I think the madcow bit is a good plan too. There's plenty of volume (figuring in the warmup sets) to compensate for the lack of sets across.. It is easier to sustain a progression that way, and it is less taxing psychologically. Much easier for me to focus on one big set instead of three or five. Are you planning on a heavy/light/medium routine? That worked best for me. That way you only have to tackle your target weight once per week.
Skydiving. I guess we know who has nads around here.
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