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if I was looking to be my best powerlifting self, maybe that'd be worthwhile... not interested in that...

 

what are you doing in the gym these days, Damo?

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1RM is good to throw in every now and then on the 5 main compound exercises be it for powerlifting or general progression

 

umm not much. barely been in 12 months or more....been sort of getting there the last 3 weeks but hardly have the mindset for anything at current.....sh*ts focked but that's what I get I guess..lol

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Apart from the past 5 days that I've been training, most of my progress is in this thread.

 

I'm just easing back into it so I don't injure myself. 

 

50 minutes ago, MBAF said:

do 4 weeks of 1RM deadlifts. Start at 100kg. 1 rep. Increase by 10k till you cant lift it. Drop back by 5kg then increase by 5kg until you cant lift it....

 

should increase your 1RM in 4 weeks by 20 or 30kg atleast and your 80%max by the same amount as long everything else is right.

Strength training is good like that. 

 

You can go up in strength very quickly with the right program.

Edited by Puffwagon

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Yeah my legs and butt get massive when I do 5x5, 3 times a week. That is supposed to be strength reps but I've never got better gains on my quads from anything else.

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yeah it really depends on the person. I train (or should say used too) train them twice a week. One day heavy the other light but if your more on your feet than not 5x5 seems to be the go to

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Fark yeah. A whole 6 days in a row of training to call it my first week!

 

Here's some baby beginner 1rms based off various sets done this week. Well they aren't really 1rms as I'm still working through doms and stretching etc so I'm not trying to go heavy yet.

 

Bench: 100kg, previous was 137kg

Squat: 120kg, previous was 165kg

Deadlift: didn't try it but let's just say it's 180kg. Previous was 200-205kg.

 

I've got some catching up to do and hopefully can add 50% to the current numbers in 12 months of lifting, chicken eating and creatine chugging!!!

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Have to mate, I ain't going through that again. There were times that I couldn't train properly cos I was overheating. 

 

Lol I'll have to pull my finger out and git err done. 

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