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  1. Thread: 5X5

    by Newfie D
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    it means and has meant different things. some...

    it means and has meant different things. some examples...

    to brad gillingham it's 5 sets of 5 reps across. he does a few warmups with singles & doubles if i recall, & then onto the 5 sets of reps...
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    i have gained more mass from lifting heavy weight...

    i have gained more mass from lifting heavy weight (1-5 reps, 1-5 sets) than high volume stuff. like you said, we're all different.
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    imo if you can't do deads & other pulls there,...

    imo if you can't do deads & other pulls there, then it isn't a gym, it's a fitness center.
  4. Thread: Grip Lockout?

    by Newfie D
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    brad gillingham 837lb dead with hook grip...

    brad gillingham 837lb dead with hook grip (dp)...http://www.irongame.com/videos/BradGillingham.2004,July10-11th,USAPLMensNationals,BatonRouge,LA-380kg-837lbDL@SHW.mpg

    strong
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    do you have access to a power rack? i workout by...

    do you have access to a power rack? i workout by myself & use the pins for safety on ME bench days. pl bench form means pinching the blades & arching the lower back (usually) so set the pins just...
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    actually Borris, you are correct, i am probably...

    actually Borris, you are correct, i am probably wrong in the 'pause at the bottom' part. pause after each rep like you said. i can't find anything on "pause at the bottom"...

    here's the 'beginner...
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    to add to your confusion, i'm sure wendler or...

    to add to your confusion, i'm sure wendler or tate have said somewhere that it's ok to pause on the bottom of the speed bench if it helps keep good form. some try to get 3 reps in 3 secs & the bar is...
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    of course, you could do other exercises like...

    of course, you could do other exercises like pull-throughs, 45deg back raises, RDL's, good mornings, lunges, etc. the GHR is supposed to be the best, but until i have access to one, i'm going with...
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    agreed, i was just giving the newest words from...

    agreed, i was just giving the newest words from Louie & i think they're nice guidelines. like another poster said, if you are too slow, lighten the weight.
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    in the september issue of PLUSA, louie says they...

    in the september issue of PLUSA, louie says they now (& he recommends this for beginners too) do a 3-week pendulum wave for box squats:

    wk1: 12x2 @ 50%
    wk2: 12x2 @ 55%
    wk3: 10x2 @ 60%
    wk4:...
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    Callahan mentioned this, but have you ever done...

    Callahan mentioned this, but have you ever done sumo's? it's easier to keep the lower back arched with a sumo i find (& the lower back has less stress on it in sumo vs conventional).

    & I second...
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    he also has a second leg day...it's in his q&a...

    he also has a second leg day...it's in his q&a section i believe.

    if you are fairly new to working out & want mass, i'm sure this would work. otherwise, just go with the wsb template imo. best...
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    amazing...congrats man!

    amazing...congrats man!
  14. Thread: Parallel?

    by Newfie D
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    Dave Tate: "As far as the definition of...

    Dave Tate: "As far as the definition of "parallel," it's defined as when the crease of the hip is in line with the top of the knee."

    man that looked pretty damn close to me. you wouldn't happen...
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