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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Damn strong press still, was rep 5 an RPE 10?

    Maybe go to 180 odd for final warm up?
    Yes, but I've done 76 for 3x5 only a month ago.

    I don't think it was my warm-ups - 170 as a last single for an attempted 190 x 5 sounds fairly sensible to me. I think it was just a reflection of how my training has been going this last week or two, coupled with disappointment from the press.
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    I'm not really in the best position to give advice, but have you considered knocking out some volume when you have bad days for your main sets? I get cutting losses and going home if you think you aren't properly recovered, but if it happens too often you might end up having the opposite problem! Just a thought - ive not been following too closely so could have missed smth

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    I'm not really in the best position to give advice, but have you considered knocking out some volume when you have bad days for your main sets? I get cutting losses and going home if you think you aren't properly recovered, but if it happens too often you might end up having the opposite problem! Just a thought - ive not been following too closely so could have missed smth

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    Getting some volume in would be the logical thing to do, although I find it very frustrating staying when things aren't going too well... I dunno, I think I maybe need to switch to something with more volume at lower weights.
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    Getting some volume in would be the logical thing to do, although I find it very frustrating staying when things aren't going too well... I dunno, I think I maybe need to switch to something with more volume at lower weights.
    Yeah if you're consistently having bad sessions take a week or 2 off completely or just switch it up tbh. If the time off doesn't help you know it's not recovery

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    Yeah if you're consistently having bad sessions take a week or 2 off completely or just switch it up tbh. If the time off doesn't help you know it's not recovery

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    That, and growing some balls, yes.
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    haha, balls can only get you so far!
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    Not a great one tonight, again...

    Squats:

    165 x 1

    Just didn't feel right at all, in any way...

    Bench press:

    90 x 5/5/5/5/5 - paused

    Not hard at all.

    Pull ups:

    bodyweight x 5/5/5

    Then home.
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    Actually had a good session tonight!

    Squats:

    165 x 5/5/5

    Got them all. Quite hard, but it's the first time I've done all three sets of five for a while. Form a bit off on some of them.

    Press:

    75 x 3/3/3/3/3/3/3/3

    Not too bad. 5 x 5 was failing so switched to 8 x 3, as it's pretty much the same amount of volume.

    Chins:

    bodyweight x 7/5/5

    Some lacrosse ball work then home.
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    Good session tonight.

    Squats:

    167.5 x 5/5/5

    Very hard. Lost my balance on the last rep of the first set and had to step backwards.

    Bench press:

    100 x 1 - paused
    112.5 x 1 - paused

    New PR. Lost my arch a bit and stuff on it but still a PR. Was quite difficult.

    Incline dumbbell bench press:

    30s x 10/9/8

    Then home.
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    Mixed session tonight.

    Squats:

    130 x 5/5

    Light squats.

    Press:

    77.5 x 3/3/3/3/3/3/3/3

    Quite hard.

    Deadlifts:

    190 x 0

    Deadlifting strength really seems to have evaporated after my cycle of deficits.

    Then home.
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    Time to deload those deads

    Awesome pressing tho

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    Kinda average session tonight.

    Bench press:

    92.5 x 5/5/5/5/5 - paused

    Quite hard.

    Power cleans:

    80 x 3

    Then on the second set banged my thumbnail or something and couldn't get any more. First time doing cleans in ages.

    Barbell rows:

    80 x 8/8/8/8

    Doing these more "bodybuilder" style rather than strict off the floor, since I've never had much results from doing them like that.

    Then home.
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    Good, and relatively quick, session this afternoon.

    Squats:

    160 x 5/5/5/5/5

    Not too bad. Decided to do 5 x 5 because.

    Chins:

    bodyweight x 5

    Not feeling chins much this afternoon.

    Then home.
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    Quick session tonight. Was very time constrained and still DOMS from Saturday's squats:

    Squats:

    130 x 5/5

    Light squats.

    Press:

    80 x 3/3/3/1

    First three quite hard but doable. Last set very close after previous one as had to leave so tried to give another a bash but didn't have more than one rep in me.

    Then home.
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    Quick one this afternoon.

    Incline dumbbell bench press:

    30s x 8/8/8/8/8

    Not too bad.

    Barbell rows:

    80 x 8/8/8/8

    Not too bad.

    Then home.
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    Good session tonight.

    Squats:

    162.5 x 5/5/5/5/5

    Quite hard, and form not as good as last time.

    Bench press:

    95 x 5/5/5/5/5 - paused

    Quite hard.

    Didn't have it in my to do any chins so went home.
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    Mixed session tonight.

    Squats:

    132.5 x 5/5

    Light squats.

    Press:

    80 x 1/1

    This is where things went wrong.

    Deadlifts:

    170 x 5

    Not too bad. Hook grip feeling a bit awkward.

    Seated dumbbell overhead press:

    25s x 8/8/8/8/8

    Not too bad.

    Then home.
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    Average session tonight. Not a long one.

    Bench press:

    97.5 x 5/5/5/5/3 - paused

    A bit disappointed to have missed the last two but must be closing in on my previous TnG five by five or three by five PR.

    Chins:

    bodyweight x 5/3

    Kinda wondering whether it's a grip issue...

    Some lacrosse ball work then home.
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    Good session tonight.

    Squats:

    165 x 5/5/5/5/5

    Very hard.

    Deadlifts:

    175 x 5

    Hook grip still feeling quite hard. Tired from the squats too.

    Some lacrosse ball work and foam rolling then home.
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    Decent enough session tonight.

    Squats:

    135 x 5/5

    Light squats.

    Press:

    80 x 3/3/3/3/3/2

    At least I got five triples.

    Deadlifts:

    180 x 5

    Okay.

    Then home.
 
 
 
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