OCT 16

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New Strength Cycle


Deadlift (Wendler 5’s)*

Set 1: 40% of 90% of 1RM x 5 reps

Set 2: 50% of 90% of 1RM x 5 reps

Set 3: 60% of 90% of 1RM x 3 reps

Set 4: 65% of 90% of 1RM x 5 reps

Set 5: 75% of 90% of 1RM x 5 reps

Set 6: 85% of 90% of 1RM x 10 reps**


*Assuming you hit all of your numbers last month (You got 5+ reps on 5’s week, 3+ reps on 3’s week, and 1+ reps on 1’s week), increase your perceived 1RM on Deadlift by 10lbs. So, if your perceived 1RM last month was 335, your new perceived 1RM is 345 and you will base all of your sets off of 90% of 345.


**”The Rule of 10.” You must get 10 reps…Your goal is still to go for max reps on set 6.  If you get 10 in one set, you’re done.  If you need to re-rack after 5 – that’s fine – you’ll unrack and go again, and keep going, until you have completed 10 reps.




Good Ol’ 10 minute “Death By…Back Squats”

Min 1: 1 Back Squat @ 65-70% 1RM

Min 2: 2 Back Squats

Min 3: 3 Back Squats

and so on until …

Min 10: 10 Back Squats


The idea of this is to choose a very challenging weight; one where you would reach failure after the 10th round (read: you would not be able to start round 11)



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