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    Hey Coaches! Did my first "meet" on Friday and set some new 1RMs. How should I structure my return to heavy day on an HLM template? It's been a few weeks since I've followed the HLM template as I was driving intensity up and volume down.

    I was thinking dropping my squat and bench press numbers to 80% for 3x5 and deadlift down to 85% for 1x5 based off my competition maxes.

    Meet results:
    Squat: 425
    BP: 255 (failed at 275 a bit too aggressive)
    Deadlift: 435
    Body weight: 220

    Thanks!

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    What were your 3x5 numbers for each of the lifts before the meet?

    Why do you think we're going to agree to go off percentages of 1 RM, when what we really only ever tell you is make your 3x5 go up every two days, then 2x per week, then 1x per week?

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    Hey Steve,
    My last set of numbers:
    Sq: 3x5x355
    B: 3x5x205
    DL: 5x355
    I have done the program off and on for a few years. This is the highest I've gotten my deadlift, and I had my squats up to 364 after my last reload.

    Touché regards the percentages. I tried squatting a few days after the comp, and 325 with crappie form was the best I could muster. lolz. Not sure what happened there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimtheConquerer View Post
    Hey Steve,
    My last set of numbers:
    Sq: 3x5x355
    B: 3x5x205
    DL: 5x355
    I have done the program off and on for a few years. This is the highest I've gotten my deadlift, and I had my squats up to 364 after my last reload.

    Touché regards the percentages. I tried squatting a few days after the comp, and 325 with crappie form was the best I could muster. lolz. Not sure what happened there!
    So, since you now know you're going to take a hit as a result of your PERFORMANCE at the meet, why not just take the Monday following as a light day, and then knock 10% off of your previous 3x5 numbers and run a quick LP back up until you approach a stall again? And by quick- I mean 1.5 weeks (5 sessions).

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    Lessons learned...not sure why I thought I could go heavy the Monday after! Thanks.

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