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    Happy with a squat PR. Press is frustrating, but coach is gonna fix me up.

    Squat
    330x5x3
    Press
    135x3, x2, x1, x0
    Deadlift
    320x5

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    This is the end of LP. Sad, sad day.

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    335x5, x3x2
    Bench
    165x5x5
    Chins
    5, 4, 4

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    Great work, Alex! Those numbers are nothing to sniff at.

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    Thanks, man! Iím very happy with how strong Iíve gotten and how much my form has improved.

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    Fuck. Not sure what happened on deads.

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    290x5x3
    Press
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    Deadlift
    325x3

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    FWIW, it happens to me around that weight too; there is no earthly way 320x5 is cake and 325 for 5 isnít doable. My issues were/are:

    Hands: i have smaller hands and so even minor differences in hand-bar junction have a big impact

    Perception of weight: this is dumb, but knowing that I can lift more than a given weight for a single really helps me get a given weight for reps.

    I imagine thereís accumulated fatigue from the last few weeks too.

    In any case, youíre in good coaching hands and one off day isnít anything to be concerned with. Keep up the work and youíll fly past this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Goldstein View Post
    FWIW, it happens to me around that weight too; there is no earthly way 320x5 is cake and 325 for 5 isn’t doable. My issues were/are:

    Hands: i have smaller hands and so even minor differences in hand-bar junction have a big impact

    Perception of weight: this is dumb, but knowing that I can lift more than a given weight for a single really helps me get a given weight for reps.

    I imagine there’s accumulated fatigue from the last few weeks too.

    In any case, you’re in good coaching hands and one off day isn’t anything to be concerned with. Keep up the work and you’ll fly past this
    Hey, thanks man. Yes it is mostly in my head with a little bit of fatigue. My coach is helping me push through mental stress and fear as well. This happened with my 335 on Monday as well. That was just about where my last heavy set on TM was. I did my first set of 5, and then quit at 3 on both of the following sets. I just quit.

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    At least don't beat yourself up over it.

    Also, more stones than I to go wading into E&P. oof, what a shit show.

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    You're doing great. I wish I had discovered this at 20--you're way ahead of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Goldstein View Post
    At least don't beat yourself up over it.

    Also, more stones than I to go wading into E&P. oof, what a shit show.
    Yeah, I've had lots of trouble with anxiety in the past. My biggest hurdle is mental and I usually dwell on training failures a lot. I'm working with coach to fix that.

    I think I'm done with E&P. More headaches than it's worth.

    Quote Originally Posted by codger View Post
    You're doing great. I wish I had discovered this at 20--you're way ahead of the game.
    Appreciate it, man. I wish I had discovered it sooner! I should be squatting 600 by now!

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