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    July 18, 2016

    Bench @ 250 lbs-3,3,3,3,3 Quick

    Press @ 185 lbs-5,5,5 Rpe 9.5

    Close grip bench @ 265 lbs-8,8,8 Rpe 9.25

    Cable press down @ 15 setting-10,10,10 Rpe 9

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    July 20, 2016
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    Squats @ 415 lbs-5,5,5 RPE 9.5. On the last rep of second set, I dropped way to low ATG so it was a bit of a struggle.

    Rows w/ traps @ 205 lbs-10,10,10 Rpe 9.75 tough

    Chins-14,13,6 Just ran out of gas by 3rd set.

    Dumbbell curls @ 40 lbs-7,7,7 Rpe 10.

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    July 27, 2016
    Bodywt 218 lbs.

    I took a short family trip with kids so no lifting for a week. Hopefully the DOMS doesn't kill me.

    Bench, 1st rep paused @ 295 lbs-5,5,5 Rpe 9

    Press @ 170 lbs-3,3,3,3,3 Rpe 8. Pretty quick with short rest periods.

    Incline dumbbell press @ 75 lbs-10,10,10 Rpe 9

    Decline dumbbell press @ 80 lbs-10,10,10 Rpe 10 and exhausted. I have a hard time getting set up on these. Balance dumbbells while sliding backwards onto decline bench takes as much out of me as the actual pressing.

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    July 28, 2016
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    Squats @ 335 lbs-3,3,3,3,3 Pretty Quick

    Con. Deadlifts @ 415 lbs-5,5,5 RPE 10. These were really exhausting and the real limiting factor was stamina. Gym was hot and not getting much sleep was probably a big part of fatigue.

    SLDL @ 225 lbs-10 Rpe 10 Exhausted

    Shrugs @ 185 lbs- 15,15,15. Rpe 10. I'm shocked that I was able to grind through the whole workout. I was so tired by the end that I felt a bit disoriented and wobbly on my feet.

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    August 1, 2016

    Bench @ 255 lbs-3,3,3,3,3 Pretty quick

    Press @ 195 lbs-3,3,3 Rpe 9.5

    Close grip bench @ 265-8,8,8 Rpe 9.5

    Cable press down @ 15 setting-10,10,10 Rpe 8. I'll have to start using the other more busy cable machine that has more weight as this one maxes out at 15 which I would guess is 150 lbs.


    August 2, 2016
    Bodywt 217 lbs

    Squats @ 445 lbs-3,3,3 Rpe 9.75. I constantly felt off balance on these today. Can't really ascertain the reason.

    Chins-14,14, 10 Ran out of gas by last set.

    Barbell rows w/ straps@ 205 lbs-10,10,10 RPE 10. Very tired by this point.

    Dumbbell curls w/ 40 lbs-8,8,8 RPE 9.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by bustermonkey2 View Post
    Decline dumbbell press @ 80 lbs-10,10,10 Rpe 10 and exhausted. I have a hard time getting set up on these. Balance dumbbells while sliding backwards onto decline bench takes as much out of me as the actual pressing.
    I know what you mean, it's quite a circus trick! Have you tried setting up on the bench with the dumbbells in the bottom position, and then starting the first rep from there? I mean since it's a set of ~10, the weight isn't that heavy that it would be too hard. Maybe trying to balance it in the locked out position takes more out of you than pressing the first rep from the bottom. Might be worth giving it a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seti View Post
    I know what you mean, it's quite a circus trick! Have you tried setting up on the bench with the dumbbells in the bottom position, and then starting the first rep from there? I mean since it's a set of ~10, the weight isn't that heavy that it would be too hard. Maybe trying to balance it in the locked out position takes more out of you than pressing the first rep from the bottom. Might be worth giving it a shot.
    That's kind of how I do it. Grab the dumbbells then maneuver myself backward so my legs are in between the padded leg rest and the decline bench. As I sit back with the dumbbells, I keep the dumbbells against my chest as I slide into place. I then do first rep with dumbbells already in bottom position. After I'm done, I need to drop dumbbells because it's too hard to sit up again and get off equipment while holding them. Honestly, the whole process sucks.

    August 4, 2016.
    My regular gym had its annual cleaning so I had to use the crappy branch gym. This place has it all- thick bars made from melted down soup cans, a bench with a rack position so high I can only reach it through overextension, and a squat rack with permanent safety rails so high that I bang into them every time I hit proper depth.

    Bench, 1st rep paused @ 295 lbs-3,3,3 Rpe 9.25. Due to crappy bench and bar, this felt like 315.

    Press @ 175 lbs-3,3,3 Quick. I called it after this as I was just getting pissed off by the bad equipment.

    August 9, 2016
    Bodywt 219 lbs.

    Squats @ 335 lbs-3,3,3,3,3 Quick

    Conv. Deadlift w/ straps @ 435 lbs-3,3,3 Rpe 9.5. Overall not too bad.

    SLDL @ 225 lbs-10 Rpe 9.5

    Shrugs w/ straps @ 225 lbs-15,15,15 Rpe 9.5

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    August 10, 2016
    Bodywt 217 lbs

    Bench @ 265 lbs-3,3,3,3,3 Pretty quick but it hurts my shoulders to move the weight too quickly on bench.

    Press @ 200 lbs-1,1,2 Last set I just wanted to see where I'm at. I'd say the last set of 2 reps was a RPE 9.75.

    Close grip Bench @ 275-8,8,8 Rpe 10. Right shoulder a bit sore.

    Cable press down @ 180 lbs-10,10,10 Rpe 8

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    Press looking good !

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    Quote Originally Posted by idlehands View Post
    Press looking good !
    Thanks. It's kind of surprising that weight loss has hurt my bench more than my press.

    August 12, 2016
    I was rushed for time so had to keep rest periods short and cut my assistance work down to just 2 sets.


    Squats @ 470 lbs-1,1,1 Rpe 9.5 last set but I could have hit a second rep on sets 1 or 2.

    Chins-15,12

    Barbell row w/ straps @ 210 lbs-10,10 Rpe 9

    Dumbbell Curls w/ 40 lbs-9,9 Rpe 9

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