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    My previous training log can be found here: Alex's Training Log

    I am a 20 year-old male currently studying philosophy at University of Illinois. One day I hope to become a SSC. I finished up my LP a few months ago at 310x5x3 for Squat and have begun to move on to intermediate training. I am currently on Texas Method.

    Stats:
    Male, 20, 6'1", 215

    Best Lifts:
    Squat: 330x5
    Deadlift: 325x5
    Press:125x5, 135x1
    Bench: 185x5

    My main training goal is to reach 405x5 on both the squat and deadlift, as well as 225x5 on the press. Another goal is to get a 1,000 pound total. I am competing in the USSF this spring and will be trying to do my own programming, based on Practical Programming, up to that point.
    Last edited by Alex Ptacek; 01-23-2018 at 07:58 PM.

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    Easy light day of TM. I narrowed my stance slightly. Hard to maintain good technique with low weights for me. Gotta work.

    Squat
    235x5x2
    Bench
    170x5x3
    Chins
    5, 4, 3

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    Terrible training session. Should not have gone drinking. Will be running BBM 12 week press template starting Monday for my meet prep.

    Squat
    320x5
    Press
    130x3, x1
    Deadlift
    320x3, x1

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    First session of the Barbell Medicine press template. Getting used to using RPE. Singles should've been an 8, but they both felt much easier.

    Squat
    335x1 @7.5, 290x5, 280x5
    Press
    135x1 @7, 120x4x2
    Close Grip Incline
    95x10, 105x10, 115x10

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    High bar is garbage. Deadlift technique improving.

    Deadlift
    335x1 @8, 285x5x2
    Bench
    195x1 @8, 170x4x2
    High Bar Squat
    205x10, 225x10

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    2/1
    Enjoy this exercise variation, but I do miss the regular squat and press. :'(

    2ct Paused Squat
    265x4, 275x4, 285x4
    Pin Press
    95x4, 105x4, 115x4, 125x4
    Close Grip Bench
    95x10, 115x10, 135x10

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    4 Day Split is nice. Need to work on regulating my fatigue instead of going full tilt every session. Felt dizzy during my block pulls so I cut it off early.

    Block Pull
    315x4, 335x3, 315x3
    Press
    120x4, 125x5, 130x3, 130x4
    Leg Press
    315x10, 405x10, 425x10

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    Was sick Sunday and Monday so I didn't get to train yesterday. I hate missing sessions, especially now that I'm training for a meet. I overshot my singles today, didn't account for fatigue from my illness which was silly. I didn't get too much weaker, but the volume felt like death. Skipped accessories. Should be back in full strength next week.

    Squat
    340x1 @9, 270x5x5
    Press
    140x1 @10 (misgrooved on my first attempt), 115x5x5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Ptacek View Post
    Was sick Sunday and Monday so I didn't get to train yesterday. I hate missing sessions, especially now that I'm training for a meet. I overshot my singles today, didn't account for fatigue from my illness which was silly. I didn't get too much weaker, but the volume felt like death. Skipped accessories. Should be back in full strength next week.

    Squat
    340x1 @9, 270x5x5
    Press
    140x1 @10 (misgrooved on my first attempt), 115x5x5
    Yeah man Iím the same way. If I get sick the absolute strength is mostly there but thatís it. Any sort of volume and Iím just wrecked. Feel better and keep working!

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    All my e1RM's went down a little this week which sucks, but that should be expected with sickness. Hoping to be back fully next week. I'll be eating like hell.

    Deadlift
    335x1 @8.5, 275x5x5
    Bench
    200x1 @8.5, 165x4x5

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