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    Stick with program or not?

    Example week 6 perform 2 sets of 5, was feeling good so did 5 sets of 5. Wasn't a deload week.

    When feeling strong like this should I just stick to the program or push it like example above? Don't want to hinder progress
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    Originally Posted by master4lifter View Post
    Example week 6 perform 2 sets of 5, was feeling good so did 5 sets of 5. Wasn't a deload week.

    When feeling strong like this should I just stick to the program or push it like example above? Don't want to hinder progress
    Are you a beginner? If you're new you can do whatever and make gains, and if you're not and you're not planning to peak for a meet or anything I say push yourself when you're feeling good.I swear my lifts go up 10% on days I'm feeling good vs days I feel average
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    Low Volume

    Originally Posted by master4lifter View Post
    Example week 6 perform 2 sets of 5, was feeling good so did 5 sets of 5. Wasn't a deload week.

    When feeling strong like this should I just stick to the program or push it like example above? Don't want to hinder progress
    2 sets of 5 seems like a very low volume for an exercise as a powerlifter. Typically when I de-load I may do a 3x5 rep scheme. However training volume is dependent on how different people respond to training stimuli based on age, training experience, and nutrition.
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    Originally Posted by getbigordie18 View Post
    2 sets of 5 seems like a very low volume for an exercise as a powerlifter. Typically when I de-load I may do a 3x5 rep scheme. However training volume is dependent on how different people respond to training stimuli based on age, training experience, and nutrition.
    I agree. 2x5 seems like an intro week for a program.

    Typical main lift for me is something like 1@8, 4@8-9 - x% for 2 more sets.
    May add an extra set over time.
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    Originally Posted by master4lifter View Post
    Example week 6 perform 2 sets of 5, was feeling good so did 5 sets of 5. Wasn't a deload week.

    When feeling strong like this should I just stick to the program or push it like example above? Don't want to hinder progress
    I would stick with the program, but if this continues to happen, you may want to modify your program or change it all together to make it more challenging.
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