Squats affecting my SOHP?

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  1. manic_mailman

    manic_mailman White Belt

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    So I am on the Press/Pull/Squat routine, and as of late, I've been really busy, so I've basically switched over to a 2 day split, and am now doing Bench/Squat/SOHP on my Press day. What's weird though, is that I am now doing about 10lbs less on my SOHP then when I just did Bench/SOHP.

    So my question is if Squatting in between my Bench and SOHP affects my performance on the SOHP . . . intuitively, it shouldn't, but it is right now, and it really sucks.
     
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    My guess is you're just tired after doing the squats. Perhaps doing squats last would help.
     
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    ^ Agree. And/or drink a bunch of Gatorade while you lift.
     
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    I'm also thinking that doing bench press on the same day as SOHP will make your SOHP weaker if you're doing that after bench press.
     
  5. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    if you are on a 2 day split, the 5x5 template is a much better choice
     
  6. Bubble Boy

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    I'm finding more and more that pressing and squatting are
    linked to one another in strange ways. I have the same kind of results when I do press and squat days together.
    I often feel myself pushing through my legs to my feet when benching. Maybe that's the link?
     
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    I would think that benching would have a lot more of an effect.
     
  8. mettalhead

    mettalhead Banned Banned

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    I agree with whoever said the 5x5 template.

    maybe

    bench
    squat
    BOR

    on day one
    day two

    SOHP
    Deadlift
    (lighter squat if you want)
    Pull ups
     
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    graedy Brown Belt

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    I do:

    -Weighted Pullups
    - Squats
    - SOHP

    and never had a problem with this. OF course you are more tired towards the end of the workout - but it can't all be done first.
     
  10. RedNeckJiuJitsu

    RedNeckJiuJitsu Black Belt

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    I made steady gains usin' this kind of a split for quite awhile, and will prolly go back to it after the summer.

    Edit: I always do squats and DL first tho.
     
  11. fatmatic

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    ^^ im curious to what you do on the other days if u were strictly lifting weight and not training anythign else....say u do a two day split like that on monday and a wednesday....wouldnt u feel like lifting at all the next 4 days?
     
  12. mettalhead

    mettalhead Banned Banned

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    A two day split is used primarily for those who can only train two days a week due to other commitments jobs, family, etc.. Or those training in other facets for example martial arts.

    Ideally to make the best gains you should probably lift more than two days a week atleast from my experience.. some people are different.
     
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    manic_mailman White Belt

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    So today was my pull day, and I decided to do SOHP, Deadlifts, then Bent-Over Rows (in that order), and I was able to press my 1RM 5 times (!!!). I guess I'll stick to this from now on . . . thanks for the help guys.
     

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