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Old 03-07-2011, 06:02 PM   #24
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Ah... Great weekend in Charleston tailgating and hanging with all my soccer buddies. Good times.

Started today with pants fitting just fine and still weighing 186 despite a weekend of frivolity (Sticky Finger Ribs with Dry Rub totally the way to go!), so am not going to mess with diet anytime soon.

Monday, third week:
Squat:
5x 55
5x 115
5x 125
5x 140
15x 155 Upped weight 20 pounds

The 14th and 15th reps were pretty humbling. First time I have actually struggled a bit with getting the bar moving off the bottom. But, felt good in the end. No extra set of 10 though as I'm not a masochist.

Cleans 80% Max:
5x Bar
5x 75
5x 85
5x 95
5x 105
1x10x 85 Hang Cleans

Feeling good with this lift now. Going to start adding reps to top set Friday.

Bench:
5x 65
5x 135
5x 175
5x 185
6x 195 Upped weight 10 pounds and extra rep.
1x10x 175

I wasn't concentrating and surprisingly struggled with the last rep at 185, so I got mad and told myself to stop at nothing less than 6 reps with 195. Got to 6 reps just fine, then fell apart on 7, barely got it racked. Should have told myself to do 8 apparently. Amazing how the mind works isn't it?

Deadlifts:
2x10x 155
Extra set just because.

Great day. Loving this program.
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