 (*WR*)
deadlift 1xfx295
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:38 PM   #127
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Re: Jeffawesome's Awesomelog! 5x5

So guys I have a question. I went to sleep at 9 am and because of the little guy I'm up at noon. I'm supposed to train today. If I don't get to go back to sleep. Should I train today and risk failing on everything or should I push it to tomorrow. I'm really nuts about doing everything by the book so to speak. Just curious?
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #128
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take the day off, rest and food are very important when you're nearing the end of linear progression
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:57 PM   #129
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Re: Jeffawesome's Awesomelog! 5x5

do you honestly think im nearing the end? i feel like im just starting?
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:06 PM   #130
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sounds like you're close to stalling out on a lot of the lifts

guess I should have said nearing the end of novice/noobie gains
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:12 PM   #131
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i guess youre right.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:18 PM   #132
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I feel like my timing with lifting weights is really crappy and its going to make me advance quicker than I would if I could focus on sleep and food more. When I'm rested I can squat the world, when I'm sleepy give me the bar and I'm spent.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:51 PM   #133
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well I got about five hours of sleep. I'm going to go train and really bust my ass. We'll see how this goes.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:00 PM   #134
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It's gotta suck lifting with a sleeping pattern that ****ed up. I'm sure it'll get better as your kid gets older (don't have kids myself, but def the experience from watching my friends' kids).
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:15 PM   #135
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it'll get better as your kid gets older
Most def this.
Kid-dependant obv but first few months are usually hell w sleeping.
As soon as they get off night-feeding, they start sleeping better ie waking up less often.
That's how my two sons were at least.
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