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    Damn, I can't even imagine what my dumps would look like if I saved them up for a week!
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    (Original post by SMed)
    Damn, I can't even imagine what my dumps would look like if I saved them up for a week!
    It's not nice, I'll upload a pic on here if anyone is interested.
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    (Original post by SMed)
    Damn, I can't even imagine what my dumps would look like if I saved them up for a week!
    Have you started lifting again yet?
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Have you started lifting again yet?
    No. Some pretty dire life stuff going on over the past few months, not just exams.

    BUT I'm moving to a flat that's a 10 min walk from the gym next week. So at least there should be less of a barrier to get back to it. But I've got exams for a few weeks at the end of June. **** everything
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    It's not nice, I'll upload a pic on here if anyone is interested.
    Please do not.
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    Okay session tonight.

    Pause squats:

    140 x 1

    Meh. Felt the dreaded back pain again, so I'll have to switch to high bar. Weight was otherwise quite easy.

    Bench press:

    92.5 x 3/3/3

    Felt a little bit easier than last time. Tried a 4th on the last set and failed again, but happy to get them all.

    Deadlifts:

    200 x 1
    210 x f

    Felt like doing deadlifts tonight for some reason, but didn't plan to so didn't have my belt with me. Also kept on my ironworks. Must be a PB beltless single.

    Dips:

    bodyweight x 8/8/8

    Not too bad.

    Some stretching then home.
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    (Original post by AreebWithaHat)
    It's not nice, I'll upload a pic on here if anyone is interested.
    So many things wrong with this post.

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    (Original post by Becca)
    So many things wrong with this post.

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    :rofl: very similar to my toilet trips!
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    Pretty ****ty session tonight.

    Press:

    67.5 x 2/f
    50 x 10/10/9.75

    Just wasn't feeling strong tonight. 67.5 was hopeless so reverted to doing some back off sets to accumulate work ... and get a pump, too. Never managed to fully lock out the last rep but the rest were okay.

    Barbell row:

    65 x 10/10/10

    Not too bad.

    Skull crushers:

    bar + 25 x 10/10/10

    Quite easy to be honest.

    Pull ups:

    bodyweight x 3

    Chin ups:

    bodyweight x 5

    Wasn't the best idea after rows.

    Then did some stretching and home.
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    Okay session tonight. Not been feeling great or eating much so wasn't expecting much. Was quick, too.

    Paused squats:

    140 x 1

    Back to high bar and no back problems. Not too hard. A 1/2s pause at the bottom.

    Press:

    80 x 1
    82.5 x ?

    Finally got 80 strict out of the rack (have done it before but with a clean first, so took advantage of the bounce although no leg drive). Tried 82.5, managed to lock it out but wobbled about and had to walk backwards a bit. Was actually quite surprised about my press performance tonight.

    Then some mobility and stretching and home.
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    Okay session tonight.

    Squats:

    140 x 6

    High bar again and didn't use my belt either. Quite difficult but probably had a few more in me if I really psyched myself up.

    Bench:

    95 x 2/2/2
    80 x 7/3

    Disappointing. Just wasn't attacking the bar on any of the sets, and went to failure all the time too which knackered me out as well.

    Pull ups and chin ups:

    bodyweight x 3/4/4

    No leg involvement whatsoever.

    Incline dumbbell bench press:

    26s x 6/6/4/4

    First two sets quite easy but then became really fatigued and it all went down.

    Lat pull down machine:

    4 x 10

    First time I've used this machine and it's quite good to be honest.

    Some quick stretching and home.
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    Okay session tonight. Just a quick one.

    Press:

    70 x 3/3/3/3/3

    Not too bad apart from second last set which was actually very difficult. Switching over to 5 x 3 because I stalled on 3 x 5 and heard a lot of good things about 5 x 3.

    Barbell rows:

    70 x 10/8/7

    Very strict. Reps started to tail off.

    Dips:

    bodyweight x 8/8/7

    Shoulder didn't like these. Don't think I'll do them again.

    Then some quick shoulder dislocates and home.
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    Okay session tonight.

    Squats:

    150 x 3/3/3

    Beltless squat PR. Quite hard.

    Deadlifts:

    180 x 3

    Deadlifting straight after squats doesn't seem such a good idea. Felt harder than last time and form worse too. Stopped at 3.

    Chins:

    bodyweight x 5/5/5

    Not leg involvement whatsoever.

    Did 4 sets of lat pull downs, then some stretching and home.
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    A very quick one tonight.

    Press:

    72.5 x 3
    60 x 7/4

    Was meant to be going for five sets of three, however never had the strength nor time to get that tonight so I left it at one set and decided to rep out 60. Got 7, so two press PRs tonight.

    Chins:

    bodyweight x 5/5/5

    No leg involvement again.

    Then straight home.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    A very quick one tonight.

    Press:

    72.5 x 3
    60 x 7/4

    Was meant to be going for five sets of three, however never had the strength nor time to get that tonight so I left it at one set and decided to rep out 60. Got 7, so two press PRs tonight.

    Chins:

    bodyweight x 5/5/5

    No leg involvement again.

    Then straight home.
    this is one issue im kinda worrying about but how did u manage your diet/protein while u were at uni? I'm guessing it was quite difficult to do at first but I suppose once u get used to the general lifestyle it becomes easier to handle?
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    (Original post by a10)
    this is one issue im kinda worrying about but how did u manage your diet/protein while u were at uni? I'm guessing it was quite difficult to do at first but I suppose once u get used to the general lifestyle it becomes easier to handle?
    Providing you have the money, it's actually easier to manage your diet whilst at uni.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Providing you have the money, it's actually easier to manage your diet whilst at uni.
    Whats ur opinion on super sets?
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    (Original post by a10)
    Whats ur opinion on super sets?
    They save time.
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    (Original post by AreebWithaHat)
    They save time.
    The only annoying thing is that it can be a pain when the gyms busy n u would end up wsiting for some noob to get off the machine/squat rack etc. Lol
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    The only annoying thing is that it can be a pain when the gyms busy n u would end up wsiting for some noob to get off the machine/squat rack etc. Lol
    Lol I guess so, I'm lucky in that my gym is full of old people or teens that stick with machines rather than the racks
 
 
 
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