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    Week 3 Day 3 Pin squat 120 x 6, 6, 6 Pin...

    Week 3 Day 3

    Pin squat
    120 x 6, 6, 6

    Pin bench
    107 x 4, 4, 4

    OHP
    65 x 5, 5
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    Yes that's what I meant. Edited

    Yes that's what I meant. Edited
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    +1 for straps. Seems the consensus in this thread...

    +1 for straps. Seems the consensus in this thread is they're ok to use.

    Weigh-in: Lowest weight within 2 days before lifting and posting final numbers & vids. If you lift and post numbers on...
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    Since training seriously again beginning late...

    Since training seriously again beginning late Jan.:

    Squat +17 kg to 180
    Bench +15 kg to 135
    DL +25 kg to 200
    Bodyweight +4.5 kg to 85.5
    Training age 4 1/2 years.
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    There's a million ways to spin it, but basically...

    There's a million ways to spin it, but basically you're saying what every experienced lifter and coach says: everyone has a unique build, and there is an ideal form and unique set of goals and...
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    Week 3 Day 2 DL 145 x 6, 6, 6, 6 Bench 3ct...

    Week 3 Day 2

    DL
    145 x 6, 6, 6, 6

    Bench 3ct
    90 x 4, 4, 4

    Pause squat
    140 x 4, 4, 4
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    Sometimes long posts get blocked for some reason....

    Sometimes long posts get blocked for some reason. Break it up into smaller posts and try.
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    That does seem slow, and also light weight for...

    That does seem slow, and also light weight for "intermediate." What program have you been running?
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    +4,355 = 2,184,153

    +4,355 = 2,184,153
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    Week 3 Day 1 Squat 130 x 6, 6, 6, 6 Bench...

    Week 3 Day 1

    Squat
    130 x 6, 6, 6, 6

    Bench
    100 x 6, 6, 6, 6

    OHP
    60 x 7, 7, 7
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    How did your last reps feel? Almost failure? How many days between squat workouts?

    Pushing for those last reps could have fatigued you heavily, and if you didn't have enough rest/recovery...
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    144 front squat? That's serious weight man,...

    144 front squat? That's serious weight man, congrats.
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    Remove self-doubt, so that the athlete can push...

    Remove self-doubt, so that the athlete can push themselves appropriately, and also remove impatience, for the same reason. Overreaching too far, too early, because of impatience can be as much of a...
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    Woolson is or used to be a client of RTS, isn't...

    Woolson is or used to be a client of RTS, isn't he?

    Your second point, definitely. First, I'm not so sure. At first I thought about that too, but then dropped it because it seems like a lazy...
  • That's where the unintentional leg drive / foot...

    That's where the unintentional leg drive / foot drive sneaks in, you're trying to keep balance.

    I feared that at first too but never had anything happen, even on a crappy bench
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    Interesting, I hadn't noticed that but it's true....

    Interesting, I hadn't noticed that but it's true. Why do you think elite athletes choose to follow a coach? Surely they have enough experience and knowledge to do it themselves, but they choose to...
  • I prefer Larsen to feet up bench anyway. With FU...

    I prefer Larsen to feet up bench anyway. With FU bench you can still arch and leg drive a bit, even unintentionally. Larsen takes away nearly all chance of that.
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    Week 2 Day 4 DL 130 x 5, 5, 5 Bench T&G...

    Week 2 Day 4

    DL
    130 x 5, 5, 5

    Bench T&G
    90 x 10, 10, 10, 10

    MSSGDL
    85 x 8, 8, 8
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    Sure, it's good advice. But in competitive...

    Sure, it's good advice. But in competitive settings everyone involved should follow the same lifting standards. If not in a comp., do as you will.

    Dogma isn't useful for anyone. But even saying...
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    I agree with Bromanian that a wider stance would...

    I agree with Bromanian that a wider stance would help you by involving more musculature. But I don't think you need to be so concerned with hips in HB squat. If you widen your stance, you'll feel...
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