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    7/30/15

    press
    155x2
    160x0
    155x1
    140x4/4
    135x5

    curls
    70x3x12

    head not in the game. Too much life stress happening atm.

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    7/31/15

    squat
    275x1
    295x1
    315x1
    330x1
    350x1/0 (PR ?) not sure I got depth on the first one. It just seemed to pop up to easy. Felt great compared to every other grindy ass rep. I'm going to tentatively call this a pr and video next time to be sure. I gotta add volume back in soon.

    dead lift
    365x3
    415x1 (PR) this flew up quick. Felt easier than my 365 triple. I could have had 425 today but decided not to get greedy.

    other notes....im approaching a 1000 lb total if we are going to count tng bench. Getting there.

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    8/3/15

    bench
    230x2/2/2/1 (rep PR@230)
    215x3
    185x9(rep PR@185)

    dips
    +45x4/5/5

    chins
    x3
    not feeling the chins today.

    curlzZz
    70x3x12

    experimented with wider grip. Felt pretty strong...i like it. Pinky fingers on the rings.

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    Hey thanks Matt. I think maybe I jumped to singles on squat a little early. I may have been able to grind out triples past 330 but I'm not sure. I got a little impatient after my pulled muscle.

    I may be able to milk out another 5-15 lbs as singles at this point on squat. I think my DL will go up for a while at 5 lbs a week for triples.
    as far as presses go if I don't regress at this point I'll be ok with that. I got a ton of life stress/moving in couple weeks that I'm probably not going to make any drastic programming changes till I can focus on lifting with a clearer head.

    yup volume will have to return soon. I'm leaning towards Texas 4 day split. I will need some micro plates to do that with presses though. I'm still kind of wishy washy about what program to commit to. I have to wait till after the move to make a decision though.

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    8/4/15

    squats
    275x1
    295x1
    315x1
    320x1
    350x0
    315x2
    295x4
    275x5

    everything felt good up until 350. I'm out of my groove. Form feels like its all over the place. I think this is related to decreased volume. I think I'm actually detraining as I have been peaking....not sure if that even makes sense.

    I think I need to deload and work back up using 5 rep sets. I'm unsure of the appropriate weight to start my fives again.

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    8/6/15

    press
    155x2
    160x0
    155x0
    135x5/5
    115x7
    95x10

    well I guess 160 just ain't gonna happen. Need to micro load maybe. I'm gonna call this lift stalled and possibly regressing.

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    8/7/15

    squat
    135x5
    185x5 w/pauses
    225x5
    255x5

    why these feel so hard is beyond me. Everything about my squat sucks and is off. Feels so heavy.
    I just hit 350 for a single a week ago. A month ago I was repping out 330. Balls

    dead lift
    370x3/3
    405x1

    DEL "trainer" yelled at me cause I banged the weights on my first dead lift set. Put it on stupid pads for the remainder. Gonna have to be quieter next time I guess ha ha. I'm not dead lifting off those pads next time.

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    8/10/15

    K.I.S.S WK 1

    bench
    175 5x5

    curls
    70x3x12

    have made my desicion as to my intermediate programming for now. I don't currently have the diet or recovery for Texas method. KISS it is. This is going to be a good re introduction to volume. The offload feels good while still feeling like work. I know this will be getting hard in a few weeks. Not looking toward to 5x5 squats ha....will be good to be getting the volume on them and the practice. I need it I feel like I have forgotten the movement from doing such low volume for so long.

    Other notes....
    I'm going to be doing this for now with an extra day consisting of a press workout and my dead lift is still on an LP and making good progress so I'm not going to fuck with that for now. Deads will keep doing my one or two triples and heavy single for now on Friday.
    Last edited by Merkin Weaver; 08-10-2015 at 12:34 PM.

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    8/11/15

    K.I.S.S WK 1

    squat
    45x10
    135x5
    185x3
    225x1
    245x1
    265x5x5

    tonnage: 8775

    notes....
    I was dreading going in and hitting 265 5x5 based on how the had couple of weeks have felt. I almost bitched out on even going in today.
    I'm glad I didn't. Squats felt great. Snappy with little to no grind. I think running triples and singles had ground me in to the dirt.

    other notes....
    going to track tonnage for warm ups and work sets. I'm not really sure how to use that data but will track it anyways.
    also I was supposed to squat 75% of my 1 rm which would have been 262.5 but I rounded up. I need a way to micro load. Going to try to find some ankle weights or something so I can be more accurate with my percentages. I want to avoid rounding when I can. Actual percentage today was about 76% instead of 75%

    other other notes.....
    working on narrower stance. I have been getting a twinge in my right knee that maybe is from my wide stance I had been using we shall see....should have listened to Gilchrest.

    other other other notes....
    at least I know I'm getting stronger my first 2 times I was at 265 on squat were ball busting hard for 3x5. Nice to be able to bust out same weight 5x5 and have it feel easy ish
    Last edited by Merkin Weaver; 08-11-2015 at 02:49 PM.

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    starting strength coach development program
    8/13/15

    K.I.S.S WK 1

    press
    45x10
    65x5
    85x3
    100x1
    120x5x5

    total press tonnage:4130

    curls
    70x3x12

    pushdowns
    160x3x12

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