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    Sticky: Thanks a lot man! I'm aiming to continue...

    Thanks a lot man! I'm aiming to continue 'cutting' for 3-4 more weeks and then go on a slow, lean bulk as I can't see my lifts increasing too much past this next cycle.
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    Sticky: Would a video from the front make it clearer for...

    Would a video from the front make it clearer for the bench?

    Regarding the row - got it it's clear now, thanks!

    Forgot about the 10 hour limit!
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    Sticky: Thanks for your insights nightanole! Regarding...

    Thanks for your insights nightanole!

    Regarding squat, I'm honestly not sure how low I can go (in my mind I was breaking parallel). I took a video for my second warmup set and tried to go very low...
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    Sticky: Form check again! Cycle 3 week 2 heavy day, and I...

    Form check again! Cycle 3 week 2 heavy day, and I missed my first rep on the second working set of my squats (got 8 reps instead of 9). My last form check was when I uploaded the videos around 1.5...
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    Thanks! I know of Alan Aragon since he was a...

    Thanks! I know of Alan Aragon since he was a moderator here. Thanks again for the link!
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    Thanks so much! Didn't know about this, looks...

    Thanks so much! Didn't know about this, looks really interesting - I'll save this for later. Over the past month, thanks to a post by WolfRose, I've read several e-books/articles on the topic:

    -...
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    Makes sense, I now understand what "junk volume"...

    Makes sense, I now understand what "junk volume" stands for. I am following a beginner's routine (Allpro's, and don't let my join date fool you as only I returned to the fitness realm just 10 weeks...
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    Yeah, I guess under the assumption that the...

    Yeah, I guess under the assumption that the increased sets come at the expense of lower intensity across the whole sets.
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    Volume being defined as sets, reps and lifting...

    Volume being defined as sets, reps and lifting load - so an increase in any of these three factors would constitute an increase in volume, right?
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    Sticky: Good move, cause 2 days vs. 72 hours ain't the...

    Good move, cause 2 days vs. 72 hours ain't the same thing :D
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    Sticky: A very minor point in the grand scheme of things,...

    A very minor point in the grand scheme of things, but when we leave 2 days rest after heavy day, does this actually mean 48 hours? Because I leave 48 hours between heavy & medium days, and medium &...
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    Sticky: Haha you're right it could be a hassle. But my...

    Haha you're right it could be a hassle. But my offer is open for as long as you like - just let me know should you decide to proceed.
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    Sticky: I made an account with Streamable, thought they...

    I made an account with Streamable, thought they would be kept indefinitely, but unfortunately their life span is only for 3 months:



    I can allow you download them if you want to (via a setting...
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    Sticky: Just to add, since those are my videos, as...

    Just to add, since those are my videos, as nightanole said I am now able to stretch my hamstrings more during the lift. Around lower-to-mid shin. My point is you get better at it pretty quickly (2...
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    Sticky: Interesting, never heard of this concept "grease...

    Interesting, never heard of this concept "grease the groove". I'll try it out with chin/pull ups, plus they're an accessory exercise I'd like to add to Allpros starting from Cycle 3.
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    Sticky: Hey 2 questions on this man: 1) What...

    Hey 2 questions on this man:

    1) What exercises would you recommend to add for lats? Or perhaps you have a list of common accessory exercises.

    2) what are "grease the groove" chinups? How...
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    Sticky: Makes so much sense, didn't think about it that...

    Makes so much sense, didn't think about it that way. Thanks as per usual man :)
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    Yes, 2 work sets per training day - so 6 sets per...

    Yes, 2 work sets per training day - so 6 sets per week.
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    Sticky: Next week is my last week of cycle 2, looking...

    Next week is my last week of cycle 2, looking forward to starting cycle 3. As I've been dieting at slightly lower than maintenance since starting AllPro's (I've averaged 0.3kg/0.66lbs weight loss per...
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    I know you said that you've read through the...

    I know you said that you've read through the general guidelines, but I'm adding an excerpt from "The Muscle and Strength Training Pyramid - Training" by Eric Helms to perhaps gauge if you're...
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