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    Monday 2/15/2021

    Weigh-In: 281.6

    Bench Press 220x5x1
    Seated Dumbbell Press 37x10x3
    Lying Triceps Extensions 56x14x3

    I think I've been losing weight too fast, need to pump the brakes a bit. Bench press came very close to failing on rep 5, it got hung up a bit off the chest. I'm thinking I may reduce the weight by 5 pounds on tomorrow's squat work set. I don't have a setup with safeties in my basement. If I go down with a weight that it turns out I can't come back up with, I am in big trouble. Better safe than sorry.

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    Tuesday 2/16/2021

    Squat 280x5x1
    Pulldowns 155x10x3
    Barbell Curls 46x14x3
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    Thursday 2/18/2021

    Seated Overhead Press 135x5x1
    Dumbbell Bench 47x10x3
    Dumbbell Incline 37x10x3

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    Friday 2/19/2021

    Deadlift 325x5x1
    Leg Extensions 52.5x14x3
    Leg Curls 52.2x14x3

    Deadlift actually went really well. I think it was because I ate a little better mid-week because I was starting to worry about cutting too fast.

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    Monday 2/22/2021

    Weigh-in: 279.8 pounds

    Bench Press 220x5x1
    Seated Dumbbell Press 37x11x3
    Lying Triceps Extensions 56x15x3

    Bit of a disappointing weigh-in, probably overcompensated for the bigger drop last week. Eating a ton of chili my girlfriend made last Wednesday probably didn't help, but damn it was tasty.

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    Tuesday 2/23/2021

    Squat 280x5x1
    Pulldowns 155x11x3
    Barbell Curls 46x15x3

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    Thursday 2/25/2021

    Seated Overhead Press 135x5x1
    Dumbbell Bench 47x11x3
    Dumbbell Incline 37x11x3

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    Friday 2/26/2021

    Deadlift 325x5x1
    Leg Extensions 52.5x15x3
    Leg Curls 52.5x15x3

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    Monday 3/1/2021

    Weigh-In: 275.8 pounds

    Bench Press 220x5x1
    Seated Dumbbell Press 37x12x2, x10x1 (failed)
    Lying Triceps Extensions 57x12x3

    I'm starting to wonder if I bought not such a great scale. I tried to weigh myself several times in one go this morning. The lowest I got was 275.8, but I got as high as 278. It seems to vary wildly from small details like where I'm centered on the thing. Failed on the last set of dumbbell presses, I am thinking the assistance work is not so valuable to this program. I'm going to try and replace it for the rest of this week and for the rest of the month if the substitutions don't cause any issues.

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    Wednesday 3/3/2021

    Squat 280x5x1

    Obviously, I don't usually do wednesday, but I missed yesterday's workout. I've been dealing with an ongoing saga that began with me burning the roof of my mouth and has led to me now having a ton of swelling in the gum tissue. Yesterday I was tired, cold, and my gums hurt like a sunuvabitch. But I didn't want to leave out my heavy squat set, so I did it today. Still feeling rotten from the swelling, but at least not cold and tired anymore. If I'd been feeling better I would've also done pulldowns (the one assistance exercise I've been doing I actually want to keep) and worked up to a conservative weight for adding in some power cleans. I need more practice with those.

    Squat was rough at the very end, I think I may have had the belt too tight. I went to 8 notches today, it felt alright on the last warm up so I went ahead with it on the work set. Started getting that "squat morning" effect more and more as the set went on, until I got to the last rep, and my upper body got so horizontal I had to pull the bar as hard as I could down onto my shoulders to keep it from rolling onto my neck. This happens a lot when I'm really pushing against my limits. I think it might be because of the bar I'm working with (it's shorter than a real bar). That squat camp on the 21st can't come soon enough, I'm looking forward to having my squat professionally coached for the first time.

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