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    Three plates for 3*5 is good squatting again.

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    Average session tonight. Wasn't feeling great and knee not feeling great either so no lower body stuff.

    Bench press:

    80 x 5
    87.5 x 3
    70 x 12

    Easy enough.

    Seated rows:

    whole stack 3 x 15

    Triceps pull downs:

    3 x 10

    Tried to do some chins but not feeling it after the seated rows. Should have done them the other way round.

    Then home.
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    Nice benching
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    Same as last time really.

    Press:

    66 x 5/5/5

    Got them all this time.

    Chins:

    bodyweight x 6/6/7

    Okay.

    Skull crushers:

    bar x 20 x 10/10/10

    Easy enough. Wasn't sure how much I'd do as the ends on the bar themselves weren't rotating properly, making it somewhat awkward.

    Seated rows:

    whole stack 3 x 10

    Used the rope attachment in an effort to make it more challenging without doing so many reps it basically turns into cardio. And it certainly is more difficult with the rope attachment.

    Some mobility then home.
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    Been busy and a bit ill too since last time, so not much tonight.

    Squats:

    up to 150 x 1

    Belted, low bar. Been getting sore knee-caps lately, possibly due to high bar.

    Bench press:

    80 x 5

    Not too bad really.

    Deadlifts:

    185 x 1

    Same as above.

    Then home.
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    Okay session tonight.

    Squats:

    130 x 5

    High bar. Used my strength shop double ply knee sleeves to add some stability, as I have mentioned that my knees have been a bit sore recently. Squats weren't too bad really.

    Press:

    60 x 6/6/6

    Quite easy. Much easier than I thought they'd be.

    Chins:

    bodyweight x 6/6/6

    Grip slipping a bit but otherwise fine.

    Then some rotator cuff stuff then home.
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    Nothing to complain about tonight.

    Front squats:

    100 x 5/5/5

    Not difficult on the legs, but wrists were almost destroyed.

    Bench:

    80 x 5
    85 x 3

    Quite difficult.

    Incline dumbbell bench press:

    25s x 9/6

    Did these for some back-off volume. Tried to emphasize the chest as to best utilise them as a chest assistance exercise.

    Barbell rows:

    80 x 5/5/5/5/5

    Okay.

    Then home.
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    I've put my workouts (from early November) into a spreadsheet so I can do some analysis.

    Firstly, so far I have done approximately 540 sessions. This averages just over 100 per year. So on average I lift just over twice a week.

    First problem: I don't train enough times. I know my average is down because, over the years, I have taken a lot of time off (for various reasons), but even when I'm not taking time off, I still frequently miss my target of three sessions a week. Therefore, I am going to endeavour to train more frequently.

    Secondly, I looked at the amount of sessions I have had per weekday, just out of curiosity:

    Monday 135
    Tuesday 35
    Wednesday 120
    Thursday 26
    Friday 138
    Saturday 51
    Sunday 35

    No surprise that my main training days are the classic Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It also came as little surprise that I rarely train on Thursdays either. Often if I miss a Friday I'll go on Saturday instead, putting it ahead of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    I've put my workouts (from early November) into a spreadsheet so I can do some analysis.

    Firstly, so far I have done approximately 540 sessions. This averages just over 100 per year. So on average I lift just over twice a week.

    First problem: I don't train enough times. I know my average is down because, over the years, I have taken a lot of time off (for various reasons), but even when I'm not taking time off, I still frequently miss my target of three sessions a week. Therefore, I am going to endeavour to train more frequently.

    Secondly, I looked at the amount of sessions I have had per weekday, just out of curiosity:

    Monday 135
    Tuesday 35
    Wednesday 120
    Thursday 26
    Friday 138
    Saturday 51
    Sunday 35

    No surprise that my main training days are the classic Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It also came as little surprise that I rarely train on Thursdays either. Often if I miss a Friday I'll go on Saturday instead, putting it ahead of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
    Haha I have a feeling my training days will probably be similar to yours there's just something about training on tuesdays/thursdays and sundays that's not appealing lol

    I've had a lot of time off recently....new years resolution for 2015 is deffo gonna be to take my gyming much more seriously and not to miss more than 15 days of not training in the entire year!
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    Good session earlier tonight.

    Squats:

    130 x 8/8

    Reps are tough.

    Press:

    60 x 7/7/7

    Tough getting them all.

    Deadlifts:

    180 x 3/3

    Much better doing sets of three as my form doesn't fall to bits on reps 4 and 5, because I don't do them.

    Then home.

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