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Damn, I can't even imagine what my dumps would look like if I saved them up for a week!
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Damn, I can't even imagine what my dumps would look like if I saved them up for a week!
It's not nice, I'll upload a pic on here if anyone is interested.
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Damn, I can't even imagine what my dumps would look like if I saved them up for a week!
Have you started lifting again yet?
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Have you started lifting again yet?
No. Some pretty dire life stuff going on over the past few months, not just exams.

BUT I'm moving to a flat that's a 10 min walk from the gym next week. So at least there should be less of a barrier to get back to it. But I've got exams for a few weeks at the end of June. **** everything
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It's not nice, I'll upload a pic on here if anyone is interested.
Please do not.
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Okay session tonight.

Pause squats:

140 x 1

Meh. Felt the dreaded back pain again, so I'll have to switch to high bar. Weight was otherwise quite easy.

Bench press:

92.5 x 3/3/3

Felt a little bit easier than last time. Tried a 4th on the last set and failed again, but happy to get them all.

Deadlifts:

200 x 1
210 x f

Felt like doing deadlifts tonight for some reason, but didn't plan to so didn't have my belt with me. Also kept on my ironworks. Must be a PB beltless single.

Dips:

bodyweight x 8/8/8

Not too bad.

Some stretching then home.
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It's not nice, I'll upload a pic on here if anyone is interested.
So many things wrong with this post.

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So many things wrong with this post.

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:rofl: very similar to my toilet trips!
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Pretty ****ty session tonight.

Press:

67.5 x 2/f
50 x 10/10/9.75

Just wasn't feeling strong tonight. 67.5 was hopeless so reverted to doing some back off sets to accumulate work ... and get a pump, too. Never managed to fully lock out the last rep but the rest were okay.

Barbell row:

65 x 10/10/10

Not too bad.

Skull crushers:

bar + 25 x 10/10/10

Quite easy to be honest.

Pull ups:

bodyweight x 3

Chin ups:

bodyweight x 5

Wasn't the best idea after rows.

Then did some stretching and home.
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Okay session tonight. Not been feeling great or eating much so wasn't expecting much. Was quick, too.

Paused squats:

140 x 1

Back to high bar and no back problems. Not too hard. A 1/2s pause at the bottom.

Press:

80 x 1
82.5 x ?

Finally got 80 strict out of the rack (have done it before but with a clean first, so took advantage of the bounce although no leg drive). Tried 82.5, managed to lock it out but wobbled about and had to walk backwards a bit. Was actually quite surprised about my press performance tonight.

Then some mobility and stretching and home.
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Okay session tonight.

Squats:

140 x 6

High bar again and didn't use my belt either. Quite difficult but probably had a few more in me if I really psyched myself up.

Bench:

95 x 2/2/2
80 x 7/3

Disappointing. Just wasn't attacking the bar on any of the sets, and went to failure all the time too which knackered me out as well.

Pull ups and chin ups:

bodyweight x 3/4/4

No leg involvement whatsoever.

Incline dumbbell bench press:

26s x 6/6/4/4

First two sets quite easy but then became really fatigued and it all went down.

Lat pull down machine:

4 x 10

First time I've used this machine and it's quite good to be honest.

Some quick stretching and home.
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Okay session tonight. Just a quick one.

Press:

70 x 3/3/3/3/3

Not too bad apart from second last set which was actually very difficult. Switching over to 5 x 3 because I stalled on 3 x 5 and heard a lot of good things about 5 x 3.

Barbell rows:

70 x 10/8/7

Very strict. Reps started to tail off.

Dips:

bodyweight x 8/8/7

Shoulder didn't like these. Don't think I'll do them again.

Then some quick shoulder dislocates and home.
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Okay session tonight.

Squats:

150 x 3/3/3

Beltless squat PR. Quite hard.

Deadlifts:

180 x 3

Deadlifting straight after squats doesn't seem such a good idea. Felt harder than last time and form worse too. Stopped at 3.

Chins:

bodyweight x 5/5/5

Not leg involvement whatsoever.

Did 4 sets of lat pull downs, then some stretching and home.
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A very quick one tonight.

Press:

72.5 x 3
60 x 7/4

Was meant to be going for five sets of three, however never had the strength nor time to get that tonight so I left it at one set and decided to rep out 60. Got 7, so two press PRs tonight.

Chins:

bodyweight x 5/5/5

No leg involvement again.

Then straight home.
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A very quick one tonight.

Press:

72.5 x 3
60 x 7/4

Was meant to be going for five sets of three, however never had the strength nor time to get that tonight so I left it at one set and decided to rep out 60. Got 7, so two press PRs tonight.

Chins:

bodyweight x 5/5/5

No leg involvement again.

Then straight home.
this is one issue im kinda worrying about but how did u manage your diet/protein while u were at uni? I'm guessing it was quite difficult to do at first but I suppose once u get used to the general lifestyle it becomes easier to handle?
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this is one issue im kinda worrying about but how did u manage your diet/protein while u were at uni? I'm guessing it was quite difficult to do at first but I suppose once u get used to the general lifestyle it becomes easier to handle?
Providing you have the money, it's actually easier to manage your diet whilst at uni.
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Providing you have the money, it's actually easier to manage your diet whilst at uni.
Whats ur opinion on super sets?
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Whats ur opinion on super sets?
They save time.
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They save time.
The only annoying thing is that it can be a pain when the gyms busy n u would end up wsiting for some noob to get off the machine/squat rack etc. Lol
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The only annoying thing is that it can be a pain when the gyms busy n u would end up wsiting for some noob to get off the machine/squat rack etc. Lol
Lol I guess so, I'm lucky in that my gym is full of old people or teens that stick with machines rather than the racks
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