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    In the 4th week of the program and really enjoying it. Had to dial things back a little on the press, my increases were too big and hopefully I've got things squared away. Current 5RM for the lifts:

    Squat: 143 pounds
    Press: 73 pounds (dropped back to 65 pounds)
    Bench press: 110 pounds
    Deadlift: 180 pounds
    Clean: 83 pounds

    Condition 3 x per week, usually push the Butcher or a kettlebell complex. Usually keeping it under 8 minutes unless I'm pushing the sled, then I rest as needed between pushes.

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    Welcome! I can't wait to read your log.

    My son is only a few years younger than you.

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    Squats: 145 x 5 x3

    Bench Press. 112 x5 x 3

    Ring dips. 3,3,3

    Ring dips are much harder than regular dips! I feel a reset coming in the bench, hoping to get one more week of progress.

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    This is going to be very interesting. Are you doing high, or low bar squats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADay View Post
    Squats: 145 x 5 x3

    Bench Press. 112 x5 x 3

    Ring dips. 3,3,3

    Ring dips are much harder than regular dips! I feel a reset coming in the bench, hoping to get one more week of progress.
    While I have never done ring dips before, I have heard coaches saying it can be dangerous for the shoulders in case you lose balance. I'd stick to regular dips if I were in your situation. How much to you weight, if you don't mind me asking?

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    5'8", weigh 160 pounds. I actually have some experience with ring dips but will exercise caution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Emaciated Freak View Post
    This is going to be very interesting. Are you doing high, or low bar squats?
    Low bar squats.

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    Default Birthday training

    Today I'm officially 42. Yay for me.

    Deadlift: worked up to 180 pounds for a set of 5. Thought I had done 180 but my training log said 175 so 180 it was.

    Pullups: 9, 7, 6. Strict, unassisted. I was pretty stoked, have NEVER done 9.

    5 hill sprints.

    Leaving for vacation so I'll be doing a lot of mountain biking for the next week. No running though, maybe some hiking but NO RUNNING

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    Happy Birfday.

    Hill sprints are evil but have a lot of conditioning "bang for the buck" or so I'm finding.

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    20 miles on the mountain bike today. Half of the ride was tough and half was a pure blast. I am finally getting comfortable with the clip less pedals going fast over rocks etc. Need to learn to hop logs now. I KNOW that riding may be counterproductive to lifting but it is fun and I am on vacation so I will do it again tomorrow.

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