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What assistance template are y'all running, and what kind of volume?  I've bounced around from Triumvirate to Boring But Big to a custom blend.  I'm constantly trying to tweak this stuff, since it never seems to feel like I have it perfected. 
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Greg,

Hey man - just saw your post.

I've been following 5/3/1 for nearly a year now. I'm 51 and never ran a program quite as simple or quite as effective.

So instead of tweaking the program, here's an idea:

Why don't you just block out a year of training in 3 month blocks.
First block - 5/3/1 total body
Second block - 5/3/1 Triumvirate
Third block - 5/3/1 BBB
Fourth block - 5/3/1 for bodybuilding

By programming this way, your training for the year is all mapped out, eliminating guesswork and boredom.

Could be something for you to consider.

There really isn't a need to tweak anything with 5/3/1. Wendler built it the way he did to keep it simple and effective.

And don't forget to sprint.





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Ok, hit 60 and am about to embark upon the Inferno journey, but have a few questions (one general and two Monk-specific):

1) Farming: Hell was tough when I first got there, but by the end of it I was caught up and doing ok, gear-wise, but I don't know how hard stuff will hit in Inferno so I'm wondering about farming.  Would I fare better/get higher quality drops by moving forward to Inferno and working my way through, or by going back and hitting elites/bosses in Hell?

2) 2H vs 1Hx2: For a monk, is there a difference in how damage works off of a 2H weapon versus dual wielding 1H'ers?  I got a 2H drop that was a decent increase in damage over the 1H'ers I was weilding, but when I equipped it it seemed like I wasn't doing much good.  Someone even told me to go back to dual wield because I wasn't doing any damage.  When I went back to 1H'ers (not the same ones, but similar), my "damage" dropped but I seemed to do more damage to mobs.

3) What's more important to a Monk: Life, DPS or a balance of the two?  I made several upgrades in my upper 50s that really helped boost DPS and helped me rip through mobs, but in the process I sacrificed 8-9000 health.  Again, I don't know how hard Inferno will hit, so I'm not sure if that was a wise choice, or not.  

Thanks, y'all!
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As I said, you're beginning Inferno, you'll upgrade your char on the run.

Keep you health that high, now you just need to increase your dexterity
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How often to you upgrade or replace your gaming rig?  Do you wait until it no longer performs, or do you keep to a schedule so you don't fall too behind in technology?

I've been wanting to build a new box, as this one is nearly 4 years old (6/30/09), but it still has a lot of life left in it and still pulls a 5.9 Windows Index so I'd hate to see it go to waste.  

I could give it to my daughter, as hers is pretty decrepit... Or there are options for HTPC/media server, etc.

When you do replace a PC long before it outlives its usefulness, what duties do you relegate it to?
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Usually 3 years. I hand off the PC to family/friends who's in need of a PC or I give the parts away to several different people.
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The good thing about a beard, is, it's much easier to convince myself that the hair I discovered in my food is probably mine (even when it's very clearly not) so that I don't have to stop eating.
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Hey, y'all.  I'm a new player (purchased and downloaded last night) and just wanted to pop in and say hi.
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+Greg Webb welcome to the community! You have to get used to a repetetive game play in terms of farmruns or xp/paragon leveling and yes, this might seem boring first. But if you strife for perfection, this kind of grind play shouldnt bother anymore... Good luck and always have fun!!!
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Working on a HC Barb and, up to now (37), have been using sword 'n board.  I was wondering, though, if it would be more beneficial to duel wield if both hands had LoH/life steal.  Stuff would definitely die faster, right?  Would the life replenishment from additional LoH/LS counter the loss of protection a shield offers?
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The shield will give you more survivability in case of a disconnection... that's why I use one with my monk.
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Just started Hell with my first character (Monk), which is a significant step-up in difficulty from Nightmare.  Any good guides or tips on farming gear at this level?  Should I tough it out until 60?  Does level matter, when it comes to farming?
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Hi Greg

I also reached Hell with my first character recently, also a monk.

I found cheap staff in GHA for lvl 60 but with lowered requirement so I could use it from 47 or something... that bosted my dmg from like 300 to 5000 and that mad it a lot easier. Also playing in public game a lot of people are helping.

Are you on US or EU? I'm on EU.
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I could have saved you 8 years of heartache.  I'm batting 1.000 when it comes to judging a person's character...
 
I gave thousands of dollars to help elect +Barak Obama  and voted for him twice, but it's becoming clear that he has betrayed our trust and tarnished the liberal principles of openness and freedom that he pretended to espouse.

Mr. President, you owe us an explanation, at least, of why your administration has chosen to become the most paranoid since Nixon's. 
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I purchased GW2 on release and played (casually; I'm a busy single father) for a couple weeks, taking a Ranger up to 50, or so.  I could never sync my schedule up with the 2 or 3 friends I had playing so, to be honest, I found it kind of boring.  I did PvE primarilly, and tried PvP once or twice but was confused by it (everyone at that time seemed to be).  Got a free weekend and felt like firing something up, since I haven't played a single game in nearly 6 months.  How's GW2 doing?  Is it worth logging in to?
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Its still very much worth playing. You could always look into getting into a casual guild so you have ppl to play w when you have time to be on. 
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