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I'm experiencing a "mental block" in which I mean my mind is refusing (mind? ikr..) me from squatting anything higher than 100kg or OHP anything higher than 50kg. This is due to fear of injury.

Hopefully I get over it.


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Facepull - 20kg x 10

Overhead Press - 40kg x5 x5, 45kg x5 x5, 50kg x5 (did last set with shoulder press machine)

Deadlift - 100kg x5, 140kg x5, 170kg x1

Rows - 70kg x5 x5 x5 x5 x5

Bench Press - 60kg x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5

Chin Ups - x6, x5
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26/07/19
I'm experiencing a "mental block" in which I mean my mind is refusing (mind? ikr..) me from squatting anything higher than 100kg or OHP anything higher than 50kg. This is due to fear of injury.

Hopefully I get over it.


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Facepull - 20kg x 10

Overhead Press - 40kg x5 x5, 45kg x5 x5, 50kg x5 (did last set with shoulder press machine)

Deadlift - 100kg x5, 140kg x5, 170kg x1

Rows - 70kg x5 x5 x5 x5 x5

Bench Press - 60kg x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5

Chin Ups - x6, x5
nice deadlift
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31/07/19
Today was pretty good. Did quite a bit of deadlift, didn't increase weight just did more sets. Managed to overcome the mental block for OHP, 50kg felt so light when I tried it but I was already fatigued as it was my last set.

I've switched to a closer grip for bench as I feel a better mind muscle connection that way. I finally get what that means, I could actually feel my whole chest contracting when I used a narrower grip compared to a wider grip. Plus it also works my triceps a lot more too so its a win win.

As a result, did same volume for bench but less intensity as I just wanted to focus on getting a feel for close grip. Going for heavy squat next session.


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Facepulls - 15kg x20, x20

Overhead Press - 40kg x5 x5, 45kg x5 x5, 50kg x2 then dropped to 40kg x failure

Deadlift - 100kg x5, 150kg x5, 170kg x1 x1 x1

Barbell Rows - 60kg x5 x5 x5

Chin Ups - x5 x4 x4 (Fatigued at this point)

Bench Press - 50kg x10 x10 x10 x10 x10
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02/08/19
Using a closer grip for my bench has been interesting; still getting used to it but my chest seems to contract more so I'm fine with it. Squat was meh, was expecting it since I had been stalling it for like two weeks but I'm getting back on it now.

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Squat - 80kg x5, 90kg x5 then dropped to 80kg x failure

Bench - 65kg x5 x5, 70kg x5 (with spotter), 75kg x5 (with spotter) then dropped to 65kg x 5 (fatigued)

Row (Machine) - 80kg x5 x5 x5 x5 x5

Shoulder Press Machine - 40kg x10 x10 x10 x10 x10
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05/08/19
I'm beginning to understand that my shoulders do not recover as quickly as the rest of my body. 40kg on OHP felt so heavy and unusual...
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Facepulls - 22.5kg x15 x15

OHP - 40kg x5 x5, 45kg x5 x5, 50kg x5 (shoulder press for last set)

Deadlift - 120kg x5, 150kg x5, 170kg x1, 175kg x1

Chin Ups - x5 x5 x5

Barbell Rows - 60kg x5 x5 x5

Bench Press - 55kg x10 x10 x10 x10 x10
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09/08/19
Today's workout felt really difficult, only exercise that felt alright was chin ups.

As a result, didn't bother going up to 180kg for deadlift. Would I have achieved it? Who knows....
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Facepulls - 15kg x15 x15

OHP - 40kg x5 x5, 45kg x5, 50kg x2 x2

Deadlift - 120kg x5, 150kg x5, 170kg x1 x1 x1

Chin Ups - x5 x5 x4 x4 (decided to superset them with deadlifts this time)

Rows - 60kg x5 x5 x5

Bench Press - 60kg x10 x10 x10 x10 x10

Side Delt Raise - 7.5kg x10 x10 (per arm)
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14/08/19
Today's workout felt very difficult as well; especially OHP. Had to drop to 30kg for volume as 40kg suddenly felt extremely heavy.

