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Old 08-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #151
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Push press
95x5
115x3
145x6 - New PR, this felt great. Solid reps, last one was a bit of a grind but went up fairly even.

Back off push press work - I'm trying a 25 rep goal on my assistance work.
115x10
115x8
115x7 - move up 5 pounds next week.

Close Grip Bench press
165x8
165x8
165x8 - 1 rep away from going up 5 pounds next week, but couldn't get it on any of the sets. Nuts. My tris are absolutely fried right now.

I have a love/hate relationship with the push press. I hate that it's such an ass kicker of a lift but I love the size and strength I've gained from it. This was a very good session of press for me. Speed was on, timing and form were solid. I'm finally excited about the push press again.

Question for you gents, is it a good idea to use a 25 rep goal for assistance work? I've noticed it in a few logs but wasn't sure if it was a style that I can use for all assistance work or just a couple of lifts?
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145x6 - New PR, this felt great. Solid reps, last one was a bit of a grind but went up fairly even.
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Question for you gents, is it a good idea to use a 25 rep goal for assistance work? I've noticed it in a few logs but wasn't sure if it was a style that I can use for all assistance work or just a couple of lifts?
I think so yes. Some lifts have unique demands and feel better in higher or lower rep ranges. For assistance work you can certainly go up to 25, or even 30 for some lifts like dumbbell rows were reps are brutally fun.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #153
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Squats
135x5
185x5
225x3
275x3
325x4(wraps and belt) - PR by default as this is territory I haven't lifted really. Got a single at 345 a couple months ago, I think. All solid reps but the 4th was absolutely brutal, nothing left in the tank.

Back off squat(no wraps and no belt) - 20 rep goal
245x8,7,5 (20)- all nice and deep, move up 10 pounds next week

I'm happy with the heavy set, no hitches, form felt good, no butt winking. Can't wait to get my singles up closer to 4 mark. What a beating the squat puts on you. Eating better, lots of protein so recovery should be good. Really sore from yesterdays push press work. Sorest I've been in the shoulders in a LONG time.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #154
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Great squatting all the way around.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:16 PM   #155
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8/23/2012
Bench press
135x5
165x3
185x3
205x3
235x4 - PR!! 225 for 4 was a struggle last week but this set felt great!

Bench press - 20 rep goal
195x8x7x6 (21) - move up 5 pounds next week

standing tri extensions with ez curl bar - 30 rep goal
bar+70x12x11x11 (34) - move up 5 pounds next week

Great session today. Eating more protein has definitely been paying off. Was able to focus very good today as well for some reason, so i'm sure that helped. Loving the progression! Thanks for everybody's help and motivation!
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:27 PM   #156
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Encouragement is one thing, but you're the one putting the bar up every week!

Great work, some awesome PRs lately!
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You are juts killing it lately. Nice big bench PR.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #158
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Deadlift
185x5
225x5
285x3
305x3
335x2
375x4 - PR - while a PR I was expecting 5

BB ROWS 30 Rep goal
135x12,10,10 (32) move up 10 pounds next week

Lat pull Downs
120x10
Had to quit pull downs early.

Decent session. Really wanted 5 reps on the Max dead. 4th went up strong. Middle back was still sore from my squats without belt earlier this week.
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Still a quality step forward. Destroy it next time.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #160
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Push Press
115x5
135x3
155x5 - PR, previous was 145x6 done last week

Back off sets Push Press - 25 rep goal
120x10,8,8 (26) - move up 5 lbs next week

Close grip bench - 25 rep goal
165x9,9,7 (25) - move up 5 lbs next week

Kick ass session on the push press for me!!! Hit ALL goals and moving up in all 3 lifts next week. Hate to be corny but I'm so f***ing jacked right now... Shoulders feel very tender right now, gotta be careful.
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