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Old 02-12-2013, 07:24 AM   #5
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As always, I'll preface this with the disclaimer that I have but a fraction of time behind bars that most others here have, however...

If you're going to do this I would pick a realistic ENDING goal. Work the progression backwards from there, and use that to choose your starting work set weights. It will mean a deload, but progression in a program is the name of the game right? We physically/mentally need to see the increases as we work, otherwise we're just in maintenance or stalled. I just started a new program and deloaded quite a ways just based on where I wanted to finish the program, not my current 5RM. Had I started at my current max, I would probably be quitting next week from low morale and missed lifts. Looking forward to seeing what you decide, and the results!
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Personal tips that I've learned along my still short journey:

Leave your ego at the door.
Prepare. Showing up dehydrated, hungry, and tired will guarantee failure.
Be ready to fight for that grinder of a PR.
Listen and learn. Absorb everything you can, and assimilate that knowledge.

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