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    Default Quest for the Pythagorean Triple (or 3/4/5)

    • wichita falls texas march seminar date
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    It's long overdue to write this goal down, and time to achieve it. I'm talking wheels here: 315 bench, 405 squat, and 495 dead lift.

    I've run a number of different programs over the years--dicking-around, Starting Strength, Texas method, and a hybrid program devised by Jordan--all achieving some modicum of success. However, I've been feeling a little over-trained and a little stagnant, so I contact Jordan for some revision. He's started me on six weeks of RPE training with rep ranges fluctuating week to week.

    Let's see how this goes...

    Current Stats:

    Age: 33
    Height: 5'9"
    BW: 175
    Squat: 330
    Bench: 275
    Deadlift: 425

    Day 1 - Monday

    SQ: 275x4@8, 295x4@9, 280x4@9
    Bench: 205x4@8, 225x4@8.5, 235x4@9, 220x4@8.5, 220x4@8.5, 220x4@9
    Pendlay Rows: 135x5@7, 205x2@9, 185x4@9, 175x4@9

    My low back is still recovering from the last training cycle, so I expect squats to bump up quickly as it seems to be the limiting factor.

    This was my first time doing Pendlay Rows, and I went a little overboard with my second set. As the movement pattern becomes more ingrained, I hope these numbers rise rapidly.

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    Day 2 - Wednesday

    Deadlift: 295x4@8, 315x4@8.5, 335x4@9, 315x4@8, 315x4@9
    Bench (2s Pause): 185x6@9, 175x6@9
    Squat (3s Tempo): 205x6@8, 225x6@9, 205x6@~9

    Good workout. I really enjoyed the temp squats and felt like my form was rock solid.

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    Day 3 - Friday

    Squat (2s Pause): 205x6@8, 225x6@9, 205x6@9
    Bench (close grip): 135x6@7, 185x6@9, 175x6@8, 175x6@9
    Deadlift (2s Pause): 135x6@7, 205x6@9 - Pussed out and didn't do any back-off sets

    I'm on vacation, staying up late, and drinking too much. Found an NYSC to lift at. It was rough. Paused deads suck.

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    Day 4 - Monday

    Squat: 225x5@7, 280x5@9, 275x5@9,270x5@9 (E1RM 333)
    Bench: 225x5@8.5, 235x5@9.5, 220x5@9 (E1RM 276)

    Squats sucked, probably from walking miles with luggage and hiking far too many flights of stairs. Workout got cut short due to server down client emergency.

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    Day 5 - Wednesday

    Deadlift: 295x5@8, 315x5@8.5, 335x5@9, 315x5@9
    Bench (2s Pause): 185x5@8, 195x5@8.5, 205x5@9, 195x5@9
    SQ (3s Tempo): 225x5@8, 245x5@9, 225x5@9
    Last edited by Laramie Hartmann; 03-20-2014 at 07:10 AM.

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    Day 6 - Friday

    Squats (2s Pause): 205x5@7, 225x5@8, 235x5@8, 245x5@9, 230x5@9
    Bench (Close Grip): 185x5@7, 205x5@9, 195x5@9

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    Day 7 - Monday

    Squats: 225x4@7, 275x4@8, 295x4@8.5, 300x4@9, 275x4@9
    Bench: 205x4@7, 225x4@8.5, 240x4@9.5, 225x4@9
    Pendlay Rows: 135x6@8, 155x6@8.5, 160x6@9

    First time squatting with my new Best Belts belt. Low back seems a bit less fatigued.

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    Day 8 - Wednesday

    Deadlift: 315x3@8, 335x3@9, 315x3@9
    Bench (2s Pause): 155x7@7, 175x7@8, 185x7@9, 175x7@9.5
    Squat (3s Tempo): 205x3@8, 225x7@9

    Deadlifts sucked. I almost dropped my first rep due to an insanely bent bar rolling in my hands. Ended up tweaking my low back, right side.

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    Day 9 - Friday

    Squats (2s Pause): 205x7@7.5, 225x7@8, 245x7@9, 230x7@9.5
    Bench (Close Grip): 185x7@8, 195x7@8.5, 200x7@9, 190x7@10
    Deadlift (2s Pause): 185x7@8, 205x7@9

    I'll probably say this every Friday, but Fuck Paused Deads!

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    starting strength coach development program
    Monday - 3/31/14

    Squats: 225x5@7, 275x5@8, 305x5@10 (PR), 275x5@9
    Bench: 205x5@8, 225x5@8.5, 230x5@9, 210x5@9
    Pendlay Rows: 135x6@7, 155x5@8, 175x5@9.5, 160x5@9
    Last edited by Laramie Hartmann; 04-27-2014 at 07:05 PM.

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