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8/13/14 9:37 A

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I'm glad I read that. It supports what I'm doing for my lifting days quite well. I used to be a pump and push guy, working to fatigue all the time, but I've gotten to a higher weight, fewer reps, all compound movement workout that I really love and I am definitely getting stronger.

My workout now is 5x5, using three compound exercises per day. I do squats every workout and then on A days, Bench press and barbell row. On B days I do overhead press and Dead Lift (which is done as a 1x5, not a 5x5).

I started at 60% Max, adding 5lbs to the total each workout (10 on deads) if I complete my 5 sets of 5 in the prior workout. I always warm up with an empty bar for 5 reps to get form right, then add 10 pounds and do 2-3 reps until I get to my 5x5 weight then do my 5 sets of 5.

It's a fast workout, but I can feel it working. The squats each workout takes some time to get used to, but since it's such a big muscle group, it really is worth doing. My legs feel so powerful these days.

All of this -- totally fits within the article. Great find!

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6/2/14 1:04 P

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Yes, thank you very much for posting that link. It was very helpful to read it again!

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5/5/14 9:57 A

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Great reminders. Thanks for reposting. The last time I looked at that was 2012

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5/4/14 11:35 P

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Most of this is common knowledge, but it's always good to refresh!

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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