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    Thanks guys.
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    Good session tonight.

    High bar pause squat [2s]

    110 x 5/5

    Not too bad.

    Press:

    65 x 5/5/5

    All time PR. Quite difficult. No wrist wraps either.

    Deadlifts:

    185 x 5

    Not too bad actually.

    Back extensions with broom stick:

    bodyweight x 10/10/10/10/10

    Stretching and home.
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    Good session tonight.

    High bar squats:

    150 x 5/5/5

    Very difficult.

    Bench press:

    87.5 x 5/5/5/5/5

    Quite difficult, especially last rep of last set which I attribute to last rep syndrome.

    Chins:

    bodyweight x 5/5/5/5/3

    ****ing last set!

    Mobility and home.
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    Okay session tonight.

    High bar pause squats:

    112.5 x 5/5

    Quite hard.

    Press:

    67.5 x 3/4/3

    Disappointing.

    Deadlifts:

    190 x 5

    Pretty crappy form, could really feel my back rounding.

    Skull crushers supersetted with curls:

    bar + 30 x 10/10/10 except last set of skulls where I only got 8.

    Leg raises supersetted with 45 degree back extensions:

    bodyweight x 10/10/10

    Abs are so weak!

    Mobility, stretching and home.
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    Okay session tonight.

    High bar squat:

    152.5 x 5/5/5

    Very difficult.

    Bench press:

    90 x 5/5/3

    Very difficult and disappointed about missing the last two on the last set.

    RDLs:

    80 x 5/5/5

    Okay, didn't feel them much in the hamstrings though.

    Mobility, stretching and home.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Okay session tonight.

    High bar squat:

    152.5 x 5/5/5

    Very difficult.

    Bench press:

    90 x 5/5/3

    Very difficult and disappointed about missing the last two on the last set.

    RDLs:

    80 x 5/5/5

    Okay, didn't feel them much in the hamstrings though.

    Mobility, stretching and home.
    so is the name of the workout Riptoes? I want to try this workout iv been doing strength training lately and iv been slowly improving

    and yess im back got banned for 3 weeks that was fun :/
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    so is the name of the workout Riptoes? I want to try this workout iv been doing strength training lately and iv been slowly improving

    and yess im back got banned for 3 weeks that was fun :/
    The name of the workout is Starting Strength, but a lot of people just call it Rippetoes or something similar. It's not a big deal really. It's nothing magical or complicated.
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    The name of the workout is Starting Strength, but a lot of people just call it Rippetoes or something similar. It's not a big deal really. It's nothing magical or complicated.
    I see.....how much you weighing atm? Im currently trying to keep my mass at 73kg because i do martial arts so for competing i need to be at this mass...tho i feel pretty comfortable at this mass i dont think i will be bulking anymore more of just improving my overall strength and try to tone even more.
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    I currently weigh about 96kg. Trying to increase that, but obviously not hard enough since I've been that weight for a while.
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    Okay session tonight.

    High bar pause squat:

    115 x 5/5

    Felt quite a bit easier than last week.

    Press:

    67.5 x 5/4/5

    New PR, but still missed a rep though!

    BTN push press:

    Can't really remember since I spent absolutely ages ****ing about on this with different grip widths, but I did hit 95 for a single after a fail, and failed 100 three times. I think this is an excellent overhead exercise as the BTN position better allows you to keep an upright torso so less stress on the lower back.

    RDLs:

    85 x 5/5/5

    Easy enough.

    Mobility, stretching and home.
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    Meh session tonight.

    High bar pause squat:

    117.5 x 5/5

    Okay.

    Bench press:

    90 x 4/3/3/3/3
    70 x 11/8

    Meh, just didn't have the tightness or strength in my to get 3x5 at 90. Bar felt too heavy in my hands.

    Pull downs:

    5 x 10

    Finally actually found a pull down machine that works the lats!

    Mobility, stretching and home.
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    Okay session. A quick one though.

    High bar squat:

    125 x 5/5/5/5/5

    Did these beltless, weren't difficult. Switching to the Texas Method for squats now.

    BTN push press:

    80 x 2/3/2/3/3

    Just getting used to these.

    Abs:

    3 x 10

    Very difficult.

    Mobility, stretching and home.
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    Hah, I'm doing btn push press's too, but with 70 x 3 only.
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    I think you'd make more strength gains (on the bench/press at least) doing a routine that has a higher hypertrophy emphasis. You might wanna give it a go!
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    (Original post by Lozzaa)
    I think you'd make more strength gains (on the bench/press at least) doing a routine that has a higher hypertrophy emphasis. You might wanna give it a go!
    Yeah, a few people at my gym have been saying that. It'd only really need to be for upper body pushing exercises that I'd need to do it for so I could easily fit it around my normal strength training.
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    Yeah, a few people at my gym have been saying that. It'd only really need to be for upper body pushing exercises that I'd need to do it for so I could easily fit it around my normal strength training.
    Some of the best benchers in the world basically just do a bodybuilding routine!
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Okay session. A quick one though.

    High bar squat:

    125 x 5/5/5/5/5

    Did these beltless, weren't difficult. Switching to the Texas Method for squats now.

    BTN push press:

    80 x 2/3/2/3/3

    Just getting used to these.

    Abs:

    3 x 10

    Very difficult.

    Mobility, stretching and home.
    good workout. Are you currently taking supplements (ie. protein shakes, creatine mono? ) to help with your training?
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    I have a protein shake before training.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    I have a protein shake before training.
    have u tried creatine monohydrate? it will really help with strength gains you only have 5g of it everyday but it makes your muscles contract quicker and also shortens recovery time so u will see improvements in physical strength you feel stronger..
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    I have, but it didn't do much so I kept forgetting to take it and haven't bothered again. I might sometime, though.
 
 
 
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