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    Hi all, this is my first log here. I'm an intermediate lifter and have been lifting on and of since I was fifteen. For the last year or so I've been doing stronglifts 5x5 training program, and so far my stats are as follows:
    Weight 80kg / 175lbs
    Squat 120kg/265 lbs 5x5
    Bench 105kg/ 231 lbs 5x5
    Deadlift 150kg/ 330lbs 1x5

    My program will look something like this:
    Day1 - Squat 5x5; Bench 5x5 + Assistance work
    Day2 - Deadlift 1x3 1x5 1x8; Press 1x5 1x10 + Assistance work
    Day3 - off
    Day4 - Squat 1x5 1x10; Bench 1x5 1x10 + Assistance work
    Day5 - Press 5x5; Power clean 3x3 2x5 + Assistance work
    Day6 - off
    Day7 - off
    I know I know, you should follow the intermediate programs as outlined, train three times a week, bla bla bla, but I just feel like training four times a week. I want to spend more time in the gym, and I just want to train more, and do more volume, without getting overtrained, something like the chaos and pain philosophy.
    So, I will do Squat, Bench and Press twice a week, with one workout being volume and the other intensity, plus a back off set of ten, for no reason at all ^^
    I will increase weight on a weekly basis, 5 pounds every week, maybe 10 at first, to reach my previous numbers.
    Assistance work will probably be some curls, extensions, dips, pulls, chins, probably exercises for the traps and calves as well.
    Nutrition: trying to get this in order and eat as much protein as possible. I'm currently having 5 eggs for breakfast every morning, after training I usually have half a liter of milk and maybe a banana, and for lunch I'll be having some beef. For dinner I eat whatever my mom makes, plus some milk to up the protein, and an hour before bed I have some peanuts. Trying to keep it simple and stay disciplined.
    Anyways, my primary goal is to get much much stronger, strengthen my squat and pack on another 10 pounds of mass as soon as possible.
    Looking forward to keeping an online account!

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    Week one, day one - Tuesday 11th October
    squat 110kg 5x5
    bench 93kg 5x5
    dumbbell flies 11kg 3x10 - these might help with my tight chest muscle. I need to stretch my chest and improve my posture a bit by doing so.
    dips 20kg + chain 3x8
    triceps skullcrushers 30kg 5x10 - wow, haven't done any kind of arm isolation in ages. I'm just gonna keep the weight low, reps high and have fun.

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    Week one, workout 2 - Wednesday 12th October
    squat 70kg 2x5 - just to warm up and help recovery.
    Press 55kg 1x5, 43kg 1x10
    deadlift 145kg 1x3, 130kg 1x5, 120kg 1x8 - wow, never did this much volume, it's insane
    pulls 8,7,6,5,5
    chins 8,8,7
    curls 30kg 3x10, 1x8, 1x6

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    week one, workout 3 - Friday 14th October - light day
    bench 103kg 1x5, 83kg 1x10
    power clean 70kg 3x3
    power snatch 50kg 2x1 - first time ever doing a snach, feels amazing! My technique sucked though.
    barbell shrugs 80kg 3x10

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    week one, workout 4 - Saturday 15th October - Intensity day
    squat 115kg 1x5, 80kg 1x10 - wow, felt great on the 115kg set. Haven't had that much weight on my back in a long time.
    press 50kg 5x5
    dumbell lateral raises 11kg 3x10
    pendlay rows 65kg 3x5
    CG Pulls 8,7,7
    biceps concentration curls 11kg 3x10
    supersetted with
    triceps dumbbell extensions
    11kg 3x10

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    Week two, workout 1 - Tuesday 19th October - Volume day
    squat113kg 5x5 - ripped my shorts completely in the middle of the fifth set. Gave everyone a good laugh in the gym, and myself, lol. Ripped shorts = going deep enough on the squat not like those partial pu***es ^^
    bench95kg 5x5
    dumbbell flies13kg 3x8
    dips23.5kg 3x8 - this is much heavier to do after the bench press.
    triceps skullcrushers 33kg 5x10

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    Good luck with your training!

    I really wonder if you can keep up with that high volume of assistant excercises once the weights on you main lifts get heavier. Recovery might be an issue then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARD View Post
    Good luck with your training!

    I really wonder if you can keep up with that high volume of assistant excercises once the weights on you main lifts get heavier. Recovery might be an issue then.
    tnx, I'll need luck ^^
    I wonder as well, we'll just have to wait and see lol
    Week two, workout 2, Wednesday 19th October - Medium day
    press 58kg 1x4, 45kg 1x10 - ah, man, failed the first set. Probably still tired from yesterday's heavy bench press session.
    deadlift 148kg 1x3, 133kg 1x5, 123kg 1x7 - this killed me.
    pulls 8,7,7
    chins 8,7,7
    barbell curls 30kg 3x10, 2x8 - my forearms got so pumped up I taught they would explode, lol. Hope they grow because of it.
    Heavy training + steak for dinner should produce results, hopefully

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    Week two, workout 3, Friday 21st October - Light Day
    squat 75kg 2x3 - or something like that. The bench was occupied so had to kill some time in the meanwhile.
    bench 105kg 1x5, 85kg 1x10
    power clean 73kg 2x3 - OMG, the technique was never worse! Stopped after two sets because I was worried I would hurt myself. Have to watch some videos of power clean.
    power snatch 50kg 1x1, 2x2 - Still learning the technique, feels nice so far.
    barbell shrugs 90kg 3x8 - I planned to do 5 sets, but my hands hurt me so I had to improvise.
    dumbbell shrugs 30kg 3x8 - in each hand. No pain in these.

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    Week two, workout 4, Saturday 22nd October
    squat 120kg 1x4, 83kg 1x10 - felt burning sensation in the groin area on the third rep of my squat, so i didnt even attempt the fifth rep. Dunno what it was.
    press53kg 5x5
    dumbell standing lateral raises 11kg 3x8
    pendlay rows 68kg 3x5
    pulls - shoulder wdth 8,6,7
    biceps dumbbell curls 11kg 3x10
    supersetted with
    triceps dumbbell extensions 11kg 3x10

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