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    i am 56, just over 6 feet tall and weigh 182.4 up from 155 about 6 months ago, i had some health problems and covid a couple times, Was in the 190s before than, was pretty fluffy in the mid secion though, which i dont car about. i am just tring to gain weight right now and dont care how.

    i started an lp for squats about 6 months ago, squats were super weak after being sick and loosing weight.

    started at

    115x5x3
    240x3 225x3 today 240 was lifetime pr.


    my bench is more intermedate for me, ill post the last 2 bench days, as i started a new 4 week tm by andy baker, i am going to lower the volum a little and make some small changes, my shoulder press i pretty far behind compared to my bench, but i have really never worked it.
    Bench

    212.5x6

    shoulder press
    100x5x4

    8/29 shoulder press, bench volume

    115x6

    187.5x5x4 2 sets were closer grip pinkys next to smooth. my regular grip is only about 1 1/2 wider. first 2 sets were tempo bench, slow down fast up. this makes things feel light.

    if anyone has any questions or thoughts. let me know
    Last edited by Darracq; 08-31-2023 at 04:47 PM.

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    Bench
    225x4,2 4th rep was fast, thought i had 1 more rep for sure, took 2 beaths at the top and missed bad, think i lost my setup and touched to high, so i rested and did 2 more easy.

    shoulder press
    110x4x4 these felt good.

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    You tend to use different terminology than I am used to. Have you read Starting Strength or the Barbell Prescription? What are your lifts on Squat, Bench, Overhead Press, and Deadlift, e.g.?

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    i have practical programming 3rd edition.


    Squat 240x3

    Bench 225x4

    shoulder press max is
    135x1 or thats the most i have tried

    i havnt been deadlifting, i have been having some inner ear issues, where i get dizzy and im not triing to have that lol. deadlifting seems to bother that the most.

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    What terrminology are you having trouble with, mabye i can do it differently.above i did 225x4 and then did 225x2 . then 4 sets of 4 on shoulder press.

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    i was wrong on when i started my squat lp it was
    may 6th 2023 so its been 4 months. Legs and groin area felt a little sore today, might need a little more rest.
    Today i squated, no back off set today feel pretty smoked. might go to doubles next time.
    95x5
    135x5
    165x3
    185x1
    205x1
    225x1
    245x3
    Last edited by Darracq; 09-04-2023 at 12:23 PM.

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    I think I'm understanding. How many times a week do you regularly lift? You seem to be lifting some lifts every day. Moreover, I may need to get acquainted with Practical Programming.

    In any event, as long as you are making gains and following a regular program I guess you are alright. What do you plan to do when you gains slow or even stop?

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    i lift 3 or 4 times a week, ive been benching on tuesdays and saturdays, squatting on thursday, sunday, but squats might change a little, im mostly tring to get my bench where it used to be.might go back to moday,wed,friday alternationg lifts, if i get beat down on this.

    For my squats im still just doing lp,but its getting tough.

    If i quit making gains, i might go back to running out reps like on texas method, start with 5s and run it out, or maybe tring something else out.
    Last edited by Darracq; 09-05-2023 at 02:08 PM.

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    this is a 3 week cycle, where i cycle intensity each bench day, volume day is also cycled. intensity days a 85, 90, 95 perent of max, volume days are 75,80,85 reps are also different each volume day. first day is 4 sets of 5, next time is 4 sets of 4, next is 5 sets of 3.

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    starting strength coach development program
    i usually dont like to bench a day after squating, but kind of messed my days up

    Shoulder press intensity day.
    warm up to
    120.5 x5 pr

    Bench volume day
    200x4 x4 4 sets of 4

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