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Old 05-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #26
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Just realized you have a new journal - subbed of course!!

I sometimes wonder which is harder - the main 531 lifts or the assistance I reckon it depends whether or not its week 3.

Great start as well. I agree with Al - 531 is a better "cutting" routine than most people think. I have also cut with success on 531. I think the key is to keep cardio to a minimum and find that sweet spot of a "slight" calories deficit, and then exercise patience.

I also struggle with vertical pulling. I found doing rack chins after pull/chin ups helped improve my vertical pulling.
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Meet PR's: (May 2014)
Squat 475 lbs
Bench: 286 lbs
Deadlift: 501 lbs
Total: 1262 lbs
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Gym PR's:
Squat: 495 lbs
Bench: 295 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs
Total: 1310 Lbs
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