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    6-8 reps translates to roughly 80% of your 1RM. ...

    6-8 reps translates to roughly 80% of your 1RM. It's a fantastic rep range that would basically give you the most bang for your buck if you were to only train at one percentage (which I don't...
  • Keeping rest periods to a minimum is kind of a...

    Keeping rest periods to a minimum is kind of a misnomer. I'm not sure why so many people are trying to rush their way through their workout. Rest long enough to allow complete recovery, so you can...
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    I never made any gains on programs like this. ...

    I never made any gains on programs like this. Not enough frequency, not enough compounds, not enough weight. I didn't go from 165 lbs to 215 lbs (all natural) by doing kickbacks and calf raises.
  • Rest longer between sets. /thread

    Rest longer between sets.

    /thread
  • Back in the old days, Gironda and other...

    Back in the old days, Gironda and other like-minded folks would kick dumbbell-droppers out of the gym on the first offense, and not let them return. Interestingly, the physiques were much better...
  • Recipe for a lot of wasted time.

    Recipe for a lot of wasted time.
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    MON --- Squats....................5 sets...

    MON
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    Squats....................5 sets
    Pullups....................5 sets
    Dips........................5 sets
    Incline Curls.............5 sets

    WED
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    Bench Press.............5 sets
  • Just run the program as it is designed.

    Just run the program as it is designed.
  • Train 3 days a week.

    Train 3 days a week.
  • Disregard cables, use dumbbells.

    Disregard cables, use dumbbells.
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    Franco Columbu bench pressed 525lbs, at 5'5"...

    Franco Columbu bench pressed 525lbs, at 5'5" 185lbs. So no, you're not strong for your size..............yet.
  • Um...you'll get bigger and stronger?

    Um...you'll get bigger and stronger?
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    Don't jerk around with the program. Run it as it...

    Don't jerk around with the program. Run it as it is designed.
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    Purchase a copy of "Starting Strength" by Mark...

    Purchase a copy of "Starting Strength" by Mark Rippetoe.
  • Squats, deadlifts.

    Squats, deadlifts.
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    Squat: 325 Bench: 285 Deadlift: 405 Total:...

    Squat: 325
    Bench: 285
    Deadlift: 405

    Total: 1015
  • Starting Strength, or Stronglifts.

    Starting Strength, or Stronglifts.
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    Sounds like you need a week off.

    Sounds like you need a week off.
  • Generally speaking, any program devised by a guy...

    Generally speaking, any program devised by a guy who at one point owned a 1000 lb. squat (eg., Jim Wendler) is not going to be broscience material.
  • Judging by these numbers, you're not an...

    Judging by these numbers, you're not an intermediate. You're a beginner (which is perfectly fine, btw).

    That said, I would stick with 5/3/1, Madcow, Starting Strength, etc. until your numbers...
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