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    A bench (or variation of) is important for...

    A bench (or variation of) is important for overall muscular balance and to help with the OHP. And, hitting the OHP with that much frequency may be overkill. The lift does work a relatively small...
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    Yup, stick with the rep range, get a pump, and...

    Yup, stick with the rep range, get a pump, and call it good.
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    Go for it if you're into powerlifting; that's...

    Go for it if you're into powerlifting; that's what it's designed for. It's an off-shoot of Louie Simmon's WSBB program. I tried to use it to train for the Highland Games and found it exceptionally...
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    If you're dead-set on sticking with Madcow then...

    If you're dead-set on sticking with Madcow then you should be deloading right now. When I ran it, I didn't wait until I stalled; I deloaded every 4 weeks on a schedule. I would suggest that you kick...
  • Quads: Squats, leg press Hamstrings: RDLs,...

    Quads: Squats, leg press
    Hamstrings: RDLs, banded hamstring curls
    Chest: Incline BB and incline DB presses
    Anterior/medial delts: OHP, DB presses
    Posterior delts: DB flies, band pull aparts...
  • 100% agree!

    100% agree!
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    In the powerlifting world, many try to avoid...

    In the powerlifting world, many try to avoid lifts like BOR that are taxing to the lower back. So, Pendlay rows can become a staple as you're still using a barbell without frying your back extensors....
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    No problem. When you dig into many programs,...

    No problem. When you dig into many programs, you'll find that they're guided by Prilepin.
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    If operating on outside of an established...

    If operating on outside of an established program, I like using Prilepin's chart when I'm hitting a lift more than twice per week. Then I'm not shooting in the dark when it comes to choosing reps.
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    Exactly. And this fact is typically lost in...

    Exactly. And this fact is typically lost in translation. I've tossed this example on several threads but here you go:

    Squatting:

    Technical failure: I stop at an RPE of 8-9. I really try to get...
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    I'd like to hear people yap about gun control...

    I'd like to hear people yap about gun control after they've been put in a situation where it was better to have a gun than not.

    My first teaching gig was on an impoverished Native reservation. On...
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    Good deal. The OHP is a stubborn lift because it...

    Good deal. The OHP is a stubborn lift because it involves a small group of muscles; gotta hammer 'em, feed 'em and make 'em grow.
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    IMO, you could stand to ramp up with the...

    IMO, you could stand to ramp up with the intensity and the volume of your shoulder pressing work.

    With the OHP, I would go with 3x5 and add weight each workout. If you're already hitting a wall,...
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    Swap out your lateral raises for 3 sets of DB...

    Swap out your lateral raises for 3 sets of DB shoulder presses.
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    That's not enough OHP volume if you're only doing...

    That's not enough OHP volume if you're only doing three sets, once per week. What does your overall programming look like?
  • IMO, this is just over-complicating things in...

    IMO, this is just over-complicating things in sooo many ways:

    1. RPE is a simple, individualized tool that is being applied in a complicated manner. It's a useful gauge that tells you how to...
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    You're looking at adding around 3lbs per week....

    You're looking at adding around 3lbs per week. Quality programming, along with proper nutrition and recovery could get you there. Maybe even quicker than 3 months.
  • Yup: superset opposite muscle groups (back/chest...

    Yup: superset opposite muscle groups (back/chest in this case) and you'll cut time down significantly. You can do the same thing with bis/tris if you choose to do them on your upper day. You can also...
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    Honestly, SS helped drive my OHP numbers because...

    Honestly, SS helped drive my OHP numbers because of the frequency.
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    Yes sir. One of my favorite parts of Madcow's 5x5...

    Yes sir. One of my favorite parts of Madcow's 5x5 is the programmed barbell rows.
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