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Old 04-22-2010, 06:07 PM   #611
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Nice work Kevin. I realized recently that when the skin breaks out, everything else will soon go haywire too. Probably a good call to not push the mass gain too much more.
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:27 PM   #612
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Thanks, i'll monitor it this week and if I feel i can push one more cycle i will.

4/23

Bench: 145 x 5, 165 x 3, 185 x 11, 165 x 3 x 8
T-bar: 180 x 3 x 10
Shrugs: 185 x 3 x 10
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:59 AM   #613
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You are killing it! What do you think you'll drop down to for the spring/summer?
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:28 PM   #614
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I have no idea, I'd like to stay above 170 and I'd be happy so I guess I would have to really work to maintain what I have or just keep eating for a little longer.

4/24

Squat: 45 x 2 x 8, 150 x 8, 180 x 5, 210 x 5, 240 x 3, 265 x 7
Deadlift: 185 x 5, 215 x 5, 240 x 5, 270 x 5, 305 x 3, 340 x 4

my back and grip were pretty fatigued from yesterday so the deadlifts felt slightly sluggish, squat felt fine though.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:33 PM   #615
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Its tough to keep going when you start getting thick around the middle. Nice work on everything.
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:54 PM   #616
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Thanks, it is tough.. but I'm going to push one more cycle. I need to catch up to your 405 deadlift.

deload week

4/26
Press: 55 x 5, 65 x 5, 80 x 5
Dips: 50 total
Pullups: 25 total
Incline Bench: 135 x 3 x 10

I'll be dropping dips next cycle, elbow gets to aggravated with them.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:13 PM   #617
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Thanks, it is tough.. but I'm going to push one more cycle. I need to catch up to your 405 deadlift.
Well I got you a little on the BW and it was an ugly, ugly lift. I am going to get it smoothed out and nail 450 in competition by August!
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:38 PM   #618
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August will be here before you know it too.

I was thinking of actually doing maybe 6 weeks of linear progression starting next week to see if I can eek out faster gains since the semester is pretty much over this week and I will have much more time for food and recovery. Or do you guys think I should just stick to where im at and keep progressing slow and consistent?
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:39 AM   #619
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It's funny but I am going through that exact same thought process. Maybe Derek W is wearing off on us. I have considered a linear progression and for some reason I thought what the hell lets do the 6 week Smolov. I haven't manned up enough to actually try that but...

I started 5/3/1 in March of last year so this is a complete 1 year cycle for me. I don't really know what direction to go yet. I love 5/3/1 for the results, flexibility and simplicity and yet I want more!

If you figure it out let me know would ya. I think I am going to do at least one more month of 5/3/1 so I can do some cardio and do 2 lifts a day 2 days a week. That gets me through my major tournaments for this year and then I will reevaluate.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:26 PM   #620
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4/27

Deadlift: 145 x 5, 180 x 5, 215 x 5
Leg Press: did 4 or 5 sets varied the weights
SLDL: 135 x 3 x 8


I guess I'll skip the Linear stuff for now, I may have a new job this summer which will require conditioning so like you said I'll keep the flexibility of 5/3/1 maybe try some new stuff like box squats in my routine.
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