Originally Posted by Eduardo Chile
Just a note on the deadlift. I've found it needs a descent amount of practice to get good at, and form tends to break down at heavier weight. I think doing deadlifts from a dead stop would be good for you.
I think there is some carryover between the squat and deadlift, but once your strength get higher and higher the less you will find this carryover. Hip angle, foot positioning, etc are different.
Btw, your squat has come up nicely. It'll be interesting to see as you transition into lower reps to see what you max out. I think you've built a good base with the higher reps.
Dead stop deadlifts would be ideal, but every time I include them in my program my lower back starts to get pretty fucked up, to the point where I cant squat or deadlift for a time. Something about including the stretch reflex makes it alot easier on my spine.
I'm going to be testing my squat/bench/deadlift 1RM sometime early November at a seminar at Montreal Barbell. I'm letting my hopes get a little high that with some solid technique pointers I might be able to hit some tasty numbers. Deadlifting 500 raw would be awesome as fuck, but I'd accept 470. Squat will probably be done in single ply + wraps so maybe I can hit 500-550.
Thursday October 13th
Bench Press - TnG
Cut it one set short because the last rep of set 4 was sllooww. Because of the schedule change I did this workout only 48 hours after intensity day, which may have contributed to the difficulty. I'm okay with stalling though, I'm ready for a new program. What I'm thinking I'll do is 5/3/1 thing, with a bench day and a press day, but have push presses done as assistance on bench day, and close grip benching done as assistance on press day. Then throw in some tricep, bicep, and back work at the end of each workout. Superset tri's and bi's.
Actually, first I'll do smolov jr after this week.