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    This morning (Medium Day):

    * SSB w/belt - 340 x 6r x 5s
    * Bench - 245 x 6r x 5s
    * DL - work up to 365 x 1

    Bench was harder than I'd like, but I was resting < 4 minutes between sets. Squats went very well. Lower rest periods, but they moved well.
    On warmups in DL, my upper neck got very tense and started to cause a massive headache. I've had this happen before with referred neck to head pain, so cut it off before the pain got worse.

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    This morning - heavy squats

    SSB + belt = 345 x 8r x 5s

    I was wiped out after these five sets. I can feel considerable upper back fatigue, so I scrapped my bench until later today or maybe tomorrow morning. I think doing ssb before bench is a losing strategy for my bench. There is just nothing left in the tank after these.

    I video'd the second set if you want to have a good laugh:

    SSB squat with belt. 345x8 - YouTube

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    Today:

    SSB w/belt - 345 x 4r x 5s
    Bench - 215 x 7r x 6s
    DL w/belt - 380 x 8r x 3s

    Welp. Made it through today, but the fatigue is really setting in after the last few weeks of pushing hard. I can tell - bench and press have stalled, getting some elbow tendinitis (probably from weighted pullups), and my sleep is more disrupted.
    I'll finish this week up, then deload.

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    SSB w/belt - 345 x 6r x 5s
    Bench - 225 x 5r x 10s
    DL - 135x5, 225x4, 315x3, 365x2, 405x1, (added belt) 425 x 5

    Good day. Not easy, but good. Next week is a deload week, which I desperately need.

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    Deload Week

    Bench - 275 x 3r x 4s
    SSB squat w/belt - 385 x 3 x 3
    Pullups - BW x 15 * - ties PR

    2 days off felt good. After all the volume over the last 4 weeks, it is nice to ramp up the weight a bit. All reps were manageable with at lest 1+ in the tank.
    This is supposed to be a deload week, but I think it'll be more deload/peak. I may want to test my 1RM early next week.

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    Today:

    SSB squat w/belt - 400 x 3 x 3
    Bench - 290 x 3, 3, 2 (Failed 3rd rep)

    Got heavy today, but got the squats pretty well
    I knew bench would be tough. The first 2 sets went well, but just ran outta gas on the third. Oh well. Mission accomplished.
    Will do some press and DL tomorrow, then max out early next week.

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    Press w/belt - 170 x 3 x 3
    Deadlift w/belt - 455 x 5
    BW rows - 20, 16, 13

    Great day today. I planned on 455 for two triples. Third rep went up so nice I went to my (preferred) plan of a single set of 5. I've not been able to do 455 x 5 in so long.... This was a very nice win for an older-ish man that's still trying to hit a few decent lifts.

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    Heavy Squat Day

    SSB w/belt - 350 x 8r x 4s, 350 x 3r x 3s = 41 reps
    Bench - 215 x 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 6, 7, 6 = 68 reps

    Tough workout, but those are the best.
    Decided on squats to cut out the last set and break it into 3 smaller sets. Bench felt good until after the fifth set. Just running out of gas.

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    SSB squat w/belt - 350 x 4r x 5s
    Bench -225 x 5r x 10s
    DL - w/belt - 385 x 8r x 3s

    Good, tough workout.

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    SSB squat w/belt - 355 x 6 x 6
    Bench - 275 x 5 (failed 6th rep), 255 x 3r x 10s
    DL w/belt - 425 x 3r x 5s

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