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jackthestrat
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Programming Question

Post by jackthestrat » Mon May 23, 2011 9:42 am

Good morning.
To you experienced guys out there.
Would this kind of programming work?

I’m trying to get less squatting, but more pressing and pulling frequency. Something in between 5/3/1 and SS.

The plan to add 2.5 # to upper body lifts, 5# to squat, 10# to deadlift weekly, giving me a first session to force adaptation and a second to test and confirm the adaptation.



xABxABx
A = Press 3x5 / Deadlift 1x5 / Chins
B = Bench 3x5 / Squat 3x5 / Power Clean 3x5


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Re: Programming Question

Post by hoosegow » Mon May 23, 2011 11:53 am

Yes, it will work. Then again, everything works.

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Re: Programming Question

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Mon May 23, 2011 1:10 pm

Horiz Pull ?

do Power Cleans + Heavy Deads take care of that ?

and fwiw, I like it. Nice and simple

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Re: Programming Question

Post by robertscott » Mon May 23, 2011 1:37 pm

when you say your pattern'll be:

xABxABx

you're doing two workouts on back to back days doing fairly similar stuff. If I tried to squat the day after deadlifting I'd likely cripple myself. You're working the same muscles each workout, they need time to rest.

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Re: Programming Question

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Mon May 23, 2011 1:53 pm

oh yeah. Good point. I retract my "I like it"


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Re: Programming Question

Post by Paperclip » Mon May 23, 2011 1:54 pm

robertscott wrote:when you say your pattern'll be:

xABxABx

you're doing two workouts on back to back days doing fairly similar stuff. If I tried to squat the day after deadlifting I'd likely cripple myself. You're working the same muscles each workout, they need time to rest.
Hmm... the powerlifters in my place have routine like this:

mon: squat, bench
tue: dead, bench
wed: squat, bench
thu: -
fri: dead, bench
sat: squat, bench OR conditioning, usually the later
sun: -

I'm not saying that it would work for everybody but then again, they put newbies straight on that routine with crazy sets like 7x10 then followed by 5x5. I'm not lying actually that was I experienced in 1 month. "You have to build your muscles first.", they said. But I also think that they don't really know "teh science", just (over)work your ass off :lol:

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Re: Programming Question

Post by Jungledoc » Mon May 23, 2011 3:25 pm

Try it and see. You may be able to handle it.

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Re: Programming Question

Post by nygmen » Tue May 24, 2011 9:35 pm

Your lower back is going to take a beating, maybe your hips too.


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