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Got 99 problems but a bench aint one.

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    Reset the press as well today. Since I'm only doing it once per week I'm looking to just maintain strength at the 70x5 level for now.

    Press 60kg x 5,5,8. Easy, never tried higher reps on this before.

    Squats 117.5kg x 5,5,5. Still finding the mirror annoying but getting better. Think this is a PB.

    Did machine rows, felt awkward, not doing those again.

    Weighted Decline sit ups.
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    Bench 92.5kg x 3. Fine.

    Deadlift 142.5kg x 5.

    Chins x 8,7.

    Face pulls.
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    Happy with today, benching was really easy, think I'm finally getting used to the crappy setup. PB on squats was very tough, nearly vommed after it.

    Bench 92.5kg x 5.

    Squats 120kg x 5,5,5.

    Pendlay rows 80kg x 5,5,5.
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    Very easy session today:

    Press 62.5kg x 5,5,5.

    Deads 145kg x 5.

    Chins

    Facepulls
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    Decided to skip 95x3 as the main reason I reset was due to crappy setup, rather than stalling.

    Bench 95x5, 70x8. Top set actually quite hard, probably because I didn't use any leg drive.

    Squats 122.5kg x 5,5,5. Very, very hard. Probably going to stall soon.

    DB rows 30kg x 5,12. Going to try and do these with a lot more weight.
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    Good today:

    Bench 97.5 x 3, 72.5x8. Bar speed didn't feel too fast on the triple but spotter said it looked easy. Nearly back to where I was on this with a good setup, which means I've gained some strength.

    Deadlift 147.5 x 5.

    Chins BW x 8,7,7.

    Face pulls.

    Managed to tear a callous playing squash, feelsbadman. Should be having a maxing session in 10 days time, for the first time since last October, when I hit 125/105/150 (think squat depth may have been questionable though). Hoping to put at least 10 on the bench, 15 on the squat and 20 on deadlift. Not great progress at all for 6 months but good enough considering that I've been injured for about 3 months of that.
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    I will be following your maxing progress.

    Who knows, you might even be able to catch me up before I start training again after exams
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    (Original post by Cast.Iron)
    I will be following your maxing progress.

    Who knows, you might even be able to catch me up before I start training again after exams
    Haha, Wilks points bro!
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    (Original post by Mdawg)
    Haha, Wilks points bro!
    How much do you weigh again? 85? Taking into account the gains you hope to make I'd still have you by a few Wilks points . Either way, your press still rapes mine and your bench is probably in a better condition than mine is at the moment (I can't remember the last time I went to the gym :mad:).

    I'm pretty apprehensive about training again after nearly a year out, it's going to feelsbadman.jpg
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    (Original post by Cast.Iron)
    How much do you weigh again? 85? Taking into account the gains you hope to make I'd still have you by a few Wilks points . Either way, your press still rapes mine and your bench is probably in a better condition than mine is at the moment (I can't remember the last time I went to the gym :mad:).

    I'm pretty apprehensive about training again after nearly a year out, it's going to feelsbadman.jpg
    Yeh about 87 now.

    I'm aiming for something like 145-150/115-120/170-180 for maxes. I've always been better at maxing than repping so I think this is realistic.
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    Was feeling really tired / sore from paintballing yesterday so I didn't man up and do 3x5 squats, but went for singles instead.

    Squats: 130,135,140x1. All felt ok, I'm sure I've got 145+ in me on a good day, hopefully when I max out everything next week.

    Press: 65kg x 5. This was poor, was feeling really tired from the squats and didn't bother with the 3 sets.

    DB rows 35kg x 5,5,5. Still very easy, will do 40 next time.

    Decline sit ups 10kg x 10,8.
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    Not happy with today, benching really poor. Can't wait to get back to having a proper setup, but it's annoying because I'm going to be maxing out with a crap one.

    Bench: 97.5kg x 3, 70x8.

    Deadlifts 150kg x 6. Went for an extra rep because I was annoyed with bench, pretty easy.

    Chins BW x 7,5,5.

    Face pulls.
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    Having a competition with some mates on Wednesday so didn't want to do too much today, just some prep really.

    Bench 100kgx1,105kgx1. Both looked easy according to my spotter so I'm hoping for at least 110.

    Squat 130kg x 1, 100kgx5. Practised setting up with 140 and 150.

    Pendlay Rows 60kg 2x8.

    Dumbell Rows 40kg 2x5.
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    Was feeling pretty ill today, tried to make up for it with caffeine and paracetamol.

    Bench 100,110,115kgx1. 120 x F. Quite happy with this, I'll get 120 if I try fresh but I'm not maxing out again for 4-6 weeks.

    Squats 140,145 x 1.

    Deadlifts 160x1,180FF, 170x1, 175F. Disappointed with not hitting 180 but I was pretty tired by this point. Again pretty confident I could hit it fresh since it did come off the ground.

    So I've added about 50kg to my total since October when I hit 105 / 125 / 150. Reasonably happy with this considering I still weigh 87kg and was injured for about half this time (and ill on the day). Going to start bulking properly now, eating is definitely the worst aspect of my training at the moment.

    As a short term goal I'd like to hit at the very least 120 / 155 / 185 in 6 weeks time, without being heavier than 90.
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    Took Friday off because I was feeling ill. Still am but decided to caffeine up and man through it. On the bright side I'm back at uni and the bench setup feels sooo much better.

    Bench 97.5kg x 5. Easy despite dodgy bar pathing.

    Deadlift 152.5kg x 5.

    DB rows 35kg x 7,7,7.

    Chins.
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    Still a bit ill but getting better, was feeling very stiff and sore today for some reason so I cut the squats short:

    Squats 120kg x 5,5,2. No failure, but as I said form feeling bad and stiff.

    Strict Press 65kg x 5,5,5.

    Pendlay Rows 60kg x 8,8,8. Trying these higher volume, easy soI will ramp the weight quite fast.

    Face pulls.
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    Not 100% but good session:

    Bench 50,62.5,75,87,5 x 5.
    100kgx3
    75kg x 8.

    Deadlifts 155kg x 5. Think this is a PB but bad form, really leg press into round back style.

    Chins SS with facepulls.
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    Good session today, was feeling stiff so decided to forgo squatting my sets across again.

    Bench 50,60,75,87.5,100 x 5. Equalled a PB and easier than last time too.

    Pendlay Rows 65kg x 8,8,8.

    Squats 120 x 3, 130x1,140x1. Tried wearing my oly shoes again, feels much better in some ways than barefoot so I'm going to just squat in these from now on I think. Might take a mini-deload to settle into them though.
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    Decent session again yesterday:

    Press: 67.5kg x 4,5. Thought I tweaked my shoulder a bit on the second set but it seems ok now.
    60kg x 5 dead stop.

    Deadlift: 157.5kg x 5
    120kg x 5.

    Chins
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    Bit hungover today but good session:

    Bench: 60,70,80,90x5
    102.5x3
    80x8.

    Squats 115kg x 5,5,5. Using the oly shoes so took a mini reset, feeling good.

    Pendlay Rows 70kg x 8,8,8.

    Face pulls.

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