Following the beginner workout routine posted here..questions

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  1. lucky579

    lucky579 New Member

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    I've been working out for about 3 years and before this program I was doing something very similar to max ot and bill starr, ramping up weights 5x5.

    For example (we'll stick with just the simple lifts):
    Squats: 5x135 5x175 5x205 5x225 5x245
    Bench: 5x115 5x135 5x175 5x185 5x210


    Now I'm exhausted and can barely put up any weight at all:
    Squats: 10x145 8x145 7x145 7x145 and my legs are shaking on the last set
    Bench: 12x135 12x135 10x135 8x135

    I feel smaller, but maybe that's just my ego. What gives? I took a week off between switching to a new routine. I stick to the same diet. Lots of brown rice, chicken, steak, complex carbs and proteins. I don't have mono, and I'm getting the same amount of sleep. Only variable is the workout.
     
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    that... doesn't make sense...
     
  3. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    ok bro, since u asked and seem like a cool guy im gonna let you in on the secrets that us pros use. right before u go to sleep, insert the largest, blackest butt plug you can find and sleep on it. this will make sure your body stays anabolic all night long. good luck with your weight lifting journey.
     
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    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    Doing something five times vs twelve makes a big difference, at least for me. That could by you are doing less weight and getting more worn out. :dunno:
     
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    as for bench, ur doing incline before it right?
    thats probably why ur bench is so low..

    hell thats why my bench is low as fuck ><
     
  6. lucky579

    lucky579 New Member

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    ya I do the incline db right before

    and right before squats I do leg extensions, but I really wouldn't think that it would wear me out that much
     
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