Colour Wash Version – Beginning Power Weekly Document February 28, 2022



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February 28, 2022

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On Beginning Power

  • The Affect of Intercourse on Power Coaching in Adults With Cardiovascular Illness – Rip and Dr. Abeel Mangi talk about Mangi’s fresh paper at the results of remedy for CVD and their correlation with intercourse and muscle tissues.
  • Jim’s 600 Pound Deadlift – Ray Gillenwater and Beginning Power Denver member Jim Clair discuss how he was once the primary member to succeed in a 600-pound deadlift and the way consistency in coaching is without doubt one of the maximum essential issues you’ll be able to do.
  • Lord of the Grips – Beginning Power Trainer, Phil Meggers talks in regards to the other grip choices for deadlifts and why you will have to transfer your grip when it is essential.
  • “Fats Loss Coaching” is Now not Coaching through Robert Santana – If I had a nickel (hell, even a penny) for each time any individual requested me easy methods to “educate” for fats loss I’d be a rich guy. Even wealthier if dishonesty agreed with me…
  • Weekend Archives: Heavy-Gentle-Medium through Andy Baker – [Two] shoppers, (one younger, one heart elderly) are the use of a heavy-light-medium solution to their coaching. Each are getting nice effects, however inside the context of the HLM programming, they’re every the use of two other methodologies…
  • Weekend Archives: Restoration and Expansion through Mark Rippetoe – Judging from my e mail and the posts on my Q&A board, maximum of you guys are mavens at dropping bodyfat or keeping up low bodyfat. However you appear to have out of place your working out of the significance of having larger and more potent…

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Loving NLP, Hating Bench Stall


Thanks in your excellent paintings. I recognize the adaptation you’re making in my coaching and existence.

Age 67, 5’6″, 166 lbs. Came upon and began NLP 12/15/21 Neglected a pair weeks because of paintings conflicts. Repeated earlier exercise to restart. All excellent.

After lacking some reps, I modified from 1-on, 1-off to 1-on, 2-off and prefer that higher. With 1-on, 2-off, I believe extra assured getting into the exercise, the bar strikes sooner and I whole all reps, with the exception of press.

Squat has advanced from 185 to 210. Deadlift has advanced from 240 to 300. Press has advanced from 60 to 85.

My drawback is the bench. I will be able to whole 3 units of five @ 145 however can not whole them at 150.

Nonetheless following the A-B program however now having switched to at least one on, 2 off, I solely bench as soon as each 6 days. That doesn’t appear to be sufficient.

I am fascinated with including a bench-only day at some point sooner than and at some point after every B day. This could give me bench paintings each different day whilst keeping up the 1-on, 2-off A-B time table for the opposite lifts.

Your ideas?

Mark Rippetoe

What came about whilst you attempted 147?


2d the micro plates recommendation. They’re a miracle for the urgent actions. I am stunned you have not wanted them for the click first, however possibly you began it extra conservatively than your bench. First time I did this I used to be now not conservative about my beginning bench weight, and naturally, it higher the least. The place did you get started off your bench?

Oso Rojo

I will 3rd the micro plates. I am a couple of years more youthful at 60 however in a identical boat. I raise a collection of one.25 and zero.625 (5/8) in my fitness center bag. That method I will be able to leap 2.5lb or 1.25. Microgainz makes the 1.25s and Grainger or Fastenal raise the two” washers that make the 5/8. Growth for us previous guys transfer slower infrequently however stay on the development!

Marc Brainich

Fourthing it. An important to protecting my press transferring and most definitely in a while my bench. Rogue makes a collection all the way down to 0.25 lbs. Hoping to get the grandkids on SS when they hit that Tanner Level IV so I determine the in point of fact small ones will have to be helpful

Mark Rippetoe

He is long past. Operating, it sounds as if.


Now not having fractional plates, I went from 145 to 150. At 150, benched 4 reps of five and had not anything extra on 1/10/22. On 2/3/22, benched 3 units of five at 145 (simple). On 2/10/22, I attempted 150 once more. Benched 2 reps and had not anything extra.

I then added an additional bench day as described above. On 2/12/22, (Bench solely day) benched 3 units of five at 145.

The fractional plates I ordered arrived. On 2/14/22, Benched 3 units of five at 147.5. On 2/16/22, (An afternoon) Benched 3 units of five at 150. On 2/18/22 (Bench solely day) benched 1 set of five, 1 set of four, 1 set of two at 152.5. On 2/19/22 (B-day) I deserted the exercise totally at a loss for words as my squat of 220 failed after simply 2 reps (and I used to be feeling nice heading into that exercise, pondering I might hit 3 of five @ 220). Additionally my deadlift has stalled at 300.

In earlier workout routines, I squatted 3 units of five at 215; then at 220, one set of four, one set of three and one set of three. I deadlifted 300 on 2/10/22 however each strive at 305 since then was once no elevate. After the ultimate 305 no-lift, I attempted once more the similar day at 302.5 which was once additionally no elevate. I didn’t stroll clear of my 2/19/22 exercise as a result of I used to be discouraged, however as a result of I used to be at a loss for words. Why are my lifts going backwards? Am I plateauing?

I am re-reading Baker/Sullivan now to determine the place I went unsuitable.

Different Data:

  • I apply excellent sleep hygiene. Pass to mattress between 10:00 and 10:30 maximum nights. In truth in mattress at the moment. Hardly drink alcohol and not at house. Go to sleep briefly. Wake naturally at 6am some days and 4am others (no reason for the adaptation, it simply occurs that method.
  • No aerobic between lifting workout routines.
  • I typically get 100g-150g. protein on a daily basis from protein bars, beverages and isolate powder; and extra protein from meals.
  • I have all the time hated the speculation of meals logging however this stalling out is a humbling enjoy and I feel I will need to learn how to like it. I feel my macros and energy are in a cheap vary however I suppose I will by no means know needless to say with out a meals log.
  • Abdominal fats is rising on me. Greater than I have had for a very long time and I don’t like that. I do not care about abs however I care deeply about protecting noticeable stomach fats off my frame. Excited about including half-hour of steady-state aerobic (spin motorcycle) to handle stomach fats fear.

Again to the query you requested, Rip, attempting 147.5, I hit 3×5 at 147.5 and at 150, however began lacking reps at 152.5.

Mark Rippetoe

As now we have defined, “microplates” will also be comprised of washers or items of chain. 3 bench workout routines with 48 hours between them isn’t this system. Have a laugh together with your coaching.

Highest of the Discussion board

Weight reduction


I am 37 years previous. 6’4″ and 300lbs. Began the amateur LP 8 months in the past and made excellent development in spite of being in CA and enduring 2 lockdowns. Recently doing:

  • Squat 440 for 5s
  • Deadlift 585 for 5s
  • Bench 290 for 5s
  • Press 225 for 5s

Once I began LP I used to be 265 lbs so keep in mind that I have placed on some weight. I notice you’ll be able to’t make positive factors in a calorie deficit, however Is there some way I will be able to trim some frame weight and cling directly to my present energy ranges?