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    The program I am doing is laid out like this:

    Mon:
    Squat 3x5
    Bench 3x5
    Dead 1x5

    Wed:
    Squat (80%) 2x5
    Weighted dips
    Alternate chin/pull ups

    Fri:
    Squat 3x5
    Press: 3x5
    Power Clean: 3x5

    I am a little late starting my log because I started three weeks ago. My former bests were done on 5x5 program, I am dropping volume now. Squat 310, Bench 210, Press 145, Dead 315. I was in the middle of a de load on the squat @ 290. Coming off a rest week I reduced some lifts by 5lbs.

    I am not at the stage where I am trying to gain lots of weight. 5'9" 180ish.

    First week:
    mon: squat: 285 3x5 bench: 205 3x5 dead: 295 5

    wed: squat 230 2x5, dips: 45lbs 3x8, pull ups 3x7

    fri: squat 290 3x5, press 145 3x5, clean 135 3x5

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    Week two:

    mon: squat 295 3x5, bench 210 5,5,3, dead 305

    wed: squat 235 2x5, dips 50lbs 3x8, chin up 8,8,7

    fri: squat 300 3x5, press 150 5,5,4, power clean 140 3x5

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    Squat 305 3x5

    Bench: today I started out at 210 and got 5, then on my second set the gym owner wouldn't spot me unless I put on 225, so I did and got 5, then he got me to try 245, I got 4, then I one rep maxed at 275. It felt great walking out of there today. I didn't really think I was strong enough yet for a 275 bench but I am.

    Deads: 315 1x5. After that work set I was pretty pumped to try and see if I could pull 365, and I did for 1 rep.

    I deviated a little but I definitely gained from it. I am happy to know that I can bench press more than I had predicted my 1rm to be. I will go for 285 next time.

    Those guys psyched me up in there today, and I had a great work out.

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    squat: 245 2x5
    dips: bw + 55lbs 3x8
    pull ups: 7,8,7

    Also biked 15 miles today on a single speed bike in roughly an hour.

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    Friday: was pretty hung over did 2 sets of squats: 310 2x5
    Sat: finished the workout. press: 150 3x5, PC: 145 3x5

    MON: sq: 315 3x5, bench: 225 3x5, dead: 325x5

    Wed sq 250 2x5, dips: bw+60lbs 3x8, chins: 9,8,7

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    fri sq 320 3x5

    press 155 2,4,3

    power clean 150 3x5

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    Dumbass gym owner, I have to say. All this raging macho testosterone fueled bullshit. They should be happy to spot you with whatever weight you have planned to bench. Safety always comes before ego. You're lucky you were stronger than you thought. If a gym owner said that to me, I would start looking for a new gym. You're also lucky that you aren't very advanced in your training career. If you were a more advanced lifter, and someone forced you to attempt 65 lbs more than you were supposed to lift, that would fuck you up for who knows how long.

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    I dunno this guy is a 4x figure champ if he wins again he'll get his pro card. He squats 650 and he has seen me lift. I appreciated the motivation anyways. I think he did that for the exact reasons you said: I am not advanced, and I was stronger than I thought.

    Nothing ventured nothing gained. This is a true iron gym and everyone there pushes each other very hard.

    Anyhow today was a great session:

    squat 325 3x5
    bench 225 3x5
    dead 335 x5

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    squat 260 2x5
    dip bw+65 3x8
    pull up 9,9,8

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    starting strength coach development program
    fri:

    sqaut: 330 3x5
    press: 155 4,4,4
    power clean: 155 3x5

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