Slow DL and Squat gains

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  1. DeadSexyBeasteh

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    When does the plateau usually kick in with these 2 exercises?
     
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    Literally the worst opening post to a thread ever.

    Even a thread as bad as this.
     
  3. Tosa

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    Well, based on all the extensive information given, do the lifts better, and train smarter.
     
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    What info is required kind sir?
     
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    For starters:

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    ^^^rofl

    But on a serious note, when you get to teh 275.

    On a more serious note as long as your training reflects the adaptations your body needs you shouldn't worry about hittin any plateaus. Diminishing returns , now that is a sunofabitch
     
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    Three years, five months, fourteen days, six hours, twelve minutes, and 43.5 seconds after you first set eyes on a barbell.
     
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    So If I don't even lift, I could be plateauing and not even know!
    That's how wizardy a Barbell can be!
     
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    I will be back to answer them wall of questions.
     
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    That would be one option. Here's another, call me crazy, but I think it just might work.

    1) Go to the gym
    2) Do some squats and deads, preferably as a part of a proper program
    3) Lather, rinse, repeat until you plateau.
     
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    I currently do a variation of 5/3/1 on a 4 day split. On a 5th day I do some extra arm and abdominal work.

    Sun: Deadlifts/back
    Mon: SOHP/shoulders
    Wed: Bench/chest
    Thurs: Squat/legs
     
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    And are you able to follow the prescribed 5/3/1 progressions? How often are you resetting your training max?
     
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    Yes I've been able to. Though I got sick for a week, and could not lift. That was about the closet I got to a reset.
     
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    If you're hitting those then you don't have a problem. People plateau at any number of levels for any number of reasons. Stop thinking ahead so much and lift the weights.
     
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    You're likely right. I just felt my SQ/DL numbers are so low. I've gotten too use to rapid gains.
     
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    It's a marathon. not a sprint.

    Just take it one day at a time, you'll be amazed at your progress.

    [Insert another cliche here]
     
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    Curiosity killed the cat.
     
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    But cats have 9 lives.
     

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