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    Monday:

    Squat w/belt:

    180*1
    192.5*2 @ 7.5
    187.5*2 @ 7.5

    e1rm = 221

    Pause Deadlift at Knee:

    185*1
    205*2*2 @ 7.5
    200*2 @ 7

    e1rm = 236

    Pause Front Squat:

    90*2*5

    Not bad day. Was tempted to call first set of squats a @7 but video suggested otherwise and the fact that 187.5*2 was the same RPE.

    Paused deadlifts have improved quite a bit from last week in part due to not doing as much squatting beforehand. Form is much better too!



    Random lol of the day: Some black guy I talk to at the gym said he wish he had white genetics so he could get big legs like me in order to squat and deadlift as much as I could.
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    white leg genetics ftw
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    Tuesday:

    CGBP:

    115*2 @ 8
    115*2 @ 9

    e1rm = 130.5

    Side Bends:

    40*3*10

    CG Floor Press:

    92.5*4 @ 8
    92.5*4 @ 8.5

    e1rm = 111

    Hmm was hoping today to be a little better. Haven't felt like I've had that much energy over the past couple days.

    Also last time in Phoenix gym. Move back to Uni tomorrow so probably no vids unless I can get permission to record :/

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    I suppose they do it to stop people recording others without permission. That seems fair tbh because if I made a stupid mistake I wouldn't want it plastered all over gym memes.
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    (Original post by Illidan_Stormrage)
    I suppose they do it to stop people recording others without permission. That seems fair tbh because if I made a stupid mistake I wouldn't want it plastered all over gym memes.
    Ya that's the reason I was given. Although even asking the staff member to record me and still getting declined it's still a bit annoying ¬¬
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    Who's behind the gym's spotted page?
    They don't say anything about that. And that's basically bullying..

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    Thursday:

    Deadlift w/belt:

    217.5*1
    235*3 @ 8.5
    225*3 @ 8.5

    e1rm = 270

    Squat w/belt and wraps:

    180*3 @ 7.5
    180*3 @ 8

    e1rm = 213

    SLDL:

    165*2*5

    Pretty tired going into this session as predicted. Slept 12 hours last night lol. Went pretty well considering as I'm only a tad weaker on deadlifts and my squat with wraps is actually stronger.

    I like the bar I was using today. Had knurling that went pretty far so I could do a pretty narrow stance for my deadlift. Hopefully I'll start mopping up some gains starting next week

    Also lol @ bumper plates. Pretty much took up the whole bar with plates today. Might need to use some metal ones for >260kg.
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    Friday:

    CG Ply Press:

    115*2*3 @ 8
    115*3 @ 8.5

    e1rm = 134

    Side Bends:

    47.5*2*10

    Push Press:

    77.5*2*5

    Think I'll stick to under 5 reps for push press. That was hardcore cardio.
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    aware me on ply press plez
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    (Original post by Illidan_Stormrage)
    aware me on ply press plez
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-aakPeA7QQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLB_D_7on5k

    I just use a ~1cm thick plate for it instead of a piece of ply wood.
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    (Original post by Jtking3000)
    I like the bar I was using today. Had knurling that went pretty far so I could do a pretty narrow stance for my deadlift. Hopefully I'll start mopping up some gains starting next week

    Also lol @ bumper plates. Pretty much took up the whole bar with plates today. Might need to use some metal ones for >260kg.
    Bars at my new gym have that too. Undecided as to whether I like it or not though...

    I can imagine it getting hard with bumper plates going up to 6 plates+, do you have 25s?
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    (Original post by illusionz)
    Bars at my new gym have that too. Undecided as to whether I like it or not though...