It doesn't bother that much at the moment as all I can think about is results day tomorrow.
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Facepulls - 15kg x20 x20

Squat - 80kg x5, 90kg x4

Bench Press - 65kg x5, 70kg x5, 70kg x5, 75kg x5 x5 (Hammer strength for last 3 sets)

Barbell Row - 40kg x12 x12 x12

OHP - 30kg x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5

Side Delt Raise - 7.5kg x12 x12 (per arm)
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16/08/19
Today I felt a lot more focused during the workout so it turned out pretty decent. Tried going for 180kg deadlift, didn't get it; could barely get it off the ground, felt really dizzy afterwards.
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Cable Facepulls - 15kg x25 x25

OHP - 40kg x5 x5, 45kg x5 x5, 50kg x2 x2

Deadlift - 70kg x5, 120kg x5, 155kg x5, 170 x2

Chin Ups - x5 x5 x5

Barbell Rows - 45kg x12 x12 x12

Bench Press - 60kg x10 x10 x10 x10 x10

Side Delt Raise - 7.5kg x15 x15 (per arm)
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14/08/19
Today's workout felt very difficult as well; especially OHP. Had to drop to 30kg for volume as 40kg suddenly felt extremely heavy.

It doesn't bother that much at the moment as all I can think about is results day tomorrow.
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Facepulls - 15kg x20 x20

Squat - 80kg x5, 90kg x4

Bench Press - 65kg x5, 70kg x5, 70kg x5, 75kg x5 x5 (Hammer strength for last 3 sets)

Barbell Row - 40kg x12 x12 x12

OHP - 30kg x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5

Side Delt Raise - 7.5kg x12 x12 (per arm)
Hope results day went well for you
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Hope results day went well for you
Could have been better considering I had very high predicted grades, but I'm just glad I'm going to a uni to do a course that I'll really enjoy.
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19/08/19
Did leg press instead of squat. Was too tired to do accessory work.
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Cable Facepull - 15kg x25 x25 x25

Leg Press - 80kg x12 x12 x12

Bench Press - 65kg x5 x5, 70kg x5, 75kg x5, 80kg x2 and drop to 30kg x12

Rows (Machine) - 80kg x5 x5 x5 x5 x5

OHP - 40kg x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5
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Cable Facepulls - 17.5kg x12 x12

Leg Press - 90kg x12 x12 x12

OHP - 40kg x5, 45kg x5 x5, 50kg x5, attempted 55kg x1 failed and dropped to 40kg x5

Deadlift - 140kg x5, 150kg x5, 155kg x5

Chin Ups - x5 x5 x5 x5

Barbell Rows - 50kg x12 x12 x12

Hammer Strength Chest Press - 60kg x10 x10 x10 x10 x10
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23/08/19
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Facepulls - 17.5kg x15 x15

Leg Press - 100kg x12 x12 x12

Bench Press - 70kg x5 x5, 75kg x2 x2 x1, 75kg x2 x2 x1, 80kg x2 then dropped to 60kg x AMRAP

Rows (Machine) - 60kg x12 x12 x12

Shoulder Press (Machine) - 45kg x10 x10 x10 x10 x10

Supinated DB Curls (Surprising right?) - 10kg x 24, 15kg x 6

Side Delt Raise - 10kg x10 x10 (per arm)
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No more squats?
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No more squats?
For now, I still can't seem to get over this fear of going higher than 100kg on squats which resulted in me stalling on squats altogether. But I don't want to miss out on legs hence the leg press.
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26/08/19
Today was a little different, decided to workout at home in my room using some free weights I had lying around. Decided to focus on hypertrophy this session. As I don't typically focus solely on hypertrophy, you will notice I just do 12 x 3 for all of the exercises.

Never realised how DB Bulgarian Split Squats can obliterate your legs. I will edit in the amount of weight used later on since I need to look up how much the bar of the free weight weighs on its own.


