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    How's everyone doing? I've been following the site for awhile now and I figured I would post my training log. I've been training with John Sheaffer and Bony at Greyskull since June 2010 and I've made incredible gains. I went to John for a consult and some help with the lifts, got invited to join the crew and I did. I started on a SS style linear progression. I had some previous lifting experience, but nothing very serious. I ran out the linear progression and reset all my lifts a few times, except for the deadlift. I started with a pretty conservative weight on the deadlift and I haven't stalled on it yet. In September I switched to the powerbuilding program. My upper body is lagging in strength and size so we thought this program would be a good fit for me at this point. I'll do a quick recap in this post.

    I'm 6ft 1in tall although Bony thinks i'm about 5ft 9in.
    I was 215lbs before I started at Greyskull.
    At the end of August I was about 245lbs
    Currently I'm pushing 260lbs.

    Pre-Greyskull Bests:
    Press 135 x 1
    Bench ?
    Squat 290 x 1
    Deadlift 405 x 1

    End of linear progression bests: (I haven't gone for a PR on a single since i started)
    Press 135 x 4, 5, 5
    Bench 170 x 5, 5, 5
    Squat 325 x 5, 275 x 12
    Deadlift 375 x 5

    September was a good month for feeling out the weights and rep ranges of the program, I won't bore you with those details, but i'll start with my october workouts in the next post.

    Pete
    Last edited by Petenerd; 10-15-2010 at 09:56 AM.

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    October Recap
    10-1-10
    Close Grip Bench:
    155lbs x 6
    135lbs x 14

    Bicep Curl- Rest Pause:
    50lbs on EZ-curl bar: 17, 9, 7
    Still feeling out the weights on this

    Squat Day, but not feeling it

    10-4-10
    Incline Bench:
    170lbs x 7
    155lbs x 13

    Bicep Curl rest pause:
    60lbs x 13, 8, 5

    Squat:
    275lbs x 14

    10-6-10
    Pre-exhausted press:
    115lbs x 10
    125lbs x 9

    Yates Row:
    225lbs x 13
    245lbs x 10
    Need to go up in weight on these, now that I have the technique a little more figured out

    Deadlift:
    395lbs x 6
    335lbs x 11
    Need to move up in weight on deadlifts too, approaching the end of the rep ranges

    10-11-10
    Incline Bench:
    175lbs x 6
    160lbs x 10

    Bicep Curl Rest Pause:
    60lbs x 15, 9, 6

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    10-13-10
    Pre exhausted Press;
    125 x 9
    115 x 11
    need to move up in weight for sure

    Yates Row:
    250lbs x 10
    235lbs x 11
    Should move up in weight a bit on these

    Deadlift:
    400 x 8
    405 x 6
    Had no idea 400 was going to go up for 8, looks like i'll start with 405 or 410 next time

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    I am glad I peer-pressured you into making this log.

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    70 days till Christmas Petey....70 days!!

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    10-15-10
    Close Grip Bench:
    160 x 9
    170 x 8

    Bicep Curls:
    65 x 12, 5, 4

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    10-18-10
    Incline Bench:
    175 x 9
    180 x 7

    Bicep Curls:
    65 x 13, 6, 5

    Squat:
    275 x 12

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    10-22-10
    Close Grip Bench:
    180 x 6
    170 x 8

    Curls:
    65 x 15, 6, 6

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    10-25-10
    Incline Bench:
    185 x 7
    175 x 10

    Curls:
    70 x 12, 5, 4

    Squat:
    275 x 15

    Trying to get into the habit of doing the squats again, they are brutal, but i'm sure if I keep doing them regularly that I will adapt more.

    Pete

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