Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by DeadSexyBeasteh, Jan 4, 2013.
When does the plateau usually kick in with these 2 exercises?
Literally the worst opening post to a thread ever.
Even a thread as bad as this.
Well, based on all the extensive information given, do the lifts better, and train smarter.
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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
Three years, five months, fourteen days, six hours, twelve minutes, and 43.5 seconds after you first set eyes on a barbell.
So If I don't even lift, I could be plateauing and not even know!
That's how wizardy a Barbell can be!
I will be back to answer them wall of questions.
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.
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.
And are you able to follow the prescribed 5/3/1 progressions? How often are you resetting your training max?
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.
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.
You're likely right. I just felt my SQ/DL numbers are so low. I've gotten too use to rapid gains.
It's a marathon. not a sprint.
Just take it one day at a time, you'll be amazed at your progress.
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