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Old 07-06-2010, 06:24 PM   #11
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Thanks, jwood. I might do that. My gym shuts down for a week in late August, so I have a built in stopping point. I'll milk one more cycle out of this run, then maybe retest and go from there. I appreciate your response.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:30 PM   #12
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to bad jim wendlers 5/3/1 for powerlifting isnt out yet.
Yeah, or Powerlifting for Dummies.

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Just by watching your log, it seems like you are regularly hitting PRs. I am not a powerlifter, so take my opinion for what it's worth, but because you are making progress I would suggest sticking with it. I might tweak some of your supporting exercises.
PR's for reps, yes. Heavy max singles, no. Lifting 350 for six might project to a 420 single, but is it the same? If I'm going into a meet today, I'd like to be able to know what I want to do on a second lift, and have some idea that I can actually do it. Third lift? Who cares, unless I need it to win. And any contest I'm in should not be that close.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:54 AM   #13
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If I'm going into a meet today, I'd like to be able to know what I want to do on a second lift, and have some idea that I can actually do it. Third lift?
I do 5 3 1 / I am not a powerlifter, please keep that in mind, when I give my opinion.

I have also been curious as to what I could actually do. On the third week, 5 3 1, I just do 1 for the final set, then add 2 - 4 singles on to the end. I believe that would give a better representation of the second lift and a view for the third lift.
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I do 5 3 1 / I am not a powerlifter, please keep that in mind, when I give my opinion.

I have also been curious as to what I could actually do. On the third week, 5 3 1, I just do 1 for the final set, then add 2 - 4 singles on to the end. I believe that would give a better representation of the second lift and a view for the third lift.
Thank you so much for chiming in. I'm honored to have this be your first post!

So let me get this straight. On the third week, you stop at 1 rep on the last set, then add some singles? Do you use the same weight for the additional singles, OR do you possibly use a higher weight for the additional singles? Reading your post makes me think that I could/should almost attempt one or two singles at 100% of my max for that cycle (instead of 95% for reps) or even cash in ALL my chips and attempt a single or two at my new projected 1 RM.

At any rate, you have a brilliant suggestion, and one that I shall take under advisement. You have also earned your self some reputation on your very first post.

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Thank you so much for chiming in. I'm honored to have this be your first post!

So let me get this straight. On the third week, you stop at 1 rep on the last set, then add some singles? Do you use the same weight for the additional singles, OR do you possibly use a higher weight for the additional singles? Reading your post makes me think that I could/should almost attempt one or two singles at 100% of my max for that cycle (instead of 95% for reps) or even cash in ALL my chips and attempt a single or two at my new projected 1 RM.

At any rate, you have a brilliant suggestion, and one that I shall take under advisement. You have also earned your self some reputation on your very first post.

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What I have been doing is increase the weight for each single. Every 4th cycle through I work my way up too a little short of failure. so from what you asked I would say:

1 or 2 sets to your original 1 rm and then about every 4th cycle try for a new 1 rep max.
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Very good. Thank you.

How long have you been doing a 5/3/1?
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Very good. Thank you.

How long have you been doing a 5/3/1?
I just completed my 6th cycle and started the 7th yesterday.
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