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Old 03-02-2011, 07:26 PM   #18
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Good day. Getting into the swing of this routine and I like it. I do miss doing a variety of different lifts, but it is fun to see obvious progress. I can always play around with my other lifts over the summer, or maybe on the weeks I deload. We'll see, long way to go before making changes.

Squat light day:
5x bar
5x 95
5x 105
5x 115
5x 125
10x 105

No sweat.

Push Press:
5x bar
5x 95
5x 105
5x 115
5x 135!!
1x10 w/95 BNP

Stuck 45's on, instead 35s plus 5s by mistake on that last push press set. I had been planning to go for extra reps in this lift at 125, and was surprised I was maxed on the 5th lift. Then realized my mistake. No worries though. I probably should have started with this max, but I was being conservative last week as I wanted to make sure I would finish the first week. Added a finisher set of behind the neck press. No trouble. I chose BNP as it hits further back on shoulder, my delts get slammed enough. At least that is my theory and I'm sticking with it until corrected.

Cleans 90% max:
5x bar
5x 75
5x 95
5x 105
5x 115

No problems. Still working on form and consistency.

Pullups: 5, 5
Chinups: 6 (+1), 5
1x10 Lat pulldowns with 145 (used other machine last week, this one uses different plates), not sure if 145 is an actual weight or just a number. Whatever. These are just finishers, don't really care as long as I track progress.

Felt great.
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