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    Been kind of away from logging recently on my usual logging sites for personal reasons, but getting back into it.

    PRs:
    135x6 bench press, tap and go
    220x6 low bar squat, narrow
    250x12 conventional deadlift

    Bodyweight: can't get access to a scale at a consistent time, but I'm about 135-138lbs recently.

    I would say the program has been working pretty good, but accidently taking a 20lb jump on a previous deadlift workout (jumped from 250x9 to 270x6 by accident) made it stall too early (275x3 with bad back rounding on the 3rd rep). The 12 rep deadlift workout was awesome (and brutal) because my school's basketball team watched me rep out a weight they couldn't even lift once lol.
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    Also, the routine i originally posted "evolved" into this one after figuring out I wanted to build some arms as a secondary goal and that squatting 1.5x a week wasn't enough for me (2x is perfect):

    Mon-
    Bench 2x5, 1x5+
    Weighted Chins 2x6-10 (add reps, or sets when that doesn't work, once rep range is maxed add 15-20lbs)
    Squat 2x5, 1x5+

    Wed-
    Bench 2x5, 1x5+
    Curls for the gurls 2x12-20 (add reps, or sets when that doesn't work, once rep range is maxed use heavier dumbbells)
    Deadlift 1x5+

    Fri-
    Same as monday

    and daily band pull aparts for shoulder health
    Last edited by PowerDaClean; 01-16-2015 at 10:19 PM. Reason: wrong rear delt exercise

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    BENCH
    45x5
    50x5
    65x4
    85x3
    105x2
    115x1

    130x5 @8.5
    130x5 @8
    130x9 @10 (failed 10th)

    CHIN-UPS
    BWx3
    (BW+10)x7 @9.5
    (BW+10)x7 @10

    SQUAT
    45x5x2
    65x5
    115x4
    155x3
    180x2
    205x1

    225x5 @9
    225x5 @9.5
    225x6 @9.5

    Comments: Squat, bench and chin game on point today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerDaClean View Post
    130x5 @8.5
    130x5 @8
    130x9 @10
    What sort of RPE scale are you using?

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    trying to learn how to accurately measure RPE. It has no effect on the training whatsoever.

    Also sometimes I'll pull a few extra reps out my ass when the first 2 sets felt hard.
    Last edited by PowerDaClean; 01-20-2015 at 07:35 PM.

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    Yeah, I'm figuring out my RPE now. Looking back, there's no way I ever would have been accurate in my LP since your RPE fluctuates so much as a novice. You aren't going for failure on the last set though right?

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    I try not to.

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    Yeah, don't. I found failures to be very bad for me, especially the bench.

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    I usually miss reps due to my tightness decreasing as the reps get high. One time however I lost the tightness in my shoulders but I still grinded it up, rpe 11 style.

    Also, today I have sore ankles, any particular reason for that?

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