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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:41 pm 
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Ha! Yes, I figured some would consider it heavy. My comparison is from a several weeks ago when I lifted it and it did not feel so heavy.

I'll look at your other suggestions when I'm more awake and can follow the example.

My main lifts are:
Press
Lat pull downs

Deadlift

Squat

Bench Press
Pendlay

Right now, the only real issue is press/lat pulls and bench/pendlays are a bit rough with both being of the 5/3/1 variety. I know Wendler only does the four main lifts with the 5/3/1; I've read other articles that say to balance a push with a pull which is what I've done. Should I do the pulls as something other than 5/3/1?


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 9:39 am 
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Friend / Train that helps me out from time to time - specifically spotting & assisting my squat - tells me my sticking point is breaking passed parallel on the way up. This is probably the sticking point for most as it's probably the point where the strength is gained.

Other than just doing squats, are there any accessory or assistant exercises to help improve?

I nailed 355 for 1 rep going half way ATG...my flexibility doesn't allow me to leave skid marks on the grass...


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 11:12 am 
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The quick answer is 'pause squats'.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:13 am 
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Just updated my journal. Please review my routine and provide feedback. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:16 am 
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Proper Knob wrote:
The quick answer is 'pause squats'.


Sounds painfully hard. Especially to ensure I stay paused long enough.

Would box squats work equally as well?


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