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  • September 26, 2022

    30 Degree Incline Press:
    175 pounds x 1 rep
    135 pounds - 2 sets x 3 reps

    Front Squat:
    175 pounds x 1 rep
    195 pounds x Fail
    145 pounds - 2 sets x 3 reps

    Rough way to start out the new...
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    September 26, 2022

    30 Degree Incline Press:
    175 pounds x 1 rep
    135 pounds - 2 sets x 3 reps

    Front Squat:
    175 pounds x 1 rep
    195 pounds x Fail
    145 pounds - 2 sets x 3 reps

    Rough way to start out the new...
  • To reiterate the point that was made by several...

    To reiterate the point that was made by several people earlier, which I think is spot on, progressive overload is something that manifests as a result of getting stronger.
    It's not that you force...
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    For me there's and enormous difference between...

    For me there's and enormous difference between straps and a mixed grip. I've never come close to dropping a bar when using straps, but have had mixed grip fail many times. With straps I can even...
  • September 23, 2022

    Floor Press: 165 pounds x 5/5/5/4 - 145 pounds x 6/6
    Larsen Press - Camber Bar Narrow Grip: 110 pounds x 10/9/7
    Cable Pulldown - Med Supinate MAG: 100 pounds - 3 sets x 10 reps
    Triceps Strap...
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    September 23, 2022

    Floor Press: 165 pounds x 5/5/5/4 - 145 pounds x 6/6
    Larsen Press - Camber Bar Narrow Grip: 110 pounds x 10/9/7
    Cable Pulldown - Med Supinate MAG: 100 pounds - 3 sets x 10 reps
    Triceps Strap...
  • Trap Bar Deadlift: 305 pounds - 3 sets x 5 reps...

    Trap Bar Deadlift: 305 pounds - 3 sets x 5 reps
    Stiff Legged Deadlift - 3 inch Deficit: 255 pounds x 1/1/2 reps

    Trap Bar deads went very well today. This was far and away the most comfortable...
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    September 22, 2022

    Trap Bar Deadlift: 305 pounds - 3 sets x 5 reps
    Stiff Legged Deadlift - 3 inch Deficit: 255 pounds x 1/1/2 reps

    Trap Bar deads went very well today. This was far and away the most comfortable...
  • Eli - I set a new max of 435 sumo around a month...

    Eli - I set a new max of 435 sumo around a month ago. I set a new PR conventional with 405 three months ago. I was thinking it had been more recent than that. You may get your wish sometime soon....
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    September 21, 2022

    Paused Bench Press: 195 pounds x 1 rep
    Paused Bench Press: 155 pounds x 3 rep

    195 matched my PR. Tried to find video of when I did it previously, but can't seem to find it. I'm about 100% sure...
  • Just want to point out the obvious - progressive...

    Just want to point out the obvious - progressive overload isn't necessarily something that can or should be measured based upon 1 exercise.

    The weight and reps you're performing can stay the same...
  • Good stuff happening in here, as usual. ;) I...

    Good stuff happening in here, as usual. ;)

    I did some Conventional Deads with 4 chains today.
    Top set was 365+ 4 chains for a single. This was a 40 pound PR, lol, but like some of my other...
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    September 19, 2022

    Conventional Deadlift: 365 pounds + 4 Chains x 1 rep [PR]
    Conventional Deadlift: 295 pounds + 4 Chains x 3 rep

    40 pound PR on this. Some of these PR's are a bit deceiving though since it's been...
  • September 17, 2022

    Bench Press: 155 pounds - 6 sets x 6 reps
    Narrow Grip Bench - 30 Degree Incline: 130 pounds x 8/6/6
    Triceps Cable Pushdown: 40 pounds - 3 sets x 15 reps

    This is definitely my limit on the bench...
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    September 17, 2022

    Bench Press: 155 pounds - 6 sets x 6 reps
    Narrow Grip Bench - 30 Degree Incline: 130 pounds x 8/6/6
    Triceps Cable Pushdown: 40 pounds - 3 sets x 15 reps

    This is definitely my limit on the bench...
  • September 16, 2022

    Wide Stance 12 Inch Box Squat - Speed: 115 pounds + 2 Chain - 8 sets x 2 reps
    Hyperextension: 35 pounds - 3 sets x 10 reps
    Strap Cable Curl: 40 pounds x 20/17/12

    Squat were marginally better...
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    September 16, 2022

    Wide Stance 12 Inch Box Squat - Speed: 115 pounds + 2 Chain - 8 sets x 2 reps
    Hyperextension: 35 pounds - 3 sets x 10 reps
    Strap Cable Curl: 40 pounds x 20/17/12

    Squat were marginally better...
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    Sounds like your first set is basically a max...

    Sounds like your first set is basically a max set? In other words, you're probably struggling to hit that 10th rep on the first set?
    If that's the case, just pick a lower weight that will leave...
  • Absolutely has a place, just like higher rep...

    Absolutely has a place, just like higher rep ranges have a place in strength based programming.

    Both A and B are effective, probably with a minimal difference in impact between those two...
  • It's definitely a combination of different...

    It's definitely a combination of different things. I have another project I'm working on related to my website that's taking more of my free time than usual. This is impacting/shortening my sleep,...
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