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Old 10-16-2011, 10:42 AM   #15
Abaddon
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This sounds like I actually need to reprise my old chest and shoulders template... something like 12 sets of just bench press (3 variations) and I was even doing flys at the end, originally.

So this brings to light another mainstay of my training style: am I wrong in thinking 20 total working sets is a good thing?

I've never trained for more that 70-75 minutes, even when I was an amateur BBer 10 years ago.

What about the effect rising cortisol levels have? I understand that a 90 minute routine isn't favourable for this reason. But that could be more well-worn hokum I've bought into...

And to clarify volume; more sets? More reps? More variations of the lift, or more of the same? Could you give me an outline?
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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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