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    In, hope to learn a thing of two from you my american friend!
    Welcome. Not sure you will learn much from me but I got a few experienced lifters in here that usually keep me from doing too much damage to myself.
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    Squat Day
    Weight: 205 pounds

    Squat
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    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x1

    Working Sets
    300x5
    335x3
    370x1
    390x1 New Max

    Rev Band
    410x1

    Speed Deads(w/ Chains)
    225x2
    315x2
    385(+75)x2, 2, 2, 2, 2

    Box Squats
    225x3
    275x3
    295x3, 3, 3
    275x3, 3

    That was it for the day. Did some hip mobility and shoulder prehab/rehab work. The squats were awesome. The only thing I skipped was the 450 set on reverse band because the 410 set felt off. Not with me but with the setup of the bands. I think it might be time for me to replace them. Speed deads were a little slower than I hoped but that was because I was not into pulling today lol. This hurricane had my garage a lot cooler but the humidity was more than enough to make up for the lacking temps.
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    Bench Day

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    Warm-up Sets
    45x10
    95x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x1

    Working Sets
    240x5
    270x3
    300x1
    310x1
    320x1 New Max

    Reverse Band Sets
    335x2
    275x3, 3, 3
    225x3, 3, 3, 3

    Z-Press
    135x5
    145x5
    155x3
    155x3
    155x3

    DB Lateral Raises
    25x8
    30x7
    30x7
    30x7
    30x7


    Floor Press
    155x5
    205x5
    205(+75)x3
    205x4
    185x5
    185x5

    DB Curls
    30x10, 8, 8, 8, 8

    Killing it Strength is coming back slowly, but it is coming back lol. The 320 was a grinder but surprisingly not as bad as I thought I was going to have to fight it. Everything else went smoothly on bench. As you can see from the rest of the work it was all about putting the emphasis on the triceps and shoulders. On my next run with this program I will have a more set "schedule" of assistance lifts. This run was all about dialing in a few things form wise, finding my weaknesses, and figuring out how to put it all together.
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    good sh!t dude!

    390 squat looked pretty smooth!
    375 with chains for speed deads.. hnngggg
    I still have my chains kicking around but haven't touched them in years.

    Strong pressing! way to grind out that 320, holy hell. that must have felt like an eternity under the bar.
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    Originally Posted by Woody-5 View Post
    good sh!t dude!

    390 squat looked pretty smooth!
    375 with chains for speed deads.. hnngggg
    I still have my chains kicking around but haven't touched them in years.

    Strong pressing! way to grind out that 320, holy hell. that must have felt like an eternity under the bar.
    Thanks Wood, the 390 on squat was a lot easier than I thought it was gonna be. I am thinking I want 415 to 425 when I test them out. That bench rep was HEAVY lol but not nearly as bad as the last rep of 270x5 on week 2. That rep felt like I was gonna die.

    I prefer chains to bands because they just sound like they are effective lol. That clinking and the way they sway when they leave the ground has me feeling all hnnnnng

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    Mirin press day volume hard
    Thanks brotha, I stole that from Dopamine. He has a weird talent for putting massive amounts of work in the 85-95% range of his lifts into one workout lol. I am pretty sure he is using some form of the conjugate method

    Originally Posted by AlexSays View Post
    Congrats on the bench max, crazy rep!!
    Thanks, Alex, it felt good to keep it fairly decent on form. I wont consider something an "actual" max until I can bring it down, pause it, then press it, but right now 320 is a good training max to use.
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    Deadlift Day

    Deadlift
    Warm-up Sets
    135x5
    225x5
    315x3
    365x1

    Working Sets
    415x5
    465x3
    515x1
    535x1

    Deficit Deadlifts(2.5" deficit)
    225x3
    275x3
    315x3
    315(+75)x3, 3, 3, 3

    BB Curls
    45x12
    65x10, 10, 8


    Not too shabby. Came off the vacation strong... but then again it is not normal that I get 4 days off between lifting days each week Active recovery week next week, which I may end up skipping the work and just doing the prehab, rehab, and mobility work. Got some house and camper repairs I need to get finished so I should probably do that during a recovery week lol. The week after is ramping up and the following week is test week.
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    Agreed, chains just look and sound badass

    Strong push off the ground on those deficits.

    How was camping?
    PRs: Back Squat- 410x1 / Front Squat- 320x1/ Bench- 325x1 / Deadlift- 505x1

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    Originally Posted by 400Lb Gorilla View Post
    Not too shabby. Came off the vacation strong... but then again it is not normal that I get 4 days off between lifting days each week Active recovery week next week, which I may end up skipping the work and just doing the prehab, rehab, and mobility work. Got some house and camper repairs I need to get finished so I should probably do that during a recovery week lol. The week after is ramping up and the following week is test week.
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    Originally Posted by Woody-5 View Post
    Agreed, chains just look and sound badass

    Strong push off the ground on those deficits.

