A bit of background info on me that might be important for understanding my difficulties with some lifts: When I was 5 I had a large chunk of my right foot cut off. It included the big toe, the one next to it, and a couple inches of foot below that. My leg and hip were broken. I suspect that growing up “off balance” like that may have altered my spine in some way. In middle school they suspected that I had scoliosis. Anyways…
I started Beyond 5/3/1 this week. Seems like a lot of guys here are doing it. My training maxes for each lift are: 255 Squat, 315 Deadlift, 235 Bench, 145 Overhead Press, as wells as 145 Hang Power Clean and 100 Hang Power Snatch. I generally keep my notations short because I don’t believe that most of the workout is very important (warm-ups, assistance).
Current Bodyweight: 194-200 lbs depending on the time of day.
Lifting since November 2012
Past programs: SS, 5/3/1
PR Set: 145x5
Jokers: 155x1, 160xFail
Assistance: DB Incline (5x10x50s), Lateral Raises, Facepulls, Tricep Pushdowns (w/ Rope)
Tuesday (Cleans & Deadlifts):
HPC PR Set: 145x6
HPC Jokers: 155x1, 160x1
Power Cleans: 170x1, 175x1
DL PR Set: 315x5
DL Jokers: 330x1, 345x1, 360x1
DL Downs: 3x3x235
Front Squat: 5x155, 5x165, 3x5x170
PR Set: 235x5
Jokers: 245x1, 260x1
Assistance: DB Rows, DB Flys, Straight Arm Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns, Facepulls
Some things I’m thinking to myself after writing that out include: Should I really do so much volume on the DB Incline after so much volume on Press? Should I even bother with down sets for the Deadlift? Will I do deadlifts for reps after squat tomorrow, or should I pick something else, like snatch grip back extensions, RDLs, or good mornings?