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Old 10-13-2008, 11:23 AM   #31
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Oh...my...gawd...that...hurt.
?? Err...elaborate?

Not what I wanted to read an hour before I'm doing something similiar.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:26 PM   #32
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Oh...my...gawd...that...hurt.
Nevermind, I think my legs are broken, I did something similiar to what you did and geez. I took it as a bad sign as I was walking around the grocery store post workout and various parts of my legs would cramp a little.

I was going to do Coach B's template but decided with my week off from Nov. 1 to Nov 7 to do it like Leo did it the 10 x 3 with ramping to a heavy 3 for the first 5 sets then doing a medium heavy weight for the next 5 with only 1 minute rest between.

I'll be alternating back squats and front squats and then reevaluate after I get back on the week of the 8th.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:20 PM   #33
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In the Mass (A)gain article (PM 41) it recommends starting at 75% and adding about 2% a week. Once I got above 90% I couldn't complete more than 5x3 so I switched to something like Leo's program. Even starting at 75% my legs hurt after the first workout.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:57 AM   #34
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In the Mass (A)gain article (PM 41) it recommends starting at 75% and adding about 2% a week. Once I got above 90% I couldn't complete more than 5x3 so I switched to something like Leo's program. Even starting at 75% my legs hurt after the first workout.
How did you get over 90% if you increase 2-3% a week? I just started and will have to make 8-12lbs jumps which will add 50-60lbs to my starting weight. I may go with 3% for the first few weeks and then 2% as the loads increase. I'd be happy with 8 sets of 3 @ 88% though. How were your results from completing the program?

Week 1: 75%
Week 2: 77% - 80%
Week 3: 79% - 80%
Week 4: 81% - 83%
Week 5: Back off @ 85%
Week 6: 83% - 84%
Week 7: 85% - 86%
Week 8: 87% - 88%
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:11 PM   #35
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Did my first set of these last week and it felt like death. Actually had a hard time sleeping because I couldnt get in a comfortable position in bed, lol... I started at 80% (1 rep max is 300lbs.) and will probably go up 2% this week. Luckily I started at Lost Battalion as well last week so I'm not lifting heavy at all there and strictly working on light weight, fixing some form issues and basically starting from scratch so recovery shouldnt be an issue.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:33 PM   #36
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I didn't exactly follow the program, but I did 10x3 squats once a week. I started at 75% (max was 275) and added 5 pounds a week. The first 2 weeks were tough, the next 4 felt pretty easy, and then it started getting hard again.

Last few weeks:
245 - 10x3
250 - 8x3
255 - 5x3
260 - 3x3
265 - 3x3

I could probably continue the cycle for another couple weeks, but I have a couple races coming up so I'm going to ease up on the squats and come back to it over the winter.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:10 AM   #37
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Did my first set of these last week and it felt like death. Actually had a hard time sleeping because I couldnt get in a comfortable position in bed, lol...
Ditto that.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:39 AM   #38
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Did my first set of these last week and it felt like death. Actually had a hard time sleeping because I couldnt get in a comfortable position in bed, lol... I started at 80% (1 rep max is 300lbs.) and will probably go up 2% this week. Luckily I started at Lost Battalion as well last week so I'm not lifting heavy at all there and strictly working on light weight, fixing some form issues and basically starting from scratch so recovery shouldnt be an issue.
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Ditto that.
Mon was my first day. I am going to stick to the Rx. I thought about starting higher but as is, I'm going to end up @ 355-360 for 10 x 3. Starting higher would have put me up to where I'm not sure I could complete the sets.
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:05 PM   #39
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Just finished week 3 and these are starting to suck. First 6-7 sets were ok but the last 3-4 were rough. Not looking forward to next week.
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