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    While those are differences between programs the...

    While those are differences between programs the biggest differences in 531 and 5x5 programs and HST are the rep ranges used and de-loads vs. full SD. Remember SST is primarily to make you stronger...
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    Whatever you do stick with it and keep lifting...

    Whatever you do stick with it and keep lifting three times a week even if you’re sore, your body will adapt. I went through something similar at least with my upper body which I hadn’t done any...
  3. Thread: _tim's Log

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    Good to see you’re back at it Tim. If there’s...

    Good to see you’re back at it Tim. If there’s any consolation you should be pretty well de-conditioned by now. At least you’ve got and excuse for falling off the wagon so to speak whereas I’ve just...
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    I think the main reasons that programs like 531,...

    I think the main reasons that programs like 531, 5x5 etc. work so well for most people is because like all good programs they follow the same fundamental principles and are straightforward and simple...
  5. Thread: Sci's HST Log

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    Congratulations! Now stop goofing off and go...

    Congratulations!

    Now stop goofing off and go hit the weights.

    P. S. sounds like you are getting seriously outnumbered.
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    Probably confirmation bias, very common in internet forums.
  7. It’s always nice to figure something out...

    It’s always nice to figure something out especially something that’s been dogging you for a while. Well it’s nice once you stop kicking yourself in the butt for taking so long to figure it out. ;) ...
  8. Thread: Floor Presses

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    If you’re not averse to working out the cold or...

    If you’re not averse to working out the cold or humidity (Sorry D.C. just sucks, lived in Virginia for while) and you have a yard (probably not in D.C.) you could get a shed or maybe add a room. All...
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    Thanks for the positive comments, always...

    Thanks for the positive comments, always appreciated. I hope people get something out of my log it seems to get plenty of hits so I know someone is reading it. If even a few people can learn...
  10. Thread: Sci's HST Log

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    Nice work Sci! I’m interested in knowing if...

    Nice work Sci!

    I’m interested in knowing if the difference between your arms is in the peak of your biceps or just overall circumference? I’m curious because my left biceps has always had a more...
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    I also meant to mention that I bought some more...

    I also meant to mention that I bought some more equipment yesterday. I was shopping and any time I’m near Play-it-Again-Sports (a mostly used sporting goods store if you don’t know them) and for...
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    I figured it was about time to update my log...

    I figured it was about time to update my log since I actually have been working out consistently just nothing exciting. Still not ready to post goals yet though since I want to get them right and...
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    Repping out on the last set is only going to be...

    Repping out on the last set is only going to be slightly more efficient than standard sets and reps since you are only auto-regulating on the last set. The early reps of every set are still just as...
  14. Thread: Back to Basics

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    I’m not sure if you have access to one but a...

    I’m not sure if you have access to one but a Swiss or Football Bar, allowing a neutral grip would likely help with the wrist pain and also reduces the strain on the shoulders even with a wider grip.
  15. Thread: Back to Basics

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    Be careful benching wide especially if you are...

    Be careful benching wide especially if you are prone to shoulder problems. Wide grip places a lot of strain on the shoulders. Unless you have very unusual shoulders it's a matter of when not if you...
  16. Thread: Sci's HST Log

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    Thanks for the fix lol, makes a bit more sense...

    Thanks for the fix lol, makes a bit more sense that way ;). And I too either do both every workout or at least alternate between them.
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    Rows and Chins are not very similar exercises in...

    Rows and Chins are not very similar exercises in there common forms though they can be made more similar by varying the grip. Here are EMG measurements for both exercises showing very different...
  18. Thread: Floor Presses

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    Hell no don’t combine them, make the living room...

    Hell no don’t combine them, make the living room the cinema and the master bedroom the weight room that’s how I worked it out but then there’s no Mrs. Grunt to contend with. Never paid attention to...
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    Boy I used to be one of those idiots too. ...

    Boy I used to be one of those idiots too. Previously I went through phases of following other peoples routines which just didn’t work and then jumped on the HIT/Hardgainers bandwagon (now I know was...
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    Interesting pearl of wisdom, it’s been staring me...

    Interesting pearl of wisdom, it’s been staring me in the face for most of my life but I never thought about it that way. My perspective was always that I was just too skinny.


    At 15% I carry a...
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    You’re right about the waist. Ever since the...

    You’re right about the waist. Ever since the first time I lifted and got up to a wopping 135 lbs. I had to start wearing athletic cut suits since the pants that came with regular cut couldn’t be...
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    Yeah I’m not a big guy by any means. To put it...

    Yeah I’m not a big guy by any means. To put it in perspective when I joined the Marine Corps at 20-21 years old I was 5’6 at 113 lbs. I had to buy my pants in the boys department. Up until I...
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    Welcome to the forum and thanks for reading up on...

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for reading up on things first since people over time have put a lot of info out here and it’s always good to know people are checking it out. I have experience with...
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    I haven’t posted here in a while because I’ve...

    I haven’t posted here in a while because I’ve been lazy and not been working out very diligently. I was planning this post to be about my goals for this year but I’m holding off to re-look at them...
  25. Thread: Goal Setting

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    Very timely post Tot! Not just because of the...

    Very timely post Tot! Not just because of the new year but lacking specific goals has been my biggest problem lately. I’ve been trying to do to many things and not focusing on what’s most important...
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