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    Thought I'd start up a log boys, I dont know if i'll update it regularly - hopefully I will.

    Stats

    Age - 23
    Weight - 228lbs at maybe 22%
    Height - 6'1.5
    Injuries - occasional tendinitis in both arms.
    Current PRs

    squat - 347x5
    Bench - 242 x5x3
    Press - 159 x 5
    DL - 462 x 5
    Power Clean - 176 x3x5 ( only started doing these a little while ago)

    Doing texas method on everything.

    The Routine

    Mon
    Squat 5x5
    Bench/press 5x5
    DL 1x5
    Chins, max reps x4

    Wed
    Squat 2x5 @80 intensity of mon
    Bench/press 3x5
    Powerclean 5x3 (this keeps going up 5lbs per workout, figure the best place for it)


    Fri
    Squat 1x5
    Bench/press 1x5
    Chins 8-10x4 (20lb weight on back)
    Back Extensions (3 working sets across of 10)
    Dips 3 sets till failure


    I'm doing this mainly for critique so please feel free all.
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    Mondays Workout (in Kg's)

    Squat

    142.5kg 5x4

    (couldnt do 5th set, form was breaking down, felt too tough)

    Bench

    111kg 5x2, 4x1 -

    pissed that I missed the last rep, will try again on friday

    DL

    - 210kg x5

    I attempted this before the week before last, got 5 reps, but took too long rest in between. Still not happy though, took a good 30secs in between reps 3, 4 +5. Rip told me to start haltings and rack pulls.

    Chins

    BWx11 x10 x9 x5
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    Wednesday

    Squat


    80kgx5
    100kgx5
    115kgx5x2 all good.

    Press

    40kgx5
    50kgx5
    60kgx3
    68kgx5x3 - pretty hard but kept good form, done with belt. The only exercise i use a belt in...

    Pclean

    60kgx3
    70kgx2
    80kgx3x5 - few dodgy reps, caused my tendonitis to flare up a bit. Didnt quite get the bar racked, instead it came down on my forearms causing the pain in elbows.

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    Friday

    Squat

    90kg x5
    120kgx4
    130kgx3
    145kgx1

    157.5kgx5 - got all five reps, pretty bad Good-morning style, I guess form breakdown is expected when going for fridays set of 5 though... Will post a video of 160 next friday

    Bench
    70kgx5
    90kgx4
    100kgx3

    111kgx5,4(soo close to five!),3 Failed pretty misurably after mondays workout, this is like the third time i've reset the bench and got stuck at around 110kg, I think its time to use the TM programming.

    Chins
    BWx10
    10kgx9,x8,x8 - all went well

    Dips

    BWx14,14,14 - up from 3x12 last friday

    Overall a good workout.

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    Monday

    Squat

    90kgx5
    120kgx4
    130kgx3
    140kgx1

    145kgx5x5

    Couldnt be happier with the way this went, great form, felt my hams really working, felt just right. took 8min breaks in between sets.

    Press

    40kgx5
    50kgx5
    60kgx3

    68.5kgx5x5

    found these pretty hard, I was happy with my form, I must of pulled somthing in my back during squats because my lower left back hurt a little after each set. Form was good and I wore a belt for the work-sets...

    Deadlift

    90kgx5
    130kgx3
    170kgx2
    190kgx1

    210kgx2

    Failed misureably after getting 5 reps last week. I had the idea of going for 2x3, but only made 2 reps on the first, and 1 on the second... I have decided to deload to 180kg, and go up in 5kg till 200, and then go up 2.5kg's till I get back to 210. If the shit still wont go up then, I'll switch to either Haltings and rack pulls, or DL every other week with PowerCleans and Barbell Rows on every other monday.

    Chins

    BWx 12
    x 10
    x 10
    x 6
    Felt pretty fucked from my DL, didnt do anything special with the chins.

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    Wednesday - Recovery

    Squat

    80kg x5
    100kg x4
    110kg x3

    116kg x5x2

    Went pretty well, legs feel really beat up from monday though, usually this goes easier. Might keep weight the same for next week...

    Bench

    70kg x5
    90kg x5

    101kg x5x3

    Went alright, changed programming over to TM for bench now, so didnt try to max.

