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    Quote Originally Posted by RJPinAZ View Post
    I think this is worth bragging about.

    Today I competed in the 2020 Phoenix Classic at Weights & Plates, Robert Santana's gym. I'm 59, 5'10", weighed out at 98.3kg (216lbs).

    Set a 33 lb PR in squat with a final lift of 190kg/418lb. I uploaded to YouTube but the AC/DC playing in the background got it blocked. :-/

    5 lb PR on the press @ 82kg/180.4lb. Forgot to video.

    Just under 20 lb PR for deadlift with a pull of 236 kg/519 lb:

    236kg/519 lb Deadlift @ 93.4kg, Phoenix Classic, 10/31/20 - YouTube

    I'm gonna feel that deadlift tomorrow!

    -RJP

    Quick edit on the squat video to remove sound:

    190kg/418lb Squat @ 93.4kg, at Phoenix Classic, 10/31/20 - YouTube

    -RJP
    Extremely impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJPinAZ View Post
    I think this is worth bragging about.

    Today I competed in the 2020 Phoenix Classic at Weights & Plates, Robert Santana's gym. I'm 59, 5'10", weighed out at 98.3kg (216lbs).

    Set a 33 lb PR in squat with a final lift of 190kg/418lb. I uploaded to YouTube but the AC/DC playing in the background got it blocked. :-/

    5 lb PR on the press @ 82kg/180.4lb. Forgot to video.

    Just under 20 lb PR for deadlift with a pull of 236 kg/519 lb:

    236kg/519 lb Deadlift @ 93.4kg, Phoenix Classic, 10/31/20 - YouTube

    I'm gonna feel that deadlift tomorrow!

    -RJP

    Quick edit on the squat video to remove sound:

    190kg/418lb Squat @ 93.4kg, at Phoenix Classic, 10/31/20 - YouTube

    -RJP
    Dayum son, that's nice work!

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    Thanks guys.

    Looking through you guys' logs is inspirational.

    Browndog, great news about the cancer check up but a bummer about the quad issue! Best of luck with the recovery from that. You know what to do.

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    64. 5'11" , 225. Squats going great. Three sets of 5 today at 335. But deadlift seems to be stalling. A few months back couldn't get to 5 at 350 and was cheating by doing touch-and-go, so reset at 325 and am not really progressing after 4 weeks. Doing BB Rows in lieu of deads on medium days. Was doing H-L-M, but recently switched to H-M to better manage volume.
    Welcome thoughts to get deads moving again.

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    I'll answer my own question. I'm about 5 years into this. Now doing H-L-M every third day. Regular 2-day rest seems to agree with me; making progress every week. H = Squats max now 350 5-x3, BB Rows 5x3; L = Squats at 75% 5x3, Deadlift 1RM now 370; M = Squats at 90% 5X3, Deadlifts 337.5 x 5. Seems to be working fine, but if you see issues down the road, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbronsdon View Post
    I'll answer my own question. I'm about 5 years into this. Now doing H-L-M every third day. Regular 2-day rest seems to agree with me; making progress every week. H = Squats max now 350 5-x3, BB Rows 5x3; L = Squats at 75% 5x3, Deadlift 1RM now 370; M = Squats at 90% 5X3, Deadlifts 337.5 x 5. Seems to be working fine, but if you see issues down the road, let me know.
    Nice going there, jim. I've had a lot of success with the HLM program as well. I'm doing a variation of the basic cycling routine in BBRx (Example 24-16), also with two days off in between workouts. On H days I do heavy squats (3x5, 3x3, or 3x1, depending where I am in the cycle), press (I'm fiddling around right now with bench and press programming) and LTEs. L days are light squats, 10% down from the heavy day, 1x5 (I hate volume, plus I do heavy deadlifts the same day), followed by bench and then deadlift (1x5, 1x3, or 1x1, again depending on where I am in the cycle). M day is medium squats, 5% down from H day, 2x5, press again and then chins, 3xAMRAP. I am thinking of making the H squats one top set followed by a couple of back off sets, as recently my lower back feels a bit fried on the off days, and maybe not deadlift every cycle, throw in some rows instead (but I love deadlifts, so I don't know).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJPinAZ View Post
    Nice going there, jim. I've had a lot of success with the HLM program as well. I'm doing a variation of the basic cycling routine in BBRx (Example 24-16), also with two days off in between workouts. On H days I do heavy squats (3x5, 3x3, or 3x1, depending where I am in the cycle), press (I'm fiddling around right now with bench and press programming) and LTEs. L days are light squats, 10% down from the heavy day, 1x5 (I hate volume, plus I do heavy deadlifts the same day), followed by bench and then deadlift (1x5, 1x3, or 1x1, again depending on where I am in the cycle). M day is medium squats, 5% down from H day, 2x5, press again and then chins, 3xAMRAP. I am thinking of making the H squats one top set followed by a couple of back off sets, as recently my lower back feels a bit fried on the off days, and maybe not deadlift every cycle, throw in some rows instead (but I love deadlifts, so I don't know).
    Nice going for you as well. I began all this because of 40 years of back troubles. Has helped tremendously in the sense of eliminating the debilitating spasms and multiple days/weeks every year of walking hunched over. But now I am experiencing a lot of stiffness in the back most mornings. Takes an hour or so to get comfortable. Don't know if I'm pushing my limits in volume or intensity, or need to add some stretching or other palliative care.

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