the fourth exercise

in powerlifting, there are apparently not three but four lifts/exercises with the fourth and final being eating. how fitting, since I am on the well-known see food-diet: I see food, I eat it.

currently on a six week long vacation. struggling to find a daily rhythm with less stress and more life. being a stay-at-home husband suits me perfectly. my only issue with this is actually finishing the housework before my better half comes home from work.

the actual lifting is slowly progressing ”just as planned”. current status: squats are ok, bench is ok, deadlift is improving. each training session, I’m doing 30 work reps (5×6) each of two of the lifts. nothing fancy, but it’s enjoyable.

be good to each other.

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3 kommentarer till the fourth exercise

  1. Fatman skriver:

    What’s the range of your work sets as a % of 1RM (roughly)? Is it 30 reps per week or per workout?

    I’m running a bench press cycle I have done successfully in the past, but this time I feel like it’s beating me up. Was thinking of doing fewer heavy reps.

    • lyftapajobbet skriver:

      30 reps per big lift per workout. always 30 bench reps and then +30 of either squats or deads. % is 80 or more.

      personally I like the slightly greater volume. maybe I won’t be as strong in the end but at the same time I can recover reasonably quick and have (so far) avoided all injuries.


      • Fatman skriver:

        I like volume but I’m not sure I can handle it well anymore. OTOH, I do a bunch of other stuff in addition to the big lifts, which probably doesn’t help (but I enjoy it).

        For straight powerlifting training (i.e. to increase big lifts), I believe your approach is better.


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