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  • Shouldn't have much loss of strength, could just...

    Shouldn't have much loss of strength, could just be that your energy feels lower because you reduced calories. How far did you cut calories?
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    Why those exercises in particular? Do you just...

    Why those exercises in particular? Do you just enjoy them?

    Don't underestimate legs and core as a base for athleticism and health. Best to develop upper and lower in a balanced way.
    ...
  • For calisthenics, reps closer to failure are the...

    For calisthenics, reps closer to failure are the most effective reps. 30-40 rep pushups isn't exactly a waste of time, but you could be more efficient by progressively weighting your pushups.

    5...
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    Mainly depends on how you balance intensity and...

    Mainly depends on how you balance intensity and volume for each lift. Try upper-lower.
  • As a variation during a pivot or if your main...

    As a variation during a pivot or if your main movement, SSB, stalls.
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    Ramping to a peak set is fine, depending on the...

    Ramping to a peak set is fine, depending on the intensity of the peak set. RPE 9-10 every lift, every session wouldn't be wise.

    5 at around 80%, then backoff 3x6 between 60-70%.

    Those numbers...
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    Total work is more important than one hard set. ...

    Total work is more important than one hard set. The ramping sets will stimulate the muscle effectively depending on overall volume.

    Madcow is ok for a late beginner or a very patient...
  • Change routines from a PPL to something with...

    Change routines from a PPL to something with better fatigue management. Squats and DLs are pretty fatiguing if you're lifting close to your max all the time. But you want more than 1-2 times a week...
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    Deadlifts are hamstring/glute dominant. Quads...

    Deadlifts are hamstring/glute dominant. Quads are a much smaller part of that movement.

    /thread
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    Post the vid to YouTube and then embed the link...

    Post the vid to YouTube and then embed the link here.
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    Comp. Bench 117 x 3 @ 9 E1RM 131 Larsen ...

    Comp. Bench
    117 x 3 @ 9
    E1RM 131

    Larsen
    90 x 6, 6, 6, 6

    Inverted Row
    +20 x 10, 10, 10
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    Good work. How's this program playing out? Is...

    Good work. How's this program playing out? Is it some variation of the Brazos?

    We've got a squat thread if ya wanna log there too:

    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=179566403
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    Squat Beltless 132 x 8, 8, 8 Walking Lunges,...

    Squat Beltless
    132 x 8, 8, 8

    Walking Lunges, kettlebell, total reps
    16kg x 16, 16, 12, 12, 12, 12, 10, 10 = 100

    MSSGDL Beltless
    130 x 5, 5, 5

    Single Leg RDL, kettlebell, reps per side
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    +11,241 = 112,694 High bar back squat Good...

    +11,241 = 112,694

    High bar back squat

    Good work gentlemen. At 98,000 per week we'll hit 5 mil, assuming 51 weeks from when I started this thread.
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    Just want a full range of motion with a bit more...

    Just want a full range of motion with a bit more challenge, nothing special about full ROM Spoto.

    The variety is working well for now. Not sure how long I'll train this way but it's a nice break...
  • Biceps should be the last of your concerns, and...

    Biceps should be the last of your concerns, and definitely should not be a benchmark for your overall progress.

    What's your complete program? Exercises, sets, reps, intensities, etc.
    What's...
  • Do you like the routine? Does it keep you...

    Do you like the routine? Does it keep you lifting some weight throughout the week?

    There's nothing glaringly bad about that routine. It will maintain well enough if you just need a mental break...
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    What do you currently squat, bench, and deadlift?...

    What do you currently squat, bench, and deadlift? Those are usually the best benchmarks for strength training progress.

    What's your current complete routine?
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    Barbell lifts are awesome, but BegGains'...

    Barbell lifts are awesome, but BegGains' suggestion about kettlebells is probably better for your goals of general fitness and strength. KBs are compact, inexpensive, and work your body in various...
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    Good stuff CW. I've thought about the Meadows...

    Good stuff CW. I've thought about the Meadows row but need a place to stick my barbell. Living room is kinda tight.

    That hack squat really looks like a deadlift, and there's some lower back...
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