    Clean

    bar x random amount of warmup reps
    60kg x2
    70kg x1

    82.5kg x3x5

    All reps went well, pretty hard though, taking lots of time in between reps to reset my form. Had a really bad rep where I knocked off an old dartboard on my garage wall and messed up my form, all the weight travelled down directly into my elbow and caused massive tendonitis for like 10mins after. Even when doing perfect form, I get pretty bad tendonitis in my Right arm and shoulder. Sucks man. I will still train through it though.

    Peace.

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    Friday - Intensity

    Squat

    90kgx5
    120kgx4
    130kgx3
    150kgx1

    160kgx0,0,1

    Fail! I finally managed to get one measly rep outta the third attempt, bad form too with knees coming right it... Pissed me off no end.

    I think it might be due to fatigue from DLing on monday, my 5x145kg went really well on monday, it was easy. Maybe this wasnt enough either

    Press

    40kgx5
    50kgx4
    60kgx2
    67.5kgx1

    75kgx3

    Lift went really well, first time trying anything other than 5 on a lift - felt a bit wierd. But form was gr8.


    Chins

    bw x8
    10kg+bw x10
    x9
    x8
    Happy with these those reps are really to failure.


    Dips

    BWx 15
    x 15
    x 15

    Cant wait to get to 3x20 so I can add weight lol.

    If anyones got an Idea of what to do about the fail on the squat i'd like to hear it... I'm thinking of resetting my DL to 180kg and doing that for a set of 5 and another triple at the same weight after. Going back up in 2.5kg's. Seeing how last mondays squats were easy I'm thinking of going up to 147.5 5x5 and then seeing if that pushes me up to 160 on friday.....

    Another side note, I'm getting fucking fat, since I'm a pussy and want girls to fancy me more than I want to be strong, I think I'll have to mess about with the routine for a couple of months by cutting the volume. Basically just trying to lose fat and keep strength....

    I'm thinking...

    Mon squat 2x5 @90% of Friday

    Rest of the lifts as normal, maybe trade DLing for GM's/haltings/rack-pulls/back extensions, etc....

    Wed squat 2x5 @80% of monday'

    Friday squat 2x3 of current 5rm


    It's only the squats that seem to fatigue me, I think I can handle the volume of the rest.

    But first I want to get 160kgs for fuck sake.

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    Sorry I've not updated this shit in a week. Here's the beef. I'm following the 'cutting' routine i've previously mentioned.

    Monday

    Squat

    90kgx5
    120kgx3
    130kgx2
    142.5kgx1

    150kgx4,x3,x4

    These were at 90% of my 5rm, I had hoped for just 2 sets of 5, but i didnt warm up enough and had trouble on my first set. Form was terrible for the first set, but then got better. sets 2 and 3 were better. I got 11 reps total.

    Bench

    70kgx5
    90kgx5
    100kgx2

    105kgx5x5

    Went well, could of maybe done another kg.


    DL

    (down from 210 to 180, but for more volume)

    70kgx5
    130kgx3
    160kgx2

    180kgx5,x3

    These were a joy after coming off of killing myself at 210, a little too easy - perhaps, but its still 90% of my 5rm for 8 reps, I doubt I'll lose any strength,


    Chins

    BWx 13
    x 10
    x 8

    Not impressed with these, quite a bit under my previous pr's

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    Friday - Intensity

    Pretty good workout.

    Squat

    90kgx5
    120kgx4
    135kgx3
    147.5kgx2

    160kgx5

    These were a cunt, some of the hardest squatting i've ever done, form went pretty much to shit, although i managed depth and to keep my knees out, I lost my lumbar extension and ended up driving my ass up and then good-morning the weight at the end, thats the only way i could do it.

    I really have to tape this next time, I dont know if form is bad as in acceptable in a 5RM attempt kind of way, or if i'm seriously putting myself at risk...


    Bench

    80kgx5
    90kgx4
    105kgx3

    113.5kgx3

    Went really well, should probably of done 114.

    Chins

    BWx 7

    10kg x10,10,9

    Happy with these, good strong reps


    Dips

    BW x 16,16,16

    3 sets of 16, happy with this too, getting hard though. I just wanna cut the volume and do some heavy weight.... Gotta wait till 3x20 though....


    I didnt do wednesdays workout, first workout i've missed in months I think. I was playing this game called EvE online. Felt like a right looser

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