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Old 06-14-2011, 10:05 PM   #6
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Not to point too fine a point on it, Jeff, but I must echo what GL has said; he was firm but fair. We both know you're overtraining and it is affecting your gains.

I train on average only 3 days a week, using my 4 day routine on a rotation, and 99% of the time I hit around 50% PRs with each training session.

This is not common for most trainers, even those who've only been training for 14 months.
I can do this because I afford myself plenty of time to rest and grow.

I can practically guarantee you, if you halve the training you do each week (in fact, more than halve, given you often train for 1.5 hours) and get your eating squared away, you will significantly improve your gains.

To touch on what Dmaipa has mentioned: YES, you can train 5 days a week... but there are many more caveats on that statement - especially for an intermediate, natural trainer.

A 5 day template would need to be highly nuanced so it does not cause you injury. I have been lambasted for saying this in the past, but honestly - unless you're a *natural* pro like Dmaipa, or you have the knowledge base to construct a 5+ day routine that's just right - then don't pursue it.
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PERSONAL RECORDS
Axle clean-press: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Bench press: 135 kgs (298 lbs) - 1st PL meet 16th October 2011
Deadlift w/Barbell: 180 kgs (397 lbs)
Deadlift w/Hexbar: 225 kgs (496 lbs)
Farmers walk: 240 kgs (530 lbs), 50 feet
Front squat: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Log clean-press: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Strict OHP: 85 kgs (187 lbs) 3 reps
Tyre flip: 260 kgs (573 lbs), 100 feet
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