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Old 11-14-2011, 04:09 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Kuytrider View Post
So the beginner has basically no assistance exercises due to the intense volume of the main lifts? I guess if you're not wrecked after the mains, you ain't going heavy enough!
Pretty much, form practice and repetition is king. You'll respond well since you've had a background of 3 x week frequency.

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Finally, how would one warm up for the singles? Today, for my 1RM attempt, I started with 8 reps at 40% of my 1RM target, then did 5 reps at 60%, 3 reps at 70%, 1 rep at 80% and 1 rep at 90%. Got a PR so it worked fine! (Think I answered my own question!)
Sounds good, whatever works for you.

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The singles are at 90% of the 1RM, am I correct? Where would one begin the 5x5? At 70% of 1RM perhaps?
Good place to start.

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Oh and push presses are ok instead of OHP?
Yarr.

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