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    Default Finally back to TM

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    After having surgery in January of 09, I was sidelined for 3 months then started back on Starting Strength to milk linear progression. Weight before surgery - 168, after surgery - 145, and now - 190. Getting ready for my first volume day in about 15 months.

    Schedule is looking like this:

    Monday - Volume
    5x5 - squats
    5x5 - bench/press alternating
    1x5 - halting deadlift

    Wednesday - Recovery
    2x5 - squats @ 80% Monday
    3x5 - bench/press alternating @ 90% previous volume day
    5x3 - power cleans
    few sets of pullups

    Friday - Intensity
    1x1-5 - squat
    1x1-5 - bench
    1x1-5 - deadlift

    Can't wait to get back to this; one of my favorite programming methodologies. I'll adjust the percentages based on how I'm feeling for recovery day and will be paying attention to volume weight. When I first ran TM, I was so focused on always upping my Monday weight that I would lose sight of the fact that Monday is meant to disrupt homeostasis and that Friday is where I demonstrate my strength. I was pushing Monday so much that I wasn't adequately recovered for Friday; so I will be keeping that in mind this time around. Hope to run this for a long time with all the possible tweaks, then will probably try 5/3/1 with adjustments made for squatting 2x week.

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    Congrats on getting it back man.

    Do you mind clarifying exactly what you were doing wrong last time?

    Quote Originally Posted by METAL VIPER View Post
    When I first ran TM, I was so focused on always upping my Monday weight that I would lose sight of the fact that Monday is meant to disrupt homeostasis and that Friday is where I demonstrate my strength. I was pushing Monday so much that I wasn't adequately recovered for Friday; so I will be keeping that in mind this time around.

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    I was just so focused on always going up 5lbs on Monday that I was doing to much and wasn't fully recovered by Friday. I used too high of a intensity percentage. This time, if I need some more work, I'm going to experiment with some back off sets.

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