Time to Nut Up or Shut Up
Finally starting a training log, which was the main reason I joined this forum.
Age- 29 (11/20/1984)
Best Meet Lifts (at 132)- 304(wraps), 209, 424
Have had some health issues this year that I have let get in the way of my training. Most recent setback was finding out I was hypothyroid and had low testosterone. I thought these might be the cause of too much training and not enough food over time, so I did the following...
Took a month off in July/August. Started training again by doing a 531 2 day template. However, I did front squats and SLDLs in place of the more taxing low bar squats and deadlifts. I also used a low training max and did just the required reps. After 7 weeks of that I added the squat/deadlift back in and began using the 75/85% volume work routine from Beyond 531. Still doing 2 days a week and each lift just twice a month.
Now here I am 7 weeks after that, and I've decided its time to up the intensity and get strong as hell. I'll still be weight training 2 days a week, but will really be putting the effort in.
Doing 531 I'll be pushing for PRs on the last sets, doing joker sets/singles, and down sets as well. Starting with squats tomorrow!
Good luck Nathan. Smash some PRs. Will be following along.
Good luck man.
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Hope you get you results straightened out. Got mine done in August and found the same issues. All good now though
Got a question for you guys. What do you think about doing high pulls before squat/deadlift days? I've been interested in trying them, but not sure where to fit them in since I only train 2 days a week. Maybe it would be a good warm up?
Smash on! Good luck to ya!
12/16 - Monday - Squats C1W1
Got back at it hard today and made a video with some of my sets. It was pretty brutal!
Jump to Box - 5 x 2
Then some light power clean and high pulls.
165 x 5
190 x 5
215 x 10 (belt)
230 x 5 (belt)
Down Sets - Paused
165 x 5 x 3 sets
3" Deficit Deadlift
155 x 5
225 x 5
255 x 5
285 x 5
Dead x 10 minutes...
Conditioning Circuit x 3
ab wheel x 15
jump rope x 100
burpees x 10
push ups x 10
prisoner squats x 10
db swing x 45 x 15
Great start to 5/3/1. Looks good. :wt:
Maybe try pulling your elbows under the bar when squatting instead of flaring them back. That might help keep you upright instead of leaning forward. Just my two pennies!:)
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