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  1. Squat, Deadlift, Bench, Therapy, Painting Miniatures, Reading, Writing, remembering to breathe.
  2. So I switched to 5/3/1 two weeks ago and today was my first workout of the actual 5/3/1 week and I went well. Now that I'm trying to remember, I can't be sure but I think it was 110 on the press based on the 90% of your real 1-rep max thing. One of the reasons I made the switch is that my squat rack and my bar are only rated up to 300lbs and with a squat at 270 and a deadlift at 275, I was facing some uncertainty in the near future. By switching to this program I can go longer without having to spend a lot of money. Anyone have and low-cost solutions to this issue? I have a baby on the way in October, so joining a gym is out of the question as is dropping $1k on a power rack.
  3. Yeah man, I just switched to 5/3/1 and I really am unhappy squatting only once a week, so I'm working it into my deadlift assistance exercises.
  4. I did 5x5's for about 6 months, and then switched to 3x5's in January. I found myself a lot more willing to do warmups on a 3x5 program than on a 5x5. I got burned out and was really inconsistent doing 5x5's too.
  5. I've been doing starting strength for over a year and have stalled on three of the lifts enough times that I decided to switch to 5/3/1. I've only done two days of it so far, so it's a little early for me to say how I feel about it, but what's most important to me is consistency and I think I'll be able to stick with this program a lot longer than SS.
  6. I see what you're saying now. For a librarian I sure am slow.
  7. In a linear progression program, wouldn't missing reps on a higher weight, and then being stalled at that weight be hitting a plateau? Maybe my definition of "plateau" is wrong. It probably is.
  8. Fair enough. But then, in your opinion, what do you think someone should do when they hit a plateau? Switch programs?
  9. No assistance exercises? Have you read the book? Chapter 7 is literally called "Useful Assistance Exercises."
  10. Rippetoe's marketing? What, do you work for Wendler or something?
  11. I don't see how this is relevant to someone working in a linear progression training program. I'm following Starting Strength (sort of, Rows instead of Power Cleans) and I'm hitting plateaus on Bench, OHP, and today, rows. So, instead of 3x5's on those, I'm hitting 2 or sometimes even one. My first solution to this is drop 20 lbs and work back up to see how that goes, but at what point do you give up on that and drop to 1x5 or start adding weight every week instead of every workout? When would you move on to 5/3/1 or something else like that? I still feel like it's early for me to move on to something else.
  12. Squat 270 3x5 Bench 215 2, 5, 2 Row 180 2,2,2 Booooo
  13. SQUAT 265 3x5 OHP 125 3x5 Deadlift 275 Today was great. YEEHAW!
  14. Bah! NEVERMIND. I must find another way to post.
  15. So this is a panorama of the jungle. Probably going to widen the "stairs" and maybe knock down the shed in the back. 2 is too many.
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