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Old 02-10-2013, 11:31 AM   #21
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Squats
45x5x2
105x5
160x3
215x2
270x5x3

Bench Press
45x5x2
125x5
175x3
225x2
255x5x3

Deadlift
115x5x2
175x3
250x2
295x5


I really screwed the pooch on the deadlift today. I would go as far as to say I don't deserve any gains from the pulls I did today. I got an SOS from the office to come back immediately, but I was just setting up the bar. I went ahead and rushed through my deads. Piss poor form, more of a good morning/RDL right from the start. Only enough rest between sets to add weight to the bar. Work set was terrible, and I walked out of there with my spinal erectors doing hula hoops around my spine. Tomorrow is the rest day.

I also accidentally jumped 10lbs instead of 5lbs on the bench today. It worked out though. I really felt like I smashed the 260x5x3. I'm REALLY stoked to get to the end of the cycle to see if I'm ready for that 300 bench. I'm closer to that than the 400 squat for sure. Hell, at this rate, I might make it to a raw 350 bench before a 400 squat. Kinda crazy.
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Prepare. Showing up dehydrated, hungry, and tired will guarantee failure.
Be ready to fight for that grinder of a PR.
Listen and learn. Absorb everything you can, and assimilate that knowledge.

Top Gym lifts:
Squat: 415lbs
Deads: 440lbs
Bench: 315lbs

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:52 AM   #22
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You look darn close to a 300 bench press. Get it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:17 PM   #23
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Squat
45x5x2
110x5
165x3
220x2
275x5x2
275x10 That's definitely a PR. I've lifted more than the 1RM that suggests, but never repped out that much.

I went ahead with the Power Clean + OHP combo. It worked well.
45x5x2
75x5
100x3
120x2
145x5x3

Strict Chins, focus on squeezing the back hard as f#$% during the full ROM.
BWx8
BWx8
BWx8


Out of the gym in 35 minutes. That's gotta be a PR as well. At least for a completed workout.
The combo lift was difficult, but repeatable any day of the week. The very last rep was tough, and form may have been slightly less than ideal, but no body english. I hope I can smash deadlift like this day after tomorrow. I need a mental boost on my deads, they feel stagnant.
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Squat: 415lbs
Deads: 440lbs
Bench: 315lbs
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #24
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:23 PM   #25
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Awesome set of squats! Congrats man!
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Crazy reps! Gittin r done!
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Great work SD! Holy fastness!!! Congrats on the PR and doing so much so quickly! Keep crushin it man!
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:39 AM   #28
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Thanks everyone. I'm feeling pretty good today too! I hit the snooze a few times from staying up too late too many nights in a row. Tonight will be a good sleep night, I hope. No real "pre-DOMS" tightness or ache. I'm itching to get back in and lift tomorrow. I had high hopes for Starting Strength, and it's not letting me down so far 1/4 of the way through.
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Top Gym lifts:
Squat: 415lbs
Deads: 440lbs
Bench: 315lbs
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Yesterday's mental boost is still going strong. All I want to do right now is go try to smash more PRs. Recovery days suck
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Leave your ego at the door.
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Listen and learn. Absorb everything you can, and assimilate that knowledge.

Top Gym lifts:
Squat: 415lbs
Deads: 440lbs
Bench: 315lbs
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Yesterday's mental boost is still going strong. All I want to do right now is go try to smash more PRs. Recovery days suck
Eat, eat, and keep that motivation high.
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