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    April 4, 2021 - Max Upper Close Grip Bench...

    April 4, 2021 - Max Upper

    Close Grip Bench Press: 175 pounds x 1 / 185 x Fail
    175 went up relatively smoothly. I really thought I was going to get that 185 once it got moving off my chest. Still,...
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    Yeah, I've stopped without doing the extra rep/s...

    Yeah, I've stopped without doing the extra rep/s before, and it just bugs me. I feel like a fraud writing down that I did an amount of reps when I'm not sure I've actually done that amount, lol.
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    The 16 inch box is probably 1 or 2 inches above...

    The 16 inch box is probably 1 or 2 inches above parallel. I still don't do them correctly all the time, but I still feel like I'm getting some benefit from them.
    The grind is weird... Sometimes they...
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    Yep, I'll definitely play around with elbow...

    Yep, I'll definitely play around with elbow positioning. ;)


    April 7, 2021 - Dynamic Upper

    Bench Press: 130 pounds - 6 sets x 6 reps
    5 pound increase from last week. It felt easier. I think...
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    Thanks guys. Really appreciate the feedback. I...

    Thanks guys. Really appreciate the feedback. I see exactly what you mean.
    On the positive side, I've made really good progress on this lift over the last several months. The misalignment was much...
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    Are you familiar with 5/3/1? Those number are...

    Are you familiar with 5/3/1?
    Those number are not weights - they are percentages of your Training Max (TM), which itself is a percentage of your true 1 rep max.
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    April 4, 2021 - Max Upper Incline Bench Press...

    April 4, 2021 - Max Upper

    Incline Bench Press (45 Degree): 155 pounds x Fail / 145 x 1 rep
    I was soooo close to locking out the 155. Dropped down for another rep at 145, which was a struggle...
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    Well, I'd say the odds are in our favor - added...

    Well, I'd say the odds are in our favor - added volume usually does the trick when progress is non-existent or slow. Time will tell...


    April 3, 2021 - Max Lower

    Conventional Deadlift: 375...
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    For sure. Though it's not always true, in this...

    For sure. Though it's not always true, in this case the pain will pave the way for the gain. ;)


    March 30, 2021 - Dynamic Upper
    Major change in my approach here. Though I finally hit a PR on my...
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    Great session - nice combination of lower body...

    Great session - nice combination of lower body lifts.
    Love the dedication, getting up at 6AM to lift in the cold.

    Good luck with the pressing tomorrow. ;)
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    Great work as always man. Your consistency is...

    Great work as always man.
    Your consistency is definitely paying off. It's gonna feel so good when you see those abs in all their glory. :D
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    Sweet bench! One of the best things about Sumo...

    Sweet bench!

    One of the best things about Sumo Deads is how much easier they are on the lower back (depending upon how they're done, obviously). And yes, they combine excellently with Squats.
    How...
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    March 30, 2021 - Dynamic Lower 16 inch Box...

    March 30, 2021 - Dynamic Lower

    16 inch Box Squat [Speed]: 150 pounds - 12 sets x 2 reps
    Was a little out of whack today. Nothing major, but just didn't feel very comfortable for whatever reason....
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    Forever is definitely my favorite of the 5/3/1...

    Forever is definitely my favorite of the 5/3/1 books. The Leader and Anchor blocks really helped tie together the pieces of the system for me, and gave me a better understanding of programming in...
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    Thanks man! A new PR is always a good thing. ;) ...

    Thanks man! A new PR is always a good thing. ;)


    March 28, 2021 - Max Upper

    Bench Press: 180 pounds x 1 rep [PR]
    This was a 5 pound PR - first time I've progressed on bench in about 4 months....
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    March 27, 2021 - Max Lower Squat: 275 pounds x...

    March 27, 2021 - Max Lower

    Squat: 275 pounds x 1 rep [PR]
    Squats were pretty decent today. I think the 275 may have moved better than 265 last time I did this. One issue though is that it looks...
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    Oh, nice! That’s very cool that you had the...

    Oh, nice! That’s very cool that you had the opportunity to train with him. :)


    March 26, 2021
    I didn’t do any of my scheduled workouts this week. My department at work moved to a different...
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    I totally understand. I shouldn't have said I...

    I totally understand. I shouldn't have said I was disappointed, because I certainly wasn't disappointed in you by any means. You're killing it with the new template, and it's clearly the better fit....
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    I'm selfishly a little bit disappointed that you...

    I'm selfishly a little bit disappointed that you changed templates, only because I was really curious to see how much fatigue the Black Army Jacket template produced over the course of a cycle, and...
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    Yeah, I freaking love the sound of the chains....

    Yeah, I freaking love the sound of the chains. It's so satisfying.

    Interesting thoughts regarding the 3RM work. Those ideas will definitely work. ;) I'm undecided on how I'm going to approach it...
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