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    So life has arranged, it seems, for me to be able to attend my wife's twice-weekly lifting sessions. I'm kinda coaching her. I say "kinda" because a) Never Coach Your Wife, and b) I'm not much of a coach. But I can give her some cues and help her choose sets, reps, jumps, and modifications. She's done NLP before but has just come back from a 3-month layoff, so we're LPing again right now. She has a paper log going back 15 months which covers her first LP plus some dabbling in a Texas-Method-like intermediate program.

    She is 39 years old, 68", 160lbs. She would like her bodyweight to either remain constant with a recomp toward more muscularity, or trend down slightly. Due to non-training responsibilities, gender, and age, her recovery capacity is less than it might otherwise be, hence 2/wk lifting.

    In addition to the Big Four exercises, she barbell curls 1/wk, on this progression: W x10x3, W+ x8x3, W+ x6x3, W+ x4x3, then repeated with slightly higher weights throughout as progression continues. I've noticed a complete absence of elbow tendinitis in my own training since I began including curls, so this is an experiment with her as the guinea pig to see if we can stave off elbow issues before they start.

    Sessions to date:

    Week 1:
    Session 1
    Squat 75x5x3
    Bench 70x5x3
    Curl 20x10x3
    Deadlift 135x5

    Session 2
    Squat 85x5x3
    Press 45x5x3
    Deadlift 155x5

    Week 2:
    Session 1
    Squat 90x5x3
    Bench 75x5x3
    Curl 30x8x3
    Deadlift 160x5

    Session 2
    Squat 95x5x3
    Press 50x5x3
    Deadlift 165x5 (Hook Grip)

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    LP2: W3D1

    Squat: 100x5x3

    Deadlift: 170x3x2


    Hook grip through last warmup, then alternating grip for work sets.

    Bench: 80x5x3 (Sets across PR!) Video of set 2 at Geoffrey Bischoff on Instagram: “Julie with a brilliant sets across PR at 80lbs. This is set 2 of 3. Everything she does looks way better than everything I do, form-wise.…”

    Back on her first LP, she'd switched to triples long before now.

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    Nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by positronbomb View Post
    Nice one
    Indeed. She's just way better at form than me, and she's quickly regaining her strength lost from the layoff.

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