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    Tracking progress-pyramid, reverse pyramid, straight sets too

    Just sharing my new tracking sheets.

    I made these primarily because I am using pyramid training so much more and hit sets from 30 reps down to singles too.

    I like it so far…always a way to chase numbers no matter what rep range I am working in. So far, this has been highly motivating for me as well.

    https://youtu.be/75hbuAjh6fo

    I log all sets and reps but these sheets offer a quick glance into what I’ve done with weights/reps.
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    Just sharing my new tracking sheets.

    I made these primarily because I am using pyramid training so much more and hit sets from 30 reps down to singles too.

    I like it so far…always a way to chase numbers no matter what rep range I am working in. So far, this has been highly motivating for me as well.

    https://youtu.be/75hbuAjh6fo

    I log all sets and reps but these sheets offer a quick glance into what I’ve done with weights/reps.
    Updated! All of the RED text are changes made during training the last couple of weeks.

    Should see that 185x20 today on machine squats.

    https://youtu.be/qi0CR11eT8s
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    I just counted 119 PRs in Jan.

    You can’t break records if you don’t keep records!
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    "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

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    another one bites the dust!

    https://youtu.be/PlGS2j8GDvI
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    6 exercises today, 8 PRs, that brings Jan total to 138 I believe.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsCzBmisf9o

    I have been doing my own systematic 20 rep goal squats pyramids and the results have been nothing short of spectacular.

    I have a few “rules” and this stuff is grueling…

    1- first set is 15-20 reps, push as hard as possible to get 20…* the goal is twenty to start 10lbs heavier next workout …so far I have hit 20 for nine consecutive workouts.
    2- do 5-6 more sets, each to failure trying to break PRs, add 30 pounds (some flexibility there) per set as a base

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IowO68ULybc

    3- pyramid down to a final set of 1-3 reps.

    I’m proud to say that my next workout will start with 235 aiming for 20…THATS A FULL 100 POUNDS HIGER THAN WHEN I CREATED THIS PLAN.

    I recorded all six sets yesterday.
    225x20
    255x13
    285x10
    315x7
    350x4
    375x1

    And all six sets were PRS. I’m getting really used to it. At first the pump in my thighs and Back was crazy, but now I handle it well.


    The video below is from when I first started the new plan
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jQcdr7Iji4 Look at the change in numbers!
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    This is the Pyramid approach …

    https://youtu.be/dHpP1PmVMvg
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