    I can imagine it getting hard with bumper plates going up to 6 plates+, do you have 25s?
    Yeah we do. But I like using 20s for the badassness
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    (Original post by Jtking3000)
    Yeah we do. But I like using 20s for the badassness
    tbh I think it's more badass loading the bar up with reds
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    Monday:

    Squat w/belt:

    180*1
    190*3 @ 9
    180*3 @ 8.5

    e1rm = 215

    Pause Deadlift at knee:

    202.5*3 @ 8
    202.5*3 @ 8.5

    e1rm = 236

    Pause Front Squat:

    95*2*4

    urgh today felt tough. Maybe I shouldn't have played tennis last night :L

    I really hate the fact that when I do my lifts I basically have to look at a mirror. Really screwing up my squats I think.
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    Tuesday:

    CGBP:

    107.5*1
    115*3 @ 10
    110*3 @ 9
    110*3 @ 9.5

    e1rm = 126.5

    Side Bends:

    45*3*8

    CG Floor Press:

    100*3*2 @ 8
    100*2 @ 8.5
    100*2 @ 9

    e1rm = 113.5

    hmm kind of annoyed that my CG bench was crap today but I was cheered up a bit by the floor press improvement.

    Switching to more frequency starting this Thursday and when I think the time is right I'll probably replace one of my side bends with another bench slot. Meant to have 6 bench related slots but I started with 4 as 6 felt like a lot. Now I think at this moment in time 4 is possibly too little. Also will be nice not to have lower body death sessions.
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    Thursday:

    Deadlift w/belt:

    225*1
    245*2 @ 10 (PB)
    232.5*2 @ 10
    227.5*2 @ 9

    e1rm = 261

    Push Press:

    85*3
    85*2

    Squat w/belt and wraps:

    180*1
    190*2*2 @ 9
    190*2 @ 9.5
    185*2 @ 9

    e1rm = 209

    hmm strength is going down a bit for all lifts and I'm now going into high stress week. Might try a bit of a deload in a couple weeks as I'm starting to feel a little beat up as well.

    Technically hit a deadlift PB from the way I calculate it but I was a rep weaker than last week, and about a rep and half from my peak.

    Lost balance a bit on second set of push press and ended up just doing a partial press on second rep so left it there.

    Ran out of time with squats as I had lecture would've liked to have done another set or two.

    Also today I met and shook hands with Zoe Smith today as she was on the lifting platform in front of me She has a British C&J record.
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    Friday:

    CG Ply Press:

    120*2 @ 9.5
    114*3*2 @ 8.5

    e1rm = 130

    SLDL:

    170*4*4

    Side Bends:

    40*2*10

    SLDL went better than expected tbh.
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    Monday:

    Squat w/belt:

    182.5*1
    195*2 @ 10
    185*2 @ 9
    182.5*2 @ 9
    182.5*2 @ 10

    e1rm = 208

    CGBP:

    115*2 @ 8,5
    115*2 @ 9/9.5

    e1rm = 128.5

    Pause Deadlift At Knee:

    197.5*1
    215*2 @ 10
    200*2 @ 8
    200*2 @ 8,5
    200*2 @ 9

    e1rm = 229

    Only front squats to go then low stress week. However I think knowing me I'm probably gonna have to do a bit more to get out of my fatigue debt. CGBP was at least nice today as I'm slightly stronger than last week despite ****ty bar.

    Annoying thing atm is for some reason my right arse cheek is hurting when I sit down and it feels like it's going into my workouts now :/ Don't think although I'm not sure it is my tailbone.
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    Tuesday:

    CG Floor Press:

    100*3*3 @ 8.5
    100*3 @ 9.5

    e1rm = 115

    Pause Front Squat:

    90*2*6
    90*4

    Side Bends:

    47.5*2*8

    Pretty pleased with the floor pressing. Maybe my pressing isn't completely doomed at the moment.

    Front squat form was getting too **** so I just left it at 4 for last set. Also I think I might change up my random BB exercise to something like GHRs.

    Anyway onto the permission to film in my gym situation: In order to film myself lifting not only do I need to ask the gym manager, but I then need to sign a consent form and then every time I film I have to ask everyone's permission in the background if it's ok that they're in the film...wish I was joking but that is genuinely what I was told from the main reception just now lol.
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    Thursday:

    Deadlift w/belt:

    227.5*3 @ 9

    e1rm = 258

    Push Press:

    85*2*3

    Squat w/wraps and belt:

    182.5*1
    182.5*3 @ 8.5

    e1rm = 210

    Deffo feeling last week in this session!

    Was pretty pleased with push press today. Technique was a lot better.
 
 
 
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