My PRs are senseless.

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    2-3 weeks ago on squats:

    135x10
    155x10
    175x8
    205x4 (PR)

    Today:

    135x10
    155x10
    185x8 (had 2 more in me)
    225x3 (PR)

    I don't understand what that jump is all about. Don't get me wrong though--I'm happy I can finally squat 2 plates.
     
  2. hootpie

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    I've been working out for > 3 years (somewhat on and off, but still). I'd love to have my newb gains back :o
     
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    fa sho.

    Take advantage of it.
     
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    i've been doing squats for over a year and i'm only at 225x3 :wtc:
     
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    you're doing it wrong :cool:
     
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    you still have them.
     
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    You guys are doing something wrong. 3 years of training, regardless of on or off, and squatting 2 plates is not right. No way you cut it.

    1 year isn't very good either, and isn't right.. but not nearly as messed up as the other case.

    Note: not hating on you guys, just saying..
     
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    Stupid trianing choices such as avoiding BB bench and failing to consistently train back squats has left me 2 years in the gym with not much to show... I've gained some mass and strength for sure but not nearly what I should have. 5-3-1 is helping me fix that though :bowdown: maybe in another year my numbers will only be half as sad.
     
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    If it's any consolation, the squats are atg and I'm only 165lbs, but regardless I'm still pissed at my squatting numbers. FFS, I can bench more than I squat, and that ain't right.

    You guys think running a lot (i.e. training for a 10k, half-marathon, etc.) can fuck up lower body strength?
     
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    Prolly.
     
  11. ralyks

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    This.

    My squat went from 135 -> 275 when I went from 165 -> 195 a few years back.

    Recently I've started eating more... gone from 195 -> 205 (and climbing) and my squat has gone from 275 -> 350 (and climbing).
    5lbs/week (on 5RM) ain't nothing when you're bulking.
     
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    Also, watch a couple squat instructional vids and vid yourself doing squats to make sure your form is right.
     
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    I ran 15K/week for 2 years when I started and squatting 2 plate came easy.
     
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    Squats
    Milk
    Wisdom
     
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    iv been squatting for maybe 6 weeks and have similar numbers

    i have lifted on and off for a while but once you concentrate on the big lifts,
    squats dead and bench
    you start to see much more rapid strength and size gains in my experience
     
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    post a video
     
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    There's a lot that goes into it:

    A) Working out inconsistently (1 year on, 6 months off, 6 months on, 6 months off type of thing)
    B) Not squatting until a year in (doing bullshit legpress for a year did jack shit for me)
    C) Focusing on hypertrophy/blood volume and not strength.

    But those are all irrelevant for the most part. Every now and then I'll see a big jump over the course of 2-3 weeks when I make PR's and it's just hard to explain. I'm not complaining, but rather trying to make sense of it, so I can do it more often :kdubb:
     
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    I'll get one eventually, but it'll be a low-quality (cell phone). If you're curious about my form...I go ATG.
     
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