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    Default Advice on progress and continuing NLP

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    28M 6'4" eating 5,000cal/day 250g+protein, tracked with Cronometer, sleeping 8-9 hours per day, have not reset any lifts thus far. Also work construction if that information helps.

    January
    SQ 185
    DL 195
    BP 135
    OP 95
    BW 191 ~15% BF

    4/14/21
    SQ 320
    DL 310
    BP 200
    OP 150
    BW 223 ~21% BF

    I am doing Phase 2, with barbell rows instead of cleans, which are at 165x5.

    Switched to 5lb jumps on deadlift at 300lbs when I felt like I was not recovering sufficiently for 10lb increments. Wondering if technique/grip was the problem and not recovery, form check is pending in another thread. I read that squatting too high may help explain disparities between squat and deadlift, squat form check to come next workout.

    I failed bench press yesterday at 202.5 on rep 5. Also failed squats on Wednesday, got 320x5 320x4 and did not try third set because of extreme knee valgus.

    I see guys on here at 5'9" or 5'10" who are taking their NLP into the mid 400s on squats and 500s on deadlifts and feel like I should not be stalling at these numbers given my height. Do I just need to eat more? I feel like I am already beginning to gain disproportionate amounts of fat at my 5,000 calories a day. Thanks for any input.
    Last edited by Mark Rippetoe; 04-17-2021 at 03:13 PM. Reason: spelling

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    You started with a 195 deadlift on a 185 squat? The numbers have been wrong for quite a while.

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    Yep. I fucked up, that's why I'm here.

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    Video of squats and DLs.

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    Had a business trip the past few days. I missed my last workout, slept about 5 hours each night, and ate 2/3 of my normal calories while away.

    Squats 285x5

    285x5 4/21/21 - YouTube

    Deadlift 315x4

    Tried some advice I got from Robert in another thread. My form feels better but my back still looks like shit.

    DL 315x4 4/21/21 - YouTube

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    Are you using chalk for your deadlifts?

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    Yes

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    My two cents: Your squat stance looks way too wide. And can you find a place without a mirror? Looking at yourself is killing your hip drive. Look ~4 feet in front of you on the floor and lock your gaze there.

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    Any closer or wider and my depth is compromised. I will try looking down again but in my experience my chest falls and my squats turn into good mornings when I do that.

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    Your back needs work on both of these. You're overextending your low back to begin your squat, and not extending your back, or getting it set in place, much on your deadlift.

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