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#103

All the 5/3/1 rep scheme is, is a progression. So you absolutely can use it for whatever lift you like.


#104

Awesome, thanks.


#105

I have never trained like that. Couldn’t intelligently speak to it. I would just be guessing. Gotta do what you gotta do.


#106

Thanks for your input.


#107

I’m immensely glad this program is over. I’m drained. Going to take a deload week and test maxes.

Day 3, Week 6

Deadlift

135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 1
250 x 1
275 x 1
295 x 1
330 x 3 x 2

Felt and looked horrible.

Press

45 x 5
75 x 3
95 x 1
115 x 1
130 x 2

Couldn’t do the other two sets.

Chins

3 x 5

Hopefully this program worked lol.


#108

Deload Day 1 — Just following Wendler’s 40, 50, 60% protocol.

Deadlift

135 x 5
175 x 5
205 x 5

Press

45 x 5
65 x 5
85 x 5

Chins

3 x 5


#109

Deload Day 2

Deadlift

135 x 5
170 x 5
205 x 5

Press

45 x 5
60 x 5
70 x 5

Chins

3 x 5

I’m off from school on Friday, so I’ll max at the other gym.


#110

I’m gonna get some advice from the more experienced guys on this forum, how do you guys generally warm up for a 1RM or a top set of 2 or 3?

@T3hPwnisher @MarkKO


#111

I just do plates or quarters for sets of 1-5 until I get there. Lower reps with higher weights.


#112

Thanks. Realistically, I’m gonna try for 385, and then if things go well, for 405. So would you recommend something along the lines of:

135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 2
250 x 1
275 x 1
315 x 1
345 x 1
385 x 1 — then 405 x 1 possibly?


#113

Can’t make any recommendations honestly. I am not a coach.


#114

Thanks anyway.


#115

Similar. I usually make jumps in plates and 25s.


#116

Thanks. I’ll update the log. Hoping for 385!


#117

Well, 385 didn’t happen. I can definitely attribute an unchanging lack of sleep, food, and constant moving around to this problem. I got 385 to my knees after a fairly challenging 355. I then tried to lift 375 and 365, in that order, and failed both of these lifts. I got ridiculously weak, and there’s nothing I can even do to change that. Videos coming later of the 385 fail and the 355 deadlift.

Deadlift

135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 2
250 x 1
275 x 1
315 x 1
355 x 1
385 x 0
375 x 0
365 x 0


#118

355 x 1 Deadlift


#119

385 x 0 Deadlift Fail


#120

Going to switch to 5/3/1 2x/week training. I’ll find the time somehow. Next week I’ll retest maxes, since my stomach is finally feeling better. I have to up food intake, even if it’s with peanut butter (again).


#121

@guineapig could you do me a favor? I know you pull sumo, and I was thinking of experimenting with a semi-sumo stance to see if I could pull more weight / improve my conventional deadlift. Could you watch my 355 Deadlift video and see if maybe I’d be better equipped to pull sumo? If not, I understand, just asking out of curiosity. Thanks.


#122

It’s hard to say whether you’d be better off with sumo. Best way is like to just give it a go for a while. Some guys have a terrible looking back angle and start position in conventional so I’d say for them to give Sumo a go but yours is ok.

Let’s say sumo might be worth a go. It’ll probably take like a couple of weeks to get good at the movement. At that point we could probably tell whether or not Sumo is da wae for you lol.

The time and effort could just as effectively be used working on improving your conventional though I think and learning to use a belt.

If your end goal is to improve your conventional maybe go this route. If it’s to lift more weight and you are considering a switch in dl styles for the long term then get on YouTube and watch some how to vids