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Old 04-28-2012, 09:09 AM   #21
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My singles progression would likely increase by 5 or 10 pounds per cycle, and might -- overtime--- not be a true representation of my actual max ability. BUT heavy weights would be moved on a more regular basis than by running a conventional 5-3-1 scheme.
Right, you got the right idea there BV. It is exactly the way you need to approach it, think of 5-10 lbs per cycle which are below your all-time maxes and done to perfect form.

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Thank you, Fazc. Great recommendations here. In an ideal situation, I'd beable to lift three times in a regular week, leaving one workout to carryover to begin the following week.

It would look like this:
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Deload
You know one option that I have used during times where I've been too busy to get to the gym has been to do full body workouts. So that way, even if you're only going in 1-2 times a week you're never too far off from working a given bodypart. For example alternating these two workouts:

1) Squat Bench
2) Press Deadlift

So perhaps:

Squat - 3 singles followed by 3 sets of 3
Bench - 3 singles followed by 3 sets of 3

Then on the second day of the week:

Press - 3 singles followed by 3 sets of 3
Deadlifts - 3 singles followed by 3 sets of 3

Doing while training twice a week is not a bad way to go, and if you can manage three times then great! Even better! Just an option to mull over.

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Right, you got the right idea there BV. It is exactly the way you need to approach it, think of 5-10 lbs per cycle which are below your all-time maxes and done to perfect form.
And even so, after two or three cycles, I'd be PR'ing with regularity.



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You know one option that I have used during times where I've been too busy to get to the gym has been to do full body workouts. So that way, even if you're only going in 1-2 times a week you're never too far off from working a given bodypart. For example alternating these two workouts:

1) Squat Bench
2) Press Deadlift

So perhaps:

Squat - 3 singles followed by 3 sets of 3
Bench - 3 singles followed by 3 sets of 3

Then on the second day of the week:

Press - 3 singles followed by 3 sets of 3
Deadlifts - 3 singles followed by 3 sets of 3

Doing while training twice a week is not a bad way to go, and if you can manage three times then great! Even better! Just an option to mull over.
Wow, thanks. I'm going to keep this tucked up my sleeve.
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