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Old 05-18-2010, 06:28 PM   #8
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I picked up Practical Programming a few weeks ago and am very glad I did so. Going to institute some back off period work with the bench press tomorrow. I'll do the same with strict press again on Friday. They've both stalled temporarily.

Bench is stuck at 185x5/190x3, strict press 125x5/130x3. The 80 inch wingspan was handy in college playing ball, not so much under the bar.

I'll back off to 170 for 3 sets of 5 for bench tomorrow and around 115-120 for press on Friday and essentially be back at those failure weights in about 2 weeks time. Squat continues to increase 5 lbs. each workout though so I can't complain (that's really the one movement that lags badly behind everything else).

As long as I can remain healthy and not stall on the back squat before the end of the month my short-term goal is to squat 235x5 on May 31st. Long term goals are to bench 275, squat 315, and pull 400. I think I'll pull 400 before anything else given my mechanical advantage.

In case anyone was wondering, I deadlift or power clean every other workout. Every other workout between those is usually dead hang pull-up/chin-up, dip, and weighted back ext. assistance work.

As yoda would say: "exciting this linear progression is."
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