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Old 06-19-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
However, after a certain threshold of development – say a 1.5 x bodyweight bench press, a 2 x bodyweight squat, and a 2.5 x bodyweight deadlift – it's time to step it up."[/I]

-Dave Tate
Could easily align this with the 3-4-5 standard. That's generally what I use as a focal point. If you can run progression to that point, and want more, it's generally time to "up" your game. Bodybuilding or powerlifting. I consider the process of getting to the 3-4-5 as "base building", or whatever you want to call it.

Good post OR. Made me think more about bodyweight usage during the first 8-12 weeks of programming. Though I have used them myself, I have not been advocating them for rank novices (yet).

So few people get to 3-4-5. So many guys over-complicating things before that point.
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