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    Age 68 yrs
    NLP for 10 months transition to HLM with two days rest between workouts.
    At this point I've been running out the HLM as described in the Barbell Prescription and lifts keep moving up but only with the use of fractional plates (1-3 lb jumps).

    Dilemma is the Heavy day is getting real long due to rest between sets.

    My question is:
    Do all lifts have to be on the same HLM schedule?
    Could the Heavy Day be squats and deadlift but the bench/press be the Light day?
    Or could all three lifts be staggered like this?

    Monday workout:
    Heavy: Squat
    Light: Bench
    Medium: Deadlift

    Thursday workout:
    Light Squat
    Medium Bench
    Heavy Deadlift

    Sunday workout:
    Medium squat
    Heavy bench
    Light deadlift

    Or is it better that all the stress of Heavy lifting be focused on one day?
    I tried searching for this but couldn't find anything so it's probably a bad idea.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost and Found View Post
    Age 68 yrs
    NLP for 10 months transition to HLM with two days rest between workouts.
    At this point I've been running out the HLM as described in the Barbell Prescription and lifts keep moving up but only with the use of fractional plates (1-3 lb jumps).

    Dilemma is the Heavy day is getting real long due to rest between sets.

    My question is:
    Do all lifts have to be on the same HLM schedule?
    Could the Heavy Day be squats and deadlift but the bench/press be the Light day?
    Or could all three lifts be staggered like this?

    Monday workout:
    Heavy: Squat
    Light: Bench
    Medium: Deadlift

    Thursday workout:
    Light Squat
    Medium Bench
    Heavy Deadlift

    Sunday workout:
    Medium squat
    Heavy bench
    Light deadlift

    Or is it better that all the stress of Heavy lifting be focused on one day?
    I tried searching for this but couldn't find anything so it's probably a bad idea.
    Thanks
    Thatís a lot of pulling. Why not just one day for deadlifts and substitute some accessory lifts for the deadlift on the other days?

    Iím doing an HLM variant from BBRx as well.

    Heavy day is:
    Heavy squat
    Bench
    LTE

    Light day:
    Light squat
    Press
    Deadlift

    Medium day:
    Medium squat
    Bench
    Chin ups

    Bench and press are not really in an HLM program for me right now. Squat and deadlift are moving along nicely using this layout.

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