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    Bulky I'd love to hold my bench back for you, but my brain doesn't listen to me under the iron.

    Deload week. Nothing much to report except that my new wrist wraps were brilliant for my snatch. Going to try them with some C&J's before deadlifts as well.

    Warmups

    Snatch
    20kg x5
    40kg x5
    60kg x2 2 sets
    70kg x2 2 sets

    Squats
    60kg x5
    75kg x5
    90kg x5 - crazy light, but I guess that is the point.

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    supersetted with

    Split squat
    65kg x10 3 sets

    supersetted with

    Standing calf raise
    105kg x15 3 sets

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    nice deload timbo


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    good session. ye, i hear ya on the weight feeling too light. i have the same issue. lately ive been thinking, do the 5/3/1 program advocate alittle too much deloading? i mean, once every 4 weeks and with such a drastic drop in weight. im asking u because u prolly have some thoughts on it.

    ive just been noticing personally that the first week after deload feels so heavy compared to week 2 and 3, as if i had lost strenght. i know wendler says this is not the case, but could it be an individual thing? i know u are in ur first cycle yet, so id be happy if u would report if u notice anything at the start of cycle 2 aswell.


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    5/3/1.............

    Tim, you may have convinced me to try it next.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lifterdead View Post
    5/3/1.............

    Tim, you may have convinced me to try it next.
    Do it! :gaysign:


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    Btw, do you guys have the 5/3/1 ebook to email me?


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    i do, give me your email!


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    Jono: thanks dude. I haven't done a proper deload in ages.

    Bulky: I'll have to comment further in a weeks time. It does feel light, today's session was literally warmup weights all the way through. Then you hit accessories and they are heavy in comparison.

    I agree with the deload principle, and I think going really light for a week can't be terrible, as long as the week before was heavy enough. I haven't experienced the weight lag you mentioned in previous deloads, but that was 20% less, not 50%. I am thinking though that maybe the week after would require a bit of extra warming up.

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    Kurt: Sent. Thought you had it already.

    Jono: don't worry I've already done it.

    Um today was embarrassingly light. I was actually thinking that I would be ashamed to be in a commercial gym on this deload week, especially for today.

    Warmups

    Overhead press
    20kg x5 2 sets

    27.5kg x5
    32.5kg x5
    40kg x5 - to put this all in perspective, I use the 20kg bar to do 10 cuban presses as a general shoulder warmup every session.

    Chinups
    11.5kg x10 2 sets

    Supersetted with:

    Dips
    11.5kg x12 2 sets

    Supersetted with:

    Lean away lateral raises
    12kg x10 2 sets

    BB bicep curl
    40kg x10 2 sets - these were surprisingly hard and my biceps have been cramping all evening.

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    Today was again light and didn't feel like anything more than a warmup. Except calves, which feel like I'm getting shin splints again mgwtf:" class="inlineimg" />

    Warmups

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    72.5kg x5
    90kg x5
    110kg x5

    Front squat
    62.5kg x10 2 sets - considering how much these hurt last week I was surprised at how easy they were today.

    Single leg hammy curl
    20kg x8 2 sets

    Single leg DB calf raise
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    ur trying to justify using light weight on a deload session? why? I just want to see your titties.


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    ^^ More a comment, like what Bulky raised, that the deload is probably excessive. 50% of a 90% of max is very low. Previous deloads have felt refreshing, this doesn't really feel like a proper workout.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280 View Post
    ^^ More a comment, like what Bulky raised, that the deload is probably excessive. 50% of a 90% of max is very low. Previous deloads have felt refreshing, this doesn't really feel like a proper workout.
    exactly. i share ur consern. especially after my latest sessions which havent been going too well to be honest. i seem to be loosing strenght after deload week.

    anyways, i look forward to ur analysis and comments next week, when ur deload is over. lets hope its just me and that ur results keep coming.

    session looks nice btw, but ye ridicolously light. seriously i hate going to the gym during deload week feel like a 40 year old woman


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    I understand the frustration over deloading, that's why I don't wind my accessory work back as far as recommended. I'm going to be using deload to post DB Press and Kroc Row PRs .

    Wendler does say that you can deload or not deload its up to you, but he recommends doing it to be on the safe side.


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    Incredible workout music. My commendations!


    She really looks like someone set her face on fire and put it out with a bike chain.


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    Bulky: I actually noticed that my bench felt heavy today on the sets so I think it may be a little light on this deload. Guess I'll know more this week.

    Ben: I've been doing the halve the volume of accessories but keep weights and reps. For the bench session I actually just upped the reps to make it more challenging. What have you been doing.

    Kurt: If that is sarcasm aimed at my choice of Roxette then nuts to you First album I bought (on tape no less) was Look Sharp.


    Warmups
    Couldn't skip today as my left foot seems to have something wrong with it, want to give it a break.

    Bench
    20kg x20
    40kg x10

    52.5kg x5
    65kg x5
    77.5kg x5 - heavier than it should have been

    Incline DB
    32kg x12 2sets

    Supersetted

    Thick bar Db row - Kroc style I guess
    42.5kg x20 2 sets - the higher reps were easier than I thought, until the second set, trick is just to keep it moving. Made me breathe hard and got a back pump!!

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    No sarcasm at all... I <3 Roxette hehehe


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    I don't deload accessories. It might be a bit stupid but if I deloaded them I may as well not even go to they gym. I always bust my ass on my main lifts so just knocking them back feels good enough deload for me. I'll keep on doing this unless as long as it feels good.


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    Skippy: OK. I forgive you. Roxette are a fun band and really got that pop thing nailed. Few as good since in the pop market.

    Benno: Yeh I saw that in one of your deloads, you had your normal squats then the boring but big squats. Seemed crazy as you had 50kg x5 squats followed by 100kg x10 squats. Almost not worth doing the main sets under that philosophy.

    Ok if today is anything to go by then the deload was fine. I spent 12hrs on the road yesterday and was tired, bored and unmotivated, added to which it was hot and humid, so if there was any day I didn't feel like squatting it was today. I lifted and felt great.

    Warmups
    Skipping 4mins

    Snatch
    20kg x5
    40kg x2 x2
    60kg x2 x2
    70kg x2
    75kg x2

    ATG squat
    75kg x5
    90kg x3

    100kg x5
    115kg x5
    130kg x5 - belt worn for the first time, felt good although uncomfortable in the bottom position.

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    Front squat
    65kg x10 2 sets

    Single leg calf raise
    32kg x8 - I've injured my left foot somehow and it didn't feel good, on the plus side I could stand in for Daniel Day Lewis.

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