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Post by stuward » Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:45 am

There are 2 flaws in this logic. 1. Most people have 2.5 lb plates so increments have to be in multiples of 5# for convenience sake. 2. Gains come slower as your training age and physical age increase. It's still gives a good idea of what to expect.

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Post by Jungledoc » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:58 am

bam wrote:Let's say you're DLing 300, that's an expected 345 in 6 months, so you should increase 7.5lbs each month.[/list] I think this customized approach reduces the risk of an early stall. Thoughts?
How do you add 7.5 lb to a barbell? Unless you have microplates. So you add 10 pounds some months, add 5 pounds some months, some months you don't get your reps and leave it the same.

It's the overall structure of 5/3/1 that reduces the risk of the early stall, the lighter sets and the heavier sets, and mostly the AMAP sets at the end of each lift.

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Post by Ironman » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:20 pm

There are magnetic plates you can get. They just stick on to the side. I use them occasionally with powerblocks.

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Post by GTO » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:19 pm

I made some for my kid out of chain links, it was pretty easy and a lot cheaper than buying them, and they work great, weight is weight.

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