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Old 05-17-2011, 09:31 AM   #1
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Figured i would say hello to this section since this is where I will spend most of my time reading and posting. I train strongman mixed with a touch of powerlifting. Any questions ask away....
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:39 AM   #2
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:55 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. What type of training approaches have you used for powerlifting?
I started doing a generic BB routine, then got serious about strength and started where every beginner should start, with starting strength. I did this for about 6 months, moved onto Bill Starr's 5X5 for about 14 months. I have had a touch of training ADD here lately, running a bastardized version of 5/3/1 that i customized to better fit to my strongman goals. I am still dialing in my training to better suit what I want to accomplish, but here is my current split.

Monday: OHP and acc.
Tuesday: Deadlift and Back plus acc.
Wednesday: Off, maybe light cardio
Thursday: Squat/front squat and quad acc.
Friday: light to moderate bench with tricep, bicep, and lat acc.
Saturday: event training-varies alot by what comps are coming up, where weak points are, etc
Sunday: Beer, sports, food, recovery.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:57 AM   #4
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:18 AM   #5
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Welcome to MAB, Austin!
Thanks some guy from another forum invited me over . I like that second qoute in your sig.

another fav of mine: I have seen jesus twice this week, once at church, once after deadlifts. I am undecided as to which time I prefer seeing him.

I am not a jesus guy myself, but i have seen him multiple times in my training endeavors. If you havent, you need to train harder

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Old 05-17-2011, 10:51 AM   #6
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Haha I always refer to that as the fog rolling in. All of a sudden it gets cloudy, and I know I am going to pass out if not careful!
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Haha I always refer to that as the fog rolling in. All of a sudden it gets cloudy, and I know I am going to pass out if not careful!
O of my buddies texted me a few days ago that he passed out trying 500X2, got the first, tried the second and woke up a few seconds later.

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Old 05-17-2011, 01:14 PM   #10
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