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    Also what gym is that looks nice.
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    (Original post by redbuthotter)
    Also what gym is that looks nice.
    Aberdeen sports village. Got three racks with integrated platforms, plus two more platforms.
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    RPE about 5 on the squats lol.

    Good work

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    Not a bad session tonight. Back still the same.

    Squats:

    149 x 5/5/5

    A bit harder, I think.

    Press:

    82.5 x f/1

    First rep the bar dipped a bit so no lift; got it the second time though. PR.

    Then did some ****ing about. Did some weighted chins with 5 kg, 4 reps I think, but only one set because other people were needing to use the rack and it was awkward trying to hold a dumbbell between my feet. Then did some snatch grip deadlifts with 110 for a few reps for two sets as the bar was loaded. Then some mobility then home.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Not a bad session tonight. Back still the same.

    Squats:

    149 x 5/5/5

    A bit harder, I think.

    Press:

    82.5 x f/1

    First rep the bar dipped a bit so no lift; got it the second time though. PR.

    Then did some ****ing about. Did some weighted chins with 5 kg, 4 reps I think, but only one set because other people were needing to use the rack and it was awkward trying to hold a dumbbell between my feet. Then did some snatch grip deadlifts with 110 for a few reps for two sets as the bar was loaded. Then some mobility then home.
    Video of the press?

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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Video of the press?

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    Didn't take one.
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    Okay session tonight. Back still the same.

    Squats:

    140 x 5/5/5

    Deloaded because my knees were sliding forward throughout the movement, and hence knees been feeling a bit rough the last few days.

    CGBP:

    82.5 x 5/5/5

    Not too hard except last rep of last set, i.e. last rep syndrome.

    Deadlifts:

    160 x 5

    Deloaded because back was rounding far too much. Was quite a bit better this time.

    Some lacrosse ball work them home.
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    First session in a while. Been ill - nothing major, but the fatigue and loss of appetite was worse. Back feeling the same, still.

    Squats:

    120 x 5/5/5

    Weight not bad but form felt a bit off, and the squint angle of the rack relative to the mirror didn't help.

    Press:

    60 x 5/5/5

    Weight felt heavy but bar speed didn't look too bad nor did anything feel excruciating.

    Power cleans:

    80 x 3/3/3

    Going to start doing these again in the hope they help me pull with a flat back.

    Lacrosse ball work throughout the session then home.
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    Not a bad session tonight. Back still the same though.

    Squats:

    125 x 5/5/5

    Not hard.

    Bench press:

    80 x 5/5/5

    Not hard, but first time benching in a while - since before my shoulder/elbow gave me grief, even.

    Deadlifts:

    150 x 5

    Not hard, although hooked for the last three reps.

    Lacrosse ball work throughout the session then home.
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    Good box squats mate. Your DL and squats I would say are really better than average.
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    Not a good session tonight. Everything felt heavy and just felt exhausted after the first set of squats. Probably nutrition related. And back still the same; maybe even a bit worse.

    Squats:

    127.5 x 5/5/5

    Far harder than they should have been.

    Press:

    62.5 x 5/5/5

    Same as above.

    This took a while for two lifts and six sets. Did lacrosse ball work throughout the session, then home, disappointed.
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    Not a bad session this afternoon, although low back feeling a bit funny as well as the usual. Something to keep an eye on, although maybe I just need to stretch my hip flexors and hamstrings.

    Squats:

    130 x 5/5/5

    Easier than last time. Thankfully. Just felt better.

    Bench press:

    82.5 x 5/5/5

    Difficult to guess this, as for me the bench always feels heavy even when my spotter says it was nice and fast. But didn't have spotter this afternoon, so not going to guess.

    Power cleans:

    80 x 3/3/3/3/3

    Some reps better than others. Getting back into these.

    Lacrosse ball work throughout the session then home.
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    Not a terrible session this evening. Didn't feel my low back the same as last time, but upper back still feeling quite tight and achy.

    Squats:

    132.5 x 5/5/5

    Quite hard. Probably form related - I think I was trying to shove my hips back too far without allowing the knees to slide forward into position (i.e. essentially trying to keep my shins almost vertical), this torso was likely too horizontal to be comfortably squatting with on several reps, and back was probably rounding a bit too. In the future I need to not be afraid of letting the knees come forward in the initial part of the squat, so I can then focus on sitting into it to get the hips involved, as opposed to just trying to shove my hips back and hope I hit depth without letting my back round too much. And knees probably slide forward at the bottom this way too.

    Press:

    65 x 5/5/5

    Hard.

    Deadlifts:

    155 x 5

    Not too bad. But was told that I wasn't tight enough, which I cannot disagree with (it's the number one problem I have with ... well ... almost all of my lifts) and was also jerking the bar off the ground, which was also a fair assessment - likely due to not being tight enough, too.

    Lacrosse ball work in the back throughout the session then home.

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