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The 3rd Week's a Killer

It seems that 1/2 of the programs I try (from writers of T-Nation), the third week is a killer.

For instance, Hybrid Hypertrophy, on the last set of an exercise where you do 3 reps of your 3RM, this week I couldn’t get the third rep on deadlifts. So I go and do 12 reps of my 14RM of squats then rest 3 minutes. I go back to deadlifts, but this time, I just got one rep up (barely), where I should of got 2-3.

I thought I remember Chad or another writer telling us why the third week is so tough, but maybe I’m mistaken. Any thoughts/opinions would be appreciated :slight_smile:

Why are you doing pull downs with the deadlifts?

Don’t know about the third week thing, haven’t really experienced that so much.

[quote]apayne wrote:
Why are you doing pull downs with the deadlifts?

Don’t know about the third week thing, haven’t really experienced that so much.
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I meant squats. Sorry. Its still early .

http://t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=584534&pageNo=0

maybe you’re a wood type

[quote]Hawkson101 wrote:
http://t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=584534&pageNo=0

maybe you’re a wood type[/quote]

I read most of that article, but skipped that part for some reason. :slight_smile: Thanks for pointing that out, man.