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Old 08-31-2012, 01:39 PM   #21
BendtheBar
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Actually doing 90% weights just once a week now on bench, rows and squats. Second day is light inclines and chins (5 sets of 8) and lighter deadlifts now (80-85%).
Sounds good. I'm doing every other 5 days and don't need to deload very often.

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but alternating from say back squats to front squats doesn't seem beneficial for me.
I've had fronts seem to help my deadlift, but if I am going to squat, I would rather just squat. Sometimes I would do wide stance high box squats for fun. I remember someone, maybe Louie, say that training with an opposite stance can help strengthen you in ways you're not used to.

Even so, I continue to get stronger with just squats. As long as that is happening, it's all I will do.

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By infrequent deloads you mean what..once a month or so?
When I was training a lift heavy and frequently (3x a week) I would deload every third week. I would bounce back pretty strong.

Now that I have dropped the frequency to every 5th day, I rarely deload. If I feel blah I usually add an extra day or two of rest in. I probably should deload once a month just for good measure, but...if training is going good, why change things.

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Also I wonder if going from 90% weights on full squats to say sets of 3-5 on half squats effectively deloads you from the 90%+ weights?
I would say so. Nothing matches up to the intensity of 90% squat singles for me.

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Same with lockouts on bench; would a 5x5 on board presses be effective to not overtrain on 90% weights on a full range bench?
I think that variation would work nice as a working deload, or a moderate day.
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