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    I've been running 5/3/1 for about 3 years and everything is pretty well stalled. The old log finished here: Geezling moves to Texas. Instead of just resetting on 5/3/1 I thought I'd give HLM a fair shot and see how things go.

    Current stats: 48 years old and about 215 lbs.

    Current 1rms:
    squat - 420
    bench - 325
    press - 218
    deadlift - 495

    I've taken 5% off of my backoff set weights and used them for my initial weights on the heavy day, which was today.

    squat: 5x5x325
    bench: 5x5x245
    deadlift: 1x5x375

    I was really tired today after taking a red-eye flight from SFO. Still, the only thing that made me really work was the squat. I don't know how long I'll be able to maintain 5 sets across. Are there any other geezers who can comment on 3x5 vs. 5x5 on the heavy day?

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    F 7/8/2016 (L)

    squat: 3x5x260
    press: 3x5x175
    chins: 5x5 @ 25 lbs.

    My adductors were really sore after Wednesday's workout and I thought I pulled the right one on warmups tonight. It calmed down some and I did the workout anyway. Now a half an hour later I think it'll be ok. I won't know for sure until tomorrow. If so, the plan is to get on schedule by skipping this week's medium workout and going heavy again Sunday.

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    Sun. 7/10/2016 (H)

    squat: 3x5x330
    bench: 3x5x250
    deadlift: 1x5x330

    Skipped the medium workout this week to sync in with my normal weekly schedule. The adductors were fine tonight; the lower back was quite tired in the squats.

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    Tues. 7/12/16 (L)

    squat: 3x5x270
    press: 3x5x177.5
    chins: 5/5/5/5/5 @ 27.5 lbs.

    I started the light squats at 5 lbs. over 80% of the heavy day's weight. I'll try increasing them in parallel with the heavy day and let the percentage gap close gradually that way, unless recovery begins to be an issue. The interesting question will be how to adjust the light day's weight once the heavy day shifts to triples.

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    Thurs. 7/24/16 (M)

    pin squats: 3x5x295
    paused bench: 3x5x225
    rdl: 2x8x325

    Pin squats and paused bench were at 90% of the heavy day's weight. This was the first time I'd paused my bench sets, and I think it should be a big help moving forward. Holding tight and driving with the legs throughout was crucial.

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    Sunday (H)

    squat: 3x5x330
    bench: 3x5x250
    deadlift: 1x5x385

    Everything felt solid and not that hard. I think I'm back in the groove. Now I just keep the weights moving up for the next couple of weeks, when things will start getting tough again.

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    Tuesday (L)

    squat: 3x5x275
    3x5x180 (pretty hard)
    chins @ 30 lbs: 5/5/5/5/5

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    Thursday (M)

    pin squats: 3x5x300
    pause bench: 3x5x230
    rdl: 3x8x325

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    Sunday (H)

    squat: 3x5x335
    bench: 3x5x255
    deadlift: 1x5x390

    It was in the upper 90s today, so the shed was a sweatbox. The workout went fine.

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    Tuesday (L)

    squat: 3x5x275
    press: 3x5x182 (plenty hard here)
    chins @ 32.5: 5/5/5/5/5

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