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    9/16/2020 ~ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

    Squat
    290x5, 260x5x2

    Press
    150x5, 135x5x2

    Deadlift
    345x3x2

    Weigh Out: 226.2 lbs

    The first squat and press sets were both pretty damn grindy and wore me out. So I opted to modify both lifts' programming to the 1x5, 2x5 @ 90% model for the rest of my LP. I feel I'm closing in on the end here. Been resting ~11 minutes between sets, making appropriate weight jumps, gaining weight and sleeping well.

    Deadlifts felt pretty heavy last time and felt more like a set of three followed by two singles. Rather than re-setting I've opted to move down to 2 sets of triples, which felt really good.

    So I'm sort of running out LP while also starting to "run out" the deadlift TM style. Hopefully these modifications let me continue to put weight on the bar for the next few weeks. I've decided to try to avoid any kind of reset unless absolutely necessary, at which point I will probably just move that lift's programming to TM style.

    I donít think itís bad to ďrun outĒ some of these lifts either, since itíll give me practice handling loads closer to 1RM for the meet.

    Lastly, Iíve decided since Iím making so many advanced novice changes to just go ahead and do the one on, two off schedule as well to reduce frequency. So next workout will be Saturday.
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    9/19/2020 ~10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

    Squat
    235x5x3

    Bench Press
    205x5x3

    Chin Ups
    BW x {8, 6, 6}

    Weight Out: 223.4 lbs

    Was such a beautiful day that I decided to lift in the morning and enjoy the weather. Definitely better today with the 2 days of rest. Iím thinking Iím going to keep the bench to the more traditional novice progression (re: resets) since itís not a competition lift.
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    9/22/2020 ~8:45 PM - 9:35 PM

    Squat
    295x5
    275x2

    Press
    152x4


    Argh. What a frustrating workout. The 295 lb squat just took everything out of me and 275 did not want to cooperate. Moved on to the Press so as not to compromise it and got stuck there too. And to top off the frustration, I finally built myself a plywood platform to lift on and it raised my rack just high enough so my 45s on the press are hitting the rafters and of fucking course the plates are just perfectly aligned with the rafters why on earth would they have fallen somewhere in the 16Ē space between them I mean seriously now I have to move my entire platform over like 4 inches just to be able to lift.

    Whew. After all that just called it a night. Iím thinking a full on Texas Method approach is in order to get things back on track. Mostly because I apparently respond to high intensity by shutting down, so I think it makes sense to have a separate intensity day for me. Not quite sure how Iíll get into that seeing as how itís the middle of the week right now. At this point with only about 7.5 weeks left I need steady progress to get close to my goals. Also I clearly need practice with several sets of singles. Donít want to be gassed at the meet after the first two squat attempts.

    To the drawing board.

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    9/24/2020 ~8:30 PM - 9:45 PM

    Squat
    235x5x3
    8 minutes rest

    Bench Press
    210x5x3
    10 minutes rest

    Chin Ups
    BW x {7, 6, 4}
    5 minutes rest

    Weigh Out: 226.0 lbs

    Bench was a surprise as I was planning to start micro loading tonight. But the warm ups felt pretty strong so I gave it a shot. Glad I did.

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    9/26/2020 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Squat
    295x4 (#5 ended up on the safeties, not the hooks)
    265x5x3

    Press
    152x1
    137x5x3

    Deadlift
    345x1 (second one wouldnít break off the floor)
    315x4

    Rough session today. I decided I want to try to milk the novice gains as much as possible so aimed for 3 sets of 5 on my next weights and didnít do so hot. My recent programming changes probably have something to do with it. In any case, these three lifts have probably been overdue for a reset for some time. Since I had the time I opted to do the first workout of the reset period for these lifts today.

    On the deadlift I probably didnít rest long enough after the failed set. But, it felt way harder than it should have. Iím probably going to drop it another 10%, to 285, and go back to deadlifting every other session, dropping the chin ups.
    Last edited by Eric Schexnayder; 09-26-2020 at 11:12 AM.

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    9/29/2020 ~ 9:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Squat
    270x5x3

    Bench Press
    212x5x3

    Power Clean
    170x3x5

    Weigh Out: 227 lbs

    Good workout. Everything felt strong.

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    10/2/2020 ~ 9:00 PM - 10:20 PM

    Squat
    275x5x3

    Press
    140x5x3

    Deadlift
    315x5

    Weigh Out: 228.4 lbs

    Quick and easy.

    Schedule goofed up due to kiddosí activities + getting adequate sleep for work.

    Trying Friday / Sunday / Tuesday.

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    10/4/2020 ~8:15 PM - 10:45 PM

    Squat
    280x5x3

    Bench Press
    215 X {5, 5, 4}

    Power Clean
    175x3x5

    Weigh Out: 226.4 lbs

    Just barely missed the last rep of the bench press. I think the bar got a little out of balance. Next time for sure.

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    10/6/2020 ~8:15 PM - 9:45 PM

    Squat
    285x5x3

    Press
    142x5x3

    Deadlift
    325x5

    Rough session. Had to rest an additional 5 minutes (total of about 15 min) between squat sets 2 and 3. Last 2 reps of sets 2 & 3 were real grinders. Definitely need the light squat day with this next training week coming up.

    Everything else pretty good. Rep 5 of deadlift was rough. Looking forward to my two days off.

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    I really like the way you reason your way through adjustments from session to session. Kudos for putting in the mental and physical work.

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