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    As mentioned before, I dabbled with taping the highlights of the workout today (ID for Squats). The footage for the intensity squats themselves was from a less than ideal angle. Incidentally, I found a good angle during the back-off sets, of which the videos depict.

    Squats
    375x3x2
    I was going to try for a set of 5 today but I have a cold and I was lacking in both the energy and motivation departments.
    345x5
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F80g...ature=youtu.be
    315x5
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dybq...ature=youtu.be

    Deadlifts
    480x4 (Hook-Grip)
    Although the 5th rep was done, I'm quite sure I hitched it a bit. I hadn't noticed this for about 5 minutes but it seems that my left thumbnail bled profusely after this due to the pressure. Interestingly, I couldn't find where the blood was coming from but I digress.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ledc...ature=youtu.be
    430x5 (Mixed-Grip)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRcS...ature=youtu.be
    430x5 (Hook-Grip)

    Makeshift GHR
    10,8,6,6

    Banded Back Extensions
    10,10,10,10,10
    Last edited by Kain; 09-22-2014 at 12:50 PM.

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    Today was intensity bench press day with the new grip. I probably jumped the gun in going with the weight I was attempting with the prior grip, as I evidently didn't hit the 5th rep mark.

    Bench Press
    315x4
    315x4
    http://youtu.be/njqp1dVLtpU
    I believe this was the 2nd attempt. Either way, I failed at the exact same place on each attempt.
    275x5
    275x5
    I decided to do some back-off sets.
    http://youtu.be/UIQlXrEkeZo

    Press
    170x5x5
    I deloaded on the press a tad and these ended up being a lot easier than I thought they would be. I had two videos but both were cut short due to low battery, so I'll hopefully get some videos up for these next time.

    Chin-Ups
    AMRAPx5

    1-Board Bench Press
    265x5x5
    I decided to work on my explosiveness at the bottom ROM, as half-way up seems to be where I struggle the most.

    If I don't pull-off rep #5 next week, I might have to consider dropping the reps to 3 or deloading a bit and going from there.

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    Volume squat day was quite taxing, but I was ultimately victorious. I trained a little bit later in the day than I usually do but that didn't seem to cause me any problems.

    Squats
    355x5x5 (PR!)
    http://youtu.be/r5SLdh0VtZ8
    This was the last set. Not the prettiest set of the day I'll admit.

    Rack Pulls
    545x5
    http://youtu.be/8DUMWaNztYE
    This isn't the most flattering angle so I'm sorry about that.
    455x5
    455x5

    Banded Back Extensions
    10,10,10

    I'm hoping I'll be victorious with volume bench press tomorrow!

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    Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I had to divide the training into two days.

    Saturday
    Bench Press
    305x5x5
    These were fairly difficult, but in the end each repetition was successfully completed.

    Dynamic Bench (Red Bands)
    175x3x8

    Chin-Ups
    AMRAPx5

    Sunday
    Press
    185x5
    http://youtu.be/-RaaMT57lhI
    190x5 (PR!)
    http://youtu.be/PhwJOBHAEq8

    Paused Bench Press
    245x5x5

    Pull-Ups
    AMRAPX5

    Mentally, I haven't been healthy recently but the press PR was nice. I guess I'll see how squatting goes tomorrow.

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    I was quite fatigued yesterday after having divided the bench press volume day on Saturday and Sunday. That said, intensity squat day was not the worst session I've had.

    Squats
    375x5 (PR!)
    http://youtu.be/jhkRMDpe9og
    I lost tightness on the last rep; I really didn't feel well.
    350x5
    320x5
    http://youtu.be/pX7hK9bf6rg

    Deadlifts
    485x3
    http://youtu.be/6cOkTxQTkAk
    485x3
    http://youtu.be/C3njCPGUZlw
    I was spent after squats so instead of attempting this for a set of 5 I decided to do sets of 3. The last rep of the last set was quite heavy.

