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Old 07-12-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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A quote from my previous journal on 4/29/12...
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I can't think of a better title for my new log, and for that I apologize. Neither can I think of a worse title, and for that I am grateful.
I thought of a better title, so I'm starting a new journal. That and my old journal got hosed up a few entries ago. I tried to go back and edit, but I lost the ability to edit my own older posts, so...

Anyway, same protocol (modified 531 with a focus on singles on waves 1 & 3). I'm gonna run that way for now, but I'm smelling a Smolov bench cycle sometime down the road.

Wednesday, 7/11/12

Cycle III Wave 1 Workout A

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45x5
115x5
140x5
175x3
205x3
235x3
265x3
280x1
300x1
300x1

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Leg Press
340x20x2
340x15
Prone Leg Curls
105x8x2
105x5
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:29 AM   #2
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Nice! You are full of surprises. That's some sick squat singles, much less the leg press.

I'm really tempted by a smolov bench (press) cycle myself! You're my stalking horse, if it works for you, I feel good in trying it.

Rock on.
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nice squats val!
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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I would have had enough after the squats. Nice one.
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Bogdan smells Smolov! Likey.
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Leg Press
400x20x2
400x15
Prone Leg Curls
105x8x2
105x5
Could someone please edit my first post? In the interest of "No B.S. and No e-stats," the leg presses should read:
340x20x2
340x15

I'm very sorry for the error. Not a good way to kick off a new log.

I'll resume posting as soon as this matter gets cleared up.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:32 AM   #7
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Thank you. I've got the rest of my first wave to log, but time is pinchy this evening. Maybe later tonight (after hockey practice), or tomorow (after hockey practice). BtB, we used to be able to edit our own posts indefinately. What happened to that feature?

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Nice! You are full of surprises. That's some sick squat singles, much less the leg press.

I'm really tempted by a smolov bench (press) cycle myself! You're my stalking horse, if it works for you, I feel good in trying it.

Rock on.
Thank you, Mike. We'll see how it goes.

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nice squats val!
Thank you, jslep. They're getting up to respectable now. I should be at a PR in a couple of weeks.

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I would have had enough after the squats. Nice one.
I tell you, THIS session about did me in. I was as sore as I've ever been for four days. I was careful to stretch out very thoroughly afterwards too. Maybe that had something to do with the soreness.

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Bogdan smells Smolov! Likey.
Well, as long as Bogdan doesn't smell LIKE Smolov, then we're fine. I've got to study some other journals, and figure out just how to morph the Smolov concept into what I'm doing now. I hate to give up heavy deads and squats. Overhead presses I could trade in for now. Anyway, its being chewed on right now. Maybe another cycle or two of the straight 531 variant.
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Thank you. I've got the rest of my first wave to log, but time is pinchy this evening. Maybe later tonight (after hockey practice), or tomorow (after hockey practice). BtB, we used to be able to edit our own posts indefinately. What happened to that feature?
Spammers. They started to go back and edit posts from 6 months ago.

I'm considering changing the edit time to a week, perhaps longer.
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