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    Default Need to go on a pause of the program, stop gap advice appreciated

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    Hello I am a farmer going into harvest season. It will be approximately 3 weeks long. I will not have time to do the program during this time. Looking for some stop gap measures during this time to try to not lose the progress I have made.

    I have been doing the program consistently for a little over 2 months:

    Height: 6’2”
    Weight: 243
    Waist: 41”

    Program: NLP

    Squat:135> 325 lbs
    Press: 70>145lbs
    Bench: 155> 205 lbs
    Deadlift: 175>375 lbs
    **my deadlift stalled for a short period because I got greedy and set back back on track now**

    I have not been doing power cleans, mostly because I have never done them before and I do not have someone locally to coach me on the proper technique. I don’t want to be caught doing upright rows.

    Currently not doing chins as I cannot do one. Instead I am doing 3x5 dips and 80lbx3x5 lat pulls.

    I also will row at about 100 watts a couple times a week, mostly because I enjoy it.

    Nutrition:

    150-200 grams of protein per day depending on farm schedule. Hard to go get extra food in the middle of a field while on a tractor. Working to up it to 250g/day.

    About 3500-4000 calories per day. Though I have been eating less since I have not been training as consistently this last week while getting ready for harvest.

    Sleep:
    7-8 generally. Though the last two weeks I have had some issues with sleeping, not unusual for me at this time of year.

    I will be starting the program again as soon as the last bushel is out of the field.

    Thank you for your time,

    Kevin

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    Back up 2 workouts when you get back in the gym. Repeat those 2 and do the 3rd like you would have had you not taken the layoff.

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    Thanks Ripp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Back up 2 workouts when you get back in the gym. Repeat those 2 and do the 3rd like you would have had you not taken the layoff.
    That's Brutal Mr Rippetoe. I tried to do that after your advice to me for a two week lay off. Backing up 2 weeks of training sessions, rather than just two training sessions was the best I could manage. Maybe I'm just wimpy ?

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    That's a possibility. Also, you're very old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    That's a possibility. Also, you're very old.
    Nah it's not the age, it's the miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nockian View Post
    Nah it's not the age, it's the miles.
    Highway or country?

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