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  • Leah Lutz
    Hi There! So we don't usually do form checks in the moderated forums as doing many form checks is beyond the scope of what the three of us can offer in this venue. I think you did post your videos in the unmoderated section, and that's a great idea.

    I'd suggest you move onto the Bridge. We kind of like that program a lot. :-) And it sounds like it's time to move on past the LP.

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  • Late Novice/Early Intermediate Form Check and Future Programming Help

    A little (hopefully relevant) background information:

    M/25/6'3"/210/~16% bf

    I've been lifting on and off for since I was a teenager, and recently decided to get serious about lifting when I decided to go back to school. I started the novice LP at the end of November last year, and currently my lifts are:

    Squat: 360 x 3 x 5 (reset once)
    Deadlift: 365 x 5 was highest weight/reps performed, recently reset and am currently at 340 x 5 (reset twice)
    Bench: 210 x 5 x 5 (reset once)
    OHP: 137.5 x 3 x 5 (reset once)

    relevant programming alterations to sslp:

    - alternate bench sets/reps between 3 x 5 and 5 x 5 (mentioned per Jordan in one of the podcasts, admittedly can't remember which)

    - transitioned to light squats on Thursdays (80% of Tuesday's weight performed for 2 x 5)

    - accessory arm work 2x a week performed after all required work sets, because broscience.

    Other than the aformentioned changes, I have followed the programming for the novice progression, eaten around 3500-4500 calories daily and I consistently sleep 6-8 hours a night. The only other detail that might be relevant from a fatigue accumulation standpoint is that I am a full time student and work full time in a somewhat physically demanding role (e.g. walking at a moderate pace consistently over an eight hour period, some light lifting occasionally up to 75 llbs).

    Tl;dr version:

    I am looking for some help critiquing my form, as well as any insight in to where to go next regarding programming. I am somewhat torn between TM with deadlift intensity day performed on the "light day", the bridge and possibly HLM.

    Thanks for any and all help/clarification!

    *Will upload lift videos in subsequent posts