    Makeshift GHR
    10,8,8

    Could have been better. Could have been worse. I'm really quite anxious about intensity day bench press. It seems to be a hurdle that I can't get passed.

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    Well that was a pretty solid Intensity Day for bench press!

    Bench Press
    315x5 (PR!)
    http://youtu.be/rMwMFpuezeU
    I wasn't happy with the last repetition. I can now clearly see that I shifted the weight back and forth. Because of this I decided to do it again.

    315x5 (PR!)
    http://youtu.be/YztsqaSDpKw
    There we go! Much better!

    Chin-Ups
    AMRAPx5
    As someone was using the only squat rack at the time, I decided to do these before pressing.

    Press
    175x5x5
    http://youtu.be/Hx3WBzub8fs
    Smooth as butter!

    Paused Bench Press
    250x5x5

    Rows
    135x10x5

    I finally broke through that barrier, so I'm quite pleased. The journey ahead will be more difficult, but thankfully I have some fractional plates on the way to make it more tolerable.

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    I don't know if anyone realised that I was gone, but here is how this past week has been.

    3 October
    Volume Squats
    360x5x5 (PR!)
    These were incredibly difficult.

    Trap-Bar Deadlift
    490x5
    490x5
    490x5
    490x5

    4 October
    Volume Bench Press
    310x5 310x5x2 (Slingshot)
    310x5
    310x4

    Chin-Ups
    AMRAPx5

    Multi-Grip Press
    175x5x5

    6 October
    Intensity Squats
    380x3
    380x3

    Hook-Grip Deadlifts
    485x4
    435x5

    Banded Back Extensions
    10x5

    8 October
    Intensity Bench Press
    320x4
    320x4
    I was really hoping for 5 reps; those fractional plates can't get here soon enough.

    Press
    180x5
    180x5
    180x5
    180x3

    Chin-Ups
    AMRAPX3

    Paused Bench Press
    255x5x5

    Some PRs were made, so I can't be too upset with how abysmally my bench press is going. Hopefully, things will get better soon.

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    This hasn't been a great month or so. I seem to have lost all trace of my appetite and it is greatly affecting my training as a result. I'm just not hungry most of the time. I try to lessen the effects by drinking a metric-tonne of milk, but it has done little to slow the dramatic weight loss I'm currently experiencing. With a modified TM as my training base, this lack of acceptable nutrition has made it virtually impossible to do. I am making more progress with VD than I am with ID, so I decided to switch ID day with a lighter day. I plan on doing this until my eating habits have improved enough to warrant the change to higher intensity training. A lot of decreases in load have been made and I've been playing around the last few weeks. The only workout worth posting is today's VD for bench press (and press).

    Bench Press
    290x5x5
    These felt heavier than usual but that's to be expected at this point.

    Press
    171x5x5
    These were probably the most grueling presses I have ever done. On the other hand my fractional plates arrived last week, so I'm pretty chuffed about that!

    Pull-Ups
    AMRAPX5

    I was beaten to hell after the presses, so I called it a day after pull-ups.

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    After having lost so much strength (and weight) from my seemingly non-existent appetite, I've had to scale back things and work my way up again. I'm also forcing myself to eat more, as I really have been failing miserably here.

    Squats
    315x5x5
    These felt a lot heavier than they should have been, but I suppose it is to be expected with how little I've been eating.

    Makeshift GHR (No Boxes)
    10,8,6,6,6

    Banded Back Extensions
    12,10,10,10,10

    I tweaked my back so deadlifts were a no-no.

    Bench Press
    292x5 292x4
    292x5 292x3
    292x5
    Eh, I was hoping for a bit better of an outcome but I'll take the 3 sets of 5.

    Chin-Ups
    AMRAPx5

    Press
    171.5x4
    Gah! I should have been able to do this for 5!
    171x5
    Funny how that .5 lbs makes all the difference with the press right?

    Paused Multi-Grip Bench Press
    175x8 175x8
    175x8 175x8

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