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    Lmao sis.
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    Well can't call you bro!
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    185 DAMN looking decent now. Persistence definitely pays. I'd better get myself in the 150's asap so I feel at least moderately not like a 10 year old girl
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    The bad news is that my hip is rather sore today for some reason.
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    Completely crap session tonight. Left adductor has been feeling really awkward for the whole week so no lower body stuff yet.

    Bench press:

    80 x 3
    80 x 3
    80 x 5

    Weight felt a ton, as it always does, and never thought I'd get a fourth and a fifth on the last set.

    Close grip bench press:

    60 x 8
    60 x 8
    60 x 8

    Meh.

    Chins:

    0

    Couldn't even do one chin up tonight. Very disappointing.

    Finished with curls and face pulls.
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    Started the Texas Method tonight. Heavy thrice a week squatting was interfering with my bench, which is by far my weakest lift. Hopefully the Texas Method will help my bench improve.

    Squats:

    130 x 5
    130 x 5
    130 x 5
    130 x 5
    130 x 5

    None of these were difficult, but wanted them done quickly so took some very short rest periods which challenged me aerobically a bit.

    Bench press:

    75 x 5
    75 x 5
    75 x 5
    75 x 5
    75 x 5

    Not as easy as the squats, but also not too difficult, and also with some quite short rest periods.

    Tried to do some dumbbell rows, but the dumbbells at my gym are really awkward to hold and I couldn't grip them well enough to get more than a few reps of the 50kg bell. There are others of a different design that are much easier to hold, with much better knurling, but they only go up to about 30kg.

    Skull crushers:

    bar + 20 x 10
    bar + 20 x 10

    Not too difficult.

    Tried to do some curls with a regular straight bar as that hits the biceps better than the EZ bar, but there was only a women's 15kg bar not being used and it felt stupidly thin and my forearms and grip really didn't like it so I switched to an EZ bar and did an easy set of 10 with the bar plus a 10 each side, then added a 5 to each side and only got six reps...

    Stretched and went home.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Good session tonight:

    Squats:

    160 x 1
    170 x 1
    180 x 1
    185 x 1

    Nice PR. Wasn't absolutely excruciatingly difficult. Finally in the four plate squat club.
    Whoa, just saw this. Nice one.
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    Whoa, just saw this. Nice one.
    Thanks blud. SS definitely pays off. :cool:
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    Now have you deloaded again Smack?

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    I haven't deloaded.
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    wuts with the 130 squats
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    Volume day. The aim on volume day isn't to burn yourself out by doing almost your 5RM and taking 10 minute rest periods but to use enough volume to cause an adaptation for intensity day on Friday.
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    Volume day. The aim on volume day isn't to burn yourself out by doing almost your 5RM and taking 10 minute rest periods but to use enough volume to cause an adaptation for intensity day on Friday.

    Hey dude. Have you heard of Scooby? Just mentioning the fact as he has a kick ass forum you may want to check out.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Volume day. The aim on volume day isn't to burn yourself out by doing almost your 5RM and taking 10 minute rest periods but to use enough volume to cause an adaptation for intensity day on Friday.
    o i c
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    Recovery day. Trained much earlier than usual with very little food before hand, but since it's only recovery day it doesn't really matter.

    Squats:

    100 x 5
    100 x 5

    Felt heavier than expected, but bar speed looked good enough. I know from Madcows that recovery squats will feel heavier but that shouldn't effect the next session.

    Press:

    60 x 3
    60 x 3
    60 x 3

    Okay.
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    Are those presses strict ?
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    Yes.
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    Intensity day.

    Squats:

    160 x 5

    Not excruciating, but last rep felt exponentially harder than the others.

    Bench:

    82 x 5

    Spotter told me I had a lot more in me. Probably did, but don't want to fail too early on the bench.

    Deadlifts:

    200 x 3

    Form was pretty crappy. In fact very crappy. But not hitching so they still count.

    Chins:

    bodyweight x 4/3/4

    A PR by one chin.

    Stretched and went home quite happy.
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    Volume day week 2

    Squats:

    133 x 5
    133 x 5
    133 x 5
    133 x 5
    133 x 5

    Okay.

    Bench press:

    76 x 5
    76 x 5
    76 x 5
    76 x 5
    76 x 5

    Maybe slighter harder, relatively, than the squats, but still okay.

    Tried to dumbbell row, could get more reps but it did not feel good on my shoulder at all so I'm going to discard that exercise from now on.

    Arms superset:

    Skull crushers with curls, bar + 22 2 x 10

    Stretched and home.
 
 
 
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