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The (Sidetracked) Road to 3/4/5

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    It must hurt to not be able to deadlift for a month! Especially when you have to replace them with squats which you hate lol.
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    Not sure about the one month figure but my traps are still playing up. So we'll see what happens. Might up my rep count/volume a little on the squats but we'll see. Apart from grip, I can't see my back getting weaker given my particular style of squatting...
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    Ok, that was an awful session of squatting and whatnot
    Squats
    work up to 120x4,1,1 125x1 130xfail
    Bench
    worked up to 85x2,1,1
    T-Bar Rows
    2 plates x8,8
    External rotations
    curls
    Work up to max (55x3) on the HS Overhead Press machine (PR after other press movement)
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    Had a rough few weeks in terms of sleep/eating/whatever. I think the best way to get back into the swing of things is to lose the ego and do starting strength esque stuff with a ridiculous running start. I don't think I'll lose any muscle/strength, even if the first 2-3 weeks of workouts are as easy as I think they'll be. Whatever the case, it'll mean I'm not training on the nerve for a while, which is probably for the best.
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    Last non starting strength-esque workout for a while
    Press
    30x15 40x10 45x10 50x6
    Chins
    1, 5, 10, 10, 7
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    So-So on the weights front.
    Bench
    let's not talk about that...
    Squats
    worked up to 120x3,2,2 105x8
    Deadlifts
    work up to 140x3,1,1,1 Sumo 140x1 130x1
    Will switch to sumo for a bit.
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    Still need to get used to this squatting multiple times a week business.
    Squat
    work up to 110x5,4,3
    Incline Smith
    work up to 80x7,6 70x7 (touching higher up/not locking out i.e. how I imagine a bodybuilder would lift)
    Sumo Deadlift
    work up to 120x5
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    Some semblance of strength is returning. But slightly strained my groin while squatting so didn't lift very much lower body stuff today
    Cleans
    20x5 30x5 40x5 50x4 60x3
    Squats
    60x5 80x1 90x1 100x1 quit
    Sumo Deads
    80x4 110x1 120x1 130x1 140x1 Did not feel good so quit
    Bench
    worked up to 90x2,2 so could probably have hit 95 with my new and improved arch.
    T-Bars
    worked up to 35kgx7-8 for 3-4 sets 40 threw off my strict form so too much for now.
    For no reason other than I am retarded, got into a curl competition with one of my friends. As many singles as possible on 40kg as possible. I have no clue how many we got to but I won.
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    (Original post by The Blind Monk)
    Some semblance of strength is returning. But slightly strained my groin while squatting so didn't lift very much lower body stuff today
    Cleans
    20x5 30x5 40x5 50x4 60x3
    Squats
    60x5 80x1 90x1 100x1 quit
    Sumo Deads
    80x4 110x1 120x1 130x1 140x1 Did not feel good so quit
    Bench
    worked up to 90x2,2 so could probably have hit 95 with my new and improved arch.
    T-Bars
    worked up to 35kgx7-8 for 3-4 sets 40 threw off my strict form so too much for now.
    For no reason other than I am retarded, got into a curl competition with one of my friends. As many singles as possible on 40kg as possible. I have no clue how many we got to but I won.
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    Press
    30x8 35x3 40x2 42.x5x2 45x2 47.5x2 50x2 52.5x2 55x2 57.5x2 60x1 45x6
    NB: Push press then lowering the bar to the chin for 60. This is a definite PR for me. I am very happy with this. Good form etc
    Neutral grip chins
    8 sets of 5/1 set of 8 to finish off
    Pump sets with a modified sternum chinup. My lower lats felt tight so wanted to get some blood in there.
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    Worked up to swings with 30kgx5
    Squats
    20x10 60x5 80x5 90x2 95x2 100x2 105x2 110x2 115x2 120x1 125x1
    Bench
    20x10 40x8 60x2 65x2 70x2 75x2 80x2 85x2 90x1 95xfail
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    Press
    work up to 45x8 50x5 52.5x3
    Pullups
    jumping pullups to warm up/groove 11,9,
    Sternum chins
    5,5,5
    Power curl for t3h lulz
    65x1
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    Have been feeling a bit down lately so I've been getting my retard on.
    Swings
    work up to 44kgx3
    Sumo Deadlifts
    60x8,5 80x4 90x3 100x2 110x2 130x8 140x4 150x1
    Very happy with the deadlifting
    Bench
    felt slow as **** so ended on 75x5
    Incline machine press
    some weight till very pumped
    Dumbell Rows
    30x12 34x6
    Curls
    30x8,5
    Best workout I've had in a long time. I feel a lot better than usual coming out of it.
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    Just feeling a bit slow/off colour in general the past few days. Not eating enough or well
    Snatch
    20x8 30x2,2 35x2,2 40x2,2 45x2,2 50x2,2
    Cleans
    55x2,2 60x2,2 65x2,2
    Press
    20x10 30x2 32.5x2 35x2 37.5x2 40x2 42.5x2 45x2 47.5x2 50x2
    Push Press
    52.5x2 55x2 57.5x2 60x1
    Some upper back excercise 5x10
    Hammer Strength Seated Press (love this machine)
    work up to 45x9 50x5
    I seriously think that working up to 7-12RM then adding 5kg/lbs depending on the excercise and repping out again is going to be my dominant rep scheme for a while. Very bodybuilding-esque but I'm too worn down to do anything more...normal for the forum. Probably non-optimal but it seems to be working. Give it a month to see how this pans out.
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    Press
    45x10 50x6 52.5x3
    Huge triceps and delt pump
    Upper back band work
    Slow constant cadence sternum chins
    7
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    Some light snatches followed by
    Sumo Deads
    work up to 135x8 145x3,2
    Dips
    bwx20 bw+10x10 bw+20x10 bw+30x6
    some face pulls and curls
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    Sumo deads
    140x8 145x4 It was pretty painful all around
    Dips
    BWx10 BW+10x10 BW+20x5 BW+30x8 BW+35x4
    Some face pulls and curls. Nothing else of relevence
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    Bench
    work up to 75x7 80x5
    Face pulls
    many sets of 10
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    Overslept, forgot my chalk, didn't eat and generally feel awful/slightly sick.
    Sumo Deadlift
    work up to 145x6
    Dips 30
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    Press (fail on the weight but feels good in terms of the form, very solid and good reps)
    45x8,5
    Yates Row (ditto)
    45x10 50x10 55x8 60x7

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