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Old 12-01-2011, 03:30 PM   #129
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
This is how I am starting to feel. By week 2 my lats are so fatigued that deadlift workouts are nearly a wash.
Right, I was the same way during the last block. My last session was a wash. It was actually the reason I switched to the max single + back offs in an attempt to lessen the workload. Didn't work!

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My squats seem better capable of handling the volume but I have been wasting time on box squats when I feel a light squat day would be more beneficial.
Right, well if you're doing just a 1 week cycle, then you do have the option of squatting twice in that period rather than just once with one other variation. For example:

Day 1: Squat

Day 2: Chain Squat

Day 3: (Light perhaps) Squat, Partial Squat

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One note I would mention to anyone considering this method...start slow. You will learn a lot during the first 6 weeks. I feel I may have been better off first adding a second deadlift day for a while and slowly building it from a lighter day to a moderate day.
Yes indeed, the last time I was doing this 2 week On, 1 week Off schedule I was doing a 4 way split as I detailed in the Raw Powerlifting thread. This is considerably less stressful than what we are attempting.

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Going real heavy has really paid off, but I moved from square A to square C in some aspects, skipping an intermediary stage. This sounds worse than it is, of course. I could continue to run the program as is, but I simply don't feel my deadlift workouts during week 2 are giving me much.
Yes absolutely it certainly is working we can be happy about that. But there's nothing to stop us refining the process for what we're currently doing.
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