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Old 10-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #23
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Default 8 Sets of 4

8 Sets of 4

MikeM and kitarpyar both commented on 1.25 pound plates. The YMCA has a couple sets of Platemates. They're basically 1.25 pound magnets. Fractional weights are wonderful for prolonging progression, or playing with percentages (as I'm doing now). I actually own a complete set of fractional weights which I made out of 3/4 inch chain and cheapo carabiners. I found the plans on Dave Draper's site. I wanted to post up the link, but I can't find it anymore. I'll keep looking. But what I can do is increase my weight by 1-1/4 pound each session. Pretty cool. I'll try to take some pictures.

Friday, 10/5/12

BP
45x5
95x5
115x5
147.5x4x8

Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns (between warmup sets of BP)
125x9x3

Deficit Deadlift (standing on a hundo)
135x5
180x5
225x5
240x5
280x5
315x5

One more session today (10 sets of 3), then I'll be 1/3 of the way through this. Too soon to tell.
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