    How was camping?
    love them! Yeah Trying to really get into the habit of putting more power into the bottom of the lift so that I can have some momentum to help with lockout.

    It was fun. Got a little sunburned, a little drunk, had fun with the wife and kids, and been busy as hell this week getting everything as far as possible.

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    Originally Posted by 400Lb Gorilla View Post
    love them! Yeah Trying to really get into the habit of putting more power into the bottom of the lift so that I can have some momentum to help with lockout.
    You know what helps with that final lockout right???

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    225x3

    Working Sets
    280x1
    315x1
    350x1

    This week is a "ramp-up" into next week. It is a way to connect last week's active recovery to next week's all out max test. What you see here is basically a ramp up to 90% of my working max(which was 385) and after that the testing will begin. So every set you see this week will be in the "warm-up" section next week with the "working sets" hopefully ending with a 415-435 squat max
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    I can’t wait to see the 435 go like butter. How did you feel doing 350?
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    I can’t wait to see the 435 go like butter. How did you feel doing 350?
    It wet really easy. Felt like a warm-up rather than a working set. I think next week it will progress something like 350, 385, 405, then 425+. I am pretty sure I have the 405. After that will depend on if I am feeling it or not. Because I am still fairly new to this wider stance of squatting I tend to get gassed out quicker than narrow stance.
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    Weight- 201 pounds
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    Benchpress
    Warm-up Sets
    45x7
    95x7
    135x5
    185x3

    Working Sets
    225x1
    255x1
    285x1

    BB Curls
    ***15-30 second rests***
    45x10
    55x10
    65x8
    75x6
    85x5
    45x9

    JM Press
    45x7
    95x7
    115x6
    135x5
    135x3
    45x10

    DB Curls
    ***Alternating, no rests***
    25x10, 10, 10

    Disclaimer: I am not supposed to be doing any assistance work this week but it is rare that I am "fresh" enough to put this much effort into biceps and my triceps I still feel are the weakness in my bench.
    Benchpress was easy. From 1st warm-up to the last single took less than 10 minutes. Felt good working to the heavy single then moving on.
    BB Curls were done with minimal rest to get that blood pump into the biceps so that JM presses had a bigger pad to push from
    JM Press I took heavier than I normally do and my triceps are feelinggoodman/10
    DB Curls were done one arm at a time and there was no rest. Three sets of 10 had the veins from the shoulders to wrist popping out and the biceps feeling like they each had 2 pints of blood stuck in them.

    I am thinking next week will progress like above and then will go something like:

    300x1
    325x1
    330-340x1 this depends on getting the 325, obviously, and what I feel like I can get away with.
    As is normal with my bench, I pause as many sets as I can, but if need be I will do touch and go. I will even add a bounce at the bottom to get a new max. Then as I train I "consolidate" through the training run by making my paused bench heavier and heavier, and it usually does not take long to have my paused bench catch up to my TNG bench.
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    Gotta do those curls for the girls! I like your thoughts on the benching. Touch and go for the new Max but normal training it paused. Very smart way to go about it.
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    Originally Posted by Raigs View Post
    Gotta do those curls for the girls! I like your thoughts on the benching. Touch and go for the new Max but normal training it paused. Very smart way to go about it.
    It is always how I seem to progress the fastest. Oddly enough, when I stall on bench it usually has nothing to do with the bottom of the lift. Doesnt matter if I bounce it, touch and go, or pause it. Always seems to be the top of the lift that kills any progress

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    Man that’s probably the triceps or traps hurting you at the lockout is my best guess. Some extra close grip pressing should help
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    Man that’s probably the triceps or traps hurting you at the lockout is my best guess. Some extra close grip pressing should help
    I figured that as well. My assistance lifts for triceps are floor press, CGBP, and more recently JM press. Things like OH press and some rare extension work also help I believe.

    It is something I am focusing on currently so hopefully by the end of the next training cycle I will have brought the weakness somewhat up to snuff. If it wasnt for my deadlift I would also think traps could be a weakness, or lats, but I have been told by multiple PLers I know that where I am failing at and how I am failing is a tricep weakness. I tend to fail all at once about 2 inches or closer to lockout. I say all at once because I usually fail with a lot of speed going up until I hit that sticking point.

    lol one guy who was spotting me on a 355 attempt(I failed it that day) told me as fast as I got it off my chest momentum alone should have locked it out. But I just FAIL.... sometimes I can huff and puff and muscle it up, but most of the time it is a slow descent to the safety bars or a helping hand from a spotter
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