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Old 05-20-2013, 12:35 PM   #640
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Default 5/20/13 Cycle 13 Week 3 Power Clean and Squat

Cliff notes:
Still doing the "T-baggins" squat protocol.
I have been toying around with changing the 5/3/1 weeks. Instead of doing 5/3/1 for my top sets, I basically do 3/1/1. This keeps me fresher for the last set.
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Power Clean
125x3
145x1
165x1

Squat
2x250,250
2x285,285
317.5x0 (son, i am dissapoint)
317.5x1

Overall Workout Grade: B

Notes:
The power clean is progressing right along. I enjoy these. The 2nd top set was a bit shakey, so I was concerned about the last set. I really tensed up and pulled hard and the top set flew up with extreme ease. I was happy.

The squats were a struggle. The top set was supposed to be 317.5x2. Well on the first attempt I completely bombed. Straight down to the pins. I was extremely frustrated. I decided to give it another go. Rested a few minutes and made another attempt. I got 1 and pinned the other.
The squat issues are incredibly disheartening. I know i should be able to nail that. Over a year ago, when I started 5/3/1 I tested my squat max at near 385. So it's odd to me that after all this time I can barely hit 317.5. To be fair, I am prefatigued by the other sets, that may be a factor. Also, this is the third cycle without a deload, so that may be somewhat of a factor. I am going to take next week off completely, and I won't increase my working max on squat next cycle.
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