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Old 09-10-2012, 08:00 AM   #101
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Yeah I've been trying to go heavy the last couple of weeks and its been taking it out of me so it seems to be working. My body seems to be telling me when enough is enough..

Back isn't great. Havent done any work on it since so I'm going to ease myself back in on tuesday for a session and see how that goes
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You're keeping sessions tight and focused, excellent work. And you're also discovering when to stop in order to prevent injury. Good call on the deadlift.
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Looks like a lot of good work. I was wondering about the back too...
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Always good to listen to your bodys cues -- it's very hard to do -- but it's the SMART thing to do! You'll come back and kill it!
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You're keeping sessions tight and focused, excellent work. And you're also discovering when to stop in order to prevent injury. Good call on the deadlift.
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Going to try a few light deadlifts with my back workout tonight.. fingers crossed they'll feel fine
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Flat Barbell Bench Press - 80kg x6, 80kg x6, 85kg x6, 90kg x6, 100kg x3, 105kg x1 *PR*, 110kg x0

Incline Barbell Bench Press - 60kg x8, 70kg x6, 70kg x5, 75kg x4

CGBP - 60kg x8, 70kg x6, 80kg x4, 85kg x3

Dumbbell Flyes - 18kg x8 (4 sets)

Skull Crushers - 30kg x10 (4 sets)

Tricep Pull downs - 18.75 kg x 10 (3 sets)
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Just popped in to see you hit yet another PR, congrats

Were you going for it or did you just decide in the middle of the session? Very good 1RM since you did quite a bit of volume prior to it
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Thanks Kuyt,

I didnt head into the gym with the intention of going for it but chose a 6 rep per set goal in my head and thought I might get as far as 85kg with it but they all felt fine right up to 90 so I said I'd try a double at 100 (my previous PR).. It felt ok and ended up doing a triple so I said feck it I'd try 105. Hopefully I can keep increasing it now as I struggled with my bench press for a long time. I think the switch to dumbbells definitely helped me
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nice PR ,
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moving along nicely on the bench...
just go with smaller jumps of 2.5kg when moving up.

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nice PR ,
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moving along nicely on the bench...
just go with smaller jumps of 2.5kg when moving up.

Will try get someone to video my next bench session..

Trying heavy CGBP to help build the triceps to assist bench..
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