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    5/8/16

    Squat- 305lbs x5
    Press- 135lbs x3, 145lbs x1, 152.5lbs x2+F, 1+F
    Deadlift- 430lbs x5

    Spent 10 minutes each on squats and deads due to time constraints, but spent around 40 minutes on pressing and those fucking sucked. Last rep of squats was shit and pressing felt shitty, like it did before I fixed it a few weeks ago. Could be from bench volume on Friday.

    5/9/16,

    Went to the gym before shitty security work and did:

    Unrack at rpe 10
    Bench Press- 210lbs x3@8.5, 3@10, 2@10+1@9

    Had to use the shitty benches instead of the power rack, so unracking fucking sucked and fatigued me for the sets. I actually couldn't unrack the third set at first which is why I got 2 and then had to rerack for the last one. Didn't get to do chins, curls, or LTE's.

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    5/11/16,

    Infiltrated the UFC Gym I have a vendetta against. They have 4 platforms now.

    Squat- 275lbs 5x5
    Press- 137.5lbs x5, 4+F, 4, 3+F
    SGDL- 335lbs x4

    Not a lot of time before work and couldn't train after so I did this fast and with no breakfast. Will probably just repeat next week and make sure I stop fucking around with eating enough.

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    5/13/16, Tfw increase in calories works almost immediately

    Bench Press- 195lbs 3x5
    Fronties- 220lbs 3x3
    Power Cleans- 205lbs 5x3
    Curls- 95lbs 3x8

    Took a set off bench since press ID sucked last week, but did a 5lbs jump and it was still pretty ez. Unracking is way easier if I do it with my hips bridged up, then lower them and start my set. Power cleans were way better than last week; important cues I got were to keep my heels down longer and stay over the bar. I also tried to think about the double knee bend even though it's not usually cued, which seemed to help. I am pretty lazy about loading for curls which is why they are always 95.

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    How'd you get your deadlift so far ahead of everything else? Mine is like four ounces ahead of my squat....

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    I think it's partly shit anthropometry for squatting, then being able to pull a lot more in flexion without hurting myself (best pull before the meet was 485x3 flat back), and there was a 6 month period where I couldn't train squats because of back pain so I did them around 225-250 3x5 and did a lot of RDL's/SLDL's while my deadlift was on LP.

    I'm kind of hoping as I get to a decent bodyweight my squats/pressing movements will catch up a little bit.

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    5/15/16, tfw bad at squatting and video editing.

    Squat- 310lbs x2, 2, 1+F
    Press- 145lbs x3@8.5, 150lbs x3@10, 150lbs x3@9, 135lbs x3
    Deadlift- 440lbs x4, 400lbs x5
    Chin Up- 13, 10, 11, 10

    Squats were supposed to be 1x5, so this fucking sucked. Felt weak going into it and my upper back was bothering me on the left side. Presses were better than last week, so I'll keep the bench volume at 3x5 for now. First set at 150 got away from me a bit and had pretty srs layback/mild twisting. Deadlifts were okay; I think next week will be a PR for 5 with a flat back. Chin ups were fine and inordinately fatiguing for whatever reason. Just realized I should've saved this post for after training today...

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    5/16/16,

    Bench Press- 212.5lbs 3x3, 190lbs x4
    Curls- 105lbs x6, 95lbs 3x8
    LTE's- EZ+75lbs 3x8

    First two sets of bench were good, 3rd set went up but there was some srs twisting as my right hip wanted to bridge and left stayed down. Going to keep that in check next time. Heavy set of curls because Andy Baker mentioned it in his forum a bunch of times. LTE's were weirdly fucking hard. Next week will be PR's for every main lift except squats.

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    5/18/16,

    Squat- 265lbs 5x5
    Press- 137.5lbs 5x5
    SGDL- 340lbs x5, straps
    Chin Ups- +55lbs x6

    Got to the gym a little later than planned, so it closed before I could finish chins. Squats felt really good on the first rep of each set and then really hard after, but knees stayed out and back angle was good. Press was ez somehow, although my stance was uneven for one or two sets. I had planned on cutting it off at 3 sets, but they felt so good I figured I could stick with 5x5. Stance is also wider/toes out more to keep the knees locked. SGDL are a pain in the ass and I wasn't looking forward to gripping it so I just used straps. Chin ups are more of a grip exercise than anything else, and my volume on these has been down due to missing them last week and only getting a set in this week. Inb4 my lats shrivel up.

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    5/20/16, 520 blz it

    Fronties- 212.5lbs 3x3
    Bench Press- 197.5lbs 3x5
    Power Cleans- 210lbs 5x3, 220lbs x1, 230lbs x1, 235lbs x1, 240lbs 2xF

    Fronties were beltless and weirdly fucking hard, but my legs feel pretty fresh so I think it was the right choice to cap them at 80% of that reduced VD. Bench Press got easier with each set, although I think I might be slightly crooked which is annoying me. Power cleans were fast and the catch was balanced. Since I was feeling good I wanted 225, but since 220 was so easy I decided to hit singles until I missed. 235 is a 20lbs PR and almost 50% of my flat back deadlift. 240 would've gone up as a full clean if I pulled under, but that's not a thing I do yet.

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    5/22/16,

    Squat- 295lbs x5
    Press- 152.5lbs x3, x4, 145lbs x3
    Deadlift- 445lbs x5, 405lbs x5
    Maybe Chin Ups Later.

    Squats felt way better than they have in weeks. The only change I made today was pointing my toes out more since I think they sort of drifted in over time to around 15 instead of 30. Knees stayed out better and I could feel some nahce hip drahve. Press moved really well today; focusing on bar path and keeping knees locked. My friend filmed a set for IG and every time she is in the gym my presses go well so I need to only press around her. Deadlifts were hard but I think this is a flat back PR for fahve and I should have a good streak of 5's after this, too.

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