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Old 05-20-2013, 11:51 AM   #121
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Squat
5x115
5x145
5x175
5x205
5x235

Bench
5x115
5x145
5x175
5x205
3x230 - goal was 5, failed again on 4th rep.

Row
5x85
5x95
5x105
5x115
5x125

SLD
10x115
10x135
10x145
Haven't done these in awhile so this is was more of a gauge.

5x weighted hypers
5x dips

Some thoughts:
Bench stalled again at 230. I've been using a 5x5 program for months and the progress has been great so this was bound to happen. I reset the bench, bumped up my cal intake and things like that since I had put on weight. My weight jumped immediately 2lbs in less than 2 weeks once I upped calories by 300/day. I think my body was starving haha.

The advice I've received has been once a 5x5 program stalls, which 3 of my 5 lifts have in the past month even after resets. Just to switch to a 5/3/1 or rep progression scheme, but keep the same lifts.

For my assisstance exercises, I need to be more diligent tracking my progression on them as I am on my compound lifts.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:00 PM   #122
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Nice session. You might just be needing a break from the 5x5.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:52 AM   #123
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:59 AM   #124
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Nice session. You might just be needing a break from the 5x5.
I think so, but I'm going to keep benching, squatting and deadlifting as staples in any workout I choose.

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nice work jiorio.
Thanks, Lee.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:19 PM   #125
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Deadlifts
warm ups
5x135
5x175
3x185
working sets
5x195
5x225
10x255

Box Squats
10x115
10x125
10x135

Leg Curls
3x10x180

2 cycles of:
10 weighted hypers
10 decline weighted sit ups
10 hanging leg raises
20 side bends with 45lbs dumb bells

Workout was a lot of fun, pulls are a blast
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good work, the higher reps make a nice change from the 5x5.
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good work, the higher reps make a nice change from the 5x5.
Thanks, it felt great taking the constraint off of a max rep range and just pulling till I was out of gas.
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