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DB Bulgarian Split Squats - 12 reps x 3 sets (per leg)

Push Ups - 12 reps x 3 sets

Standing Butterfly - 12 reps x 3 sets

Supinated DB Curls - 12 reps x 3 sets

Single Arm Shoulder Press - 12 reps x 3 sets

Lateral Raises - 12 reps x 3 sets

DB Rows - 12 reps x 3 sets

Bent Press - 12 reps x 3 sets

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28/08/19
Chin Ups felt unusally difficult to perform so didn't do that many of them.
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Facepulls - 17.5kg x20 x20

OHP - 40kg x5, 45kg x5, 45kg x5, 50kg x2 x2 x1 then dropped to 40kg x AMRAP

Chin Ups - x5 x2

Deadlift - 75kg x5, 120kg x5, 160kg x3 x2, 170kg x1 x1

Decline Bench Press - 50kg x10 x10 x10 x10 x10

Side Delt Raise - 10kg x12 x12 & DB Curls (Supinated) - 10kg x12 (per arm), 12.5 kg x12 (per arm)

30/08/19
Think I'm going to go for a new PB attempt on deadlift next session. OHP is still a work in progress. I'm going to stop screwing around with Rows and actually stick to the linear progression and reps/sets orginally intended. Going to do some light squats as well to get back in the grove of things. Can't remain afraid forever..

Bench press felt weird today hence why I switched to the machine for heavier weight. Chin Ups felt difficult again.
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Facepulls - 17.5kg x25 x25

Leg Press - 110kg x12 x12 x12

Bench Press - 70kg x5, 75kg x3 x2, 75kg x2 x2 x1, 80kg x5, 85kg x2 then dropped to 40kg x AMRAP (Hammerstrength machine for 80kg/85kg)

Barbell Rows - 60kg x5 x5 x5 x5 x5

Chin Ups - x5

OHP - 40kg x10 x10 x10 x10 x10

EZ Bar Curls - 20kg x12 x12 x12

Side Delt Raise - 12.5kg x10 x10
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02/09/19
This session wasn't great. Deadlift was also not that.
Angry cucumber Gone Revising II I've managed to get footage of 175kg x1 if you guys have time to check my form?

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Squats - 60kg x5, 80kg x5 x5

OHP - 40kg x5. 45kg x5 x5, 50kg x2 x2 x1, 55kg attempted but failed so dropped to 40kg x5

Deadlift - 70kg x5, 120kg x5, 160kg x2, 170kg x2, 175kg x1

Chin Up - 2.5kg x5 x5 x5 x5

Barbell Row - 65kg x5 x5 x5

Decline Bench Press - 55kg x10 x10 x10 x10 x10

Ez Bar Curl - 20kg x12 x12 x12

Was meant to do side delt raises after curls (hence why I'm doing them in the first place nowadays) but my shoulders were wrecked
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This session wasn't great. Deadlift was also not that.
Angry cucumber Gone Revising II I've managed to get footage of 175kg x1 if you guys have time to check my form?

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Squats - 60kg x5, 80kg x5 x5

OHP - 40kg x5. 45kg x5 x5, 50kg x2 x2 x1, 55kg attempted but failed so dropped to 40kg x5

Deadlift - 70kg x5, 120kg x5, 160kg x2, 170kg x2, 175kg x1

Chin Up - 2.5kg x5 x5 x5 x5

Barbell Row - 65kg x5 x5 x5

Decline Bench Press - 55kg x10 x10 x10 x10 x10

Ez Bar Curl - 20kg x12 x12 x12

Was meant to do side delt raises after curls (hence why I'm doing them in the first place nowadays) but my shoulders were wrecked
Yes sure

[and do your side delts goddamnit, don’t have to go heavy with them]
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Yes sure

[and do your side delts goddamnit, don’t have to go heavy with them]
This. Just pick up a 5kg DB and do them for those boulder shoulders.
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