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    Iím a 26 year old high school teacher from Australia. Under the tutelage of the great Jordan Feigenbaum I competed in my first meet back in May of this year and totaled a paltry 495kg at 81kg. Since then, I fell in love with the most beautiful woman, finished university and commenced working as a high school teacher. My training during this time has suffered a period of significant stagnation and the purpose of keeping this log is to help turn that shit around.

    My best competition lifts are:

    Squat: 170kg
    Bench: 112.5kg
    Dead: 212.5kg

    Iím not currently a client of Jordanís, however, I am running the block periodizaton learned while under his guidance. So, Iíve started this next cycle with conservative maxes and am determined to get back on track and start making some serious progress.

    All weights in kilos.

    Monday 21/10/2013

    Macros: 246/385/79

    - Bench: 92.5 x 1/82.5 x 5 x 5 (first and last reps paused)
    - Incline: 75 x 4 x 6 (done with a pretty narrow grip)
    - GPP: Weighted Chin/Tricep Extension/BB Curl/DB Lateral x 5 x 8

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    That's my dude. Time to pile on some weights homey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Feigenbaum View Post
    That's my dude. Time to pile on some weights homey!
    Thanks bro. Should never have lost faith in the first place.

    Tuesday 22/10/2013

    Macros: 229/580/69

    - Squat: 135 x 1/120 x 5 x 5
    - Rack Pull (mid shin): 140 x 4 x 6
    - GPP: Banded GM/GHR Sit Up/KB Swing/Box Jump x 5 x 10
    - Rower: 6 20s rower sprints 1:40s rest

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    Thursday 24/10/2013

    Macros: 241/393/77

    - Press: 65 x 1/60 x 5 x 5
    - Close Grip Bench: 87.5 x 4 x 6
    - GPP: DB Row/Dip/DB Curl/Push Down x 5 x 10

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    If you can, push the assistance work - even if it's for one or two sets. Try to get the tonnage to move up each week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Feigenbaum View Post
    If you can, push the assistance work - even if it's for one or two sets. Try to get the tonnage to move up each week.
    Do you mean hitting one or two limit sets, before dropping the weight a bit to complete the remaining sets? I did try and start reasonably light so that I could push the weights up in weeks 2 and 3 of the block.

    Friday 24/10/2013

    Macros: 221/592/66

    - Deadlift: 175 x 1/155 x 5 x 5
    - Safety Bar Squat: 110 x 4 x 6
    - GPP: GHR/GHD Sit Up/KB Swing/Box Jump x 5 x 10
    - Prowler: 8 20s prowler sprints 1:40s rest

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    Do you mean hitting one or two limit sets, before dropping the weight a bit to complete the remaining sets? I did try and start reasonably light so that I could push the weights up in weeks 2 and 3 of the block.
    Correct. You might feel awesome one week or day and complete them all at a higher weight than you think.

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    Monday 28/10/2013

    Macros: 241/398/79

    - Bench: 96 x 1/85 x 5 x 5 (first and last reps paused)
    - Incline: 80 x 4 x 6
    - Weighted Chin: 30 x 8/25 x 8,6
    - GPP:Tricep Extension/BB Curl/DB Lateral x 6 x 10

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    Tuesday 29/10/2013

    Macros: 218/597/63

    - Squat: 140 x 1/125 x 5 x 5
    - SLDL: 100 x 6/110 x 3 x 6
    - GPP: Banded GM/GHR Sit Up/KB Swing/Box Jump x 6 x 10
    - Rower: 6 20s rower sprints 1:40s rest

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