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    SLDL (no belt + chalk + hook grip): 350 x 5, 350 x 5, 350 x 5 (this was WAY easier than last week's 3 sets from hell, no idea why)
    Squat (no belt): 150 x 5 x 2 (light day)
    Press (no belt): 85 x 5 x 2 (light day)
    BW chin-ups: 3, 3, 3

    Morning bodyweight: 230 (ate some mcdonalds late last night)

    Overall, pretty good session. The SLDL went up pretty easily.

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    Squat (no belt + no wraps): 310 x 5 (ID)
    Press (no belt): 152.5 x 2, 152.5 x 2, 152.5 x 2 (failed 1 rep on all sets, its no big deal, I will get it next time)
    BW chin-ups: 3, 3, 3

    No incline bench today. After press, I took it easy.

    On a side note, I really need to start "mobilizing". I know everyone hates that word around here but I would just consider mobilizing to be something that either improves your range of motion and/or reduces or prevents new pain. In my case, my shoulders are starting to feel beat up and they could use a hard lacrosse ball massage. The couch stretch always makes my hips feel better yet I stupidly don't do it. I am almost certain one leg is longer than other, will have to get shim eventually.

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    Squat (no belt): 290 x 5 x 5 (I accidentally raised the weight by 10 instead of 5 pounds on first set... I decided to continue at that weight for 5x5 just to see what would happen. I made all of my sets, I was very surprised. I sure hope Saturday's 320 x 5 goes the same).
    Press (no belt): 130 x 5, 130 x 5, 130 x 5, 130 x 5, 130 x 5
    BW chins: 6, 6, 4 (forgot my belt)

    It's hard to feel like chins are progressing because the weight on the belt has not been moving very much. But I have to keep in mind the fact that my bodyweight is increasing, thus, I am actually getting stronger. Overall, pretty good session.

    Morning bodyweight: 231

    I decided to stop gaining weight at 242 (if I get there) and to keep that weight for the first Fall Classic 2 years from now. I am a little fluffy now and I don't want to gain weight quickly and be fat.

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    SLDL (no belt + hook grip + chalk): 355 x 5, 355 x 5, 355 x 5 (went up easily)
    Squat (no belt): 185 x 5 x 2 (light day)
    Press (no belt): 85 x 5 x 2 (light day)
    BW chins; 4, 4, 4

    Morning bodyweight: 231.2

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    Squat (no belt): 320 x 5 (ID) Last rep was a real grinder and I am unsure if I completely hit depth. I didn't videotape it so I don't know for sure but I have hit depth before even when struggling. It's hard to tell sometimes when you are making a big effort.
    Press (no belt): 152.5 x 3, 152.5 x 3, 152.5 x 2 (The independent sets start now, I will see how it goes with this set/rep scheme!)
    Weighted chin-ups: 17.5 x 4, 12.5 x 5, 7.5 x 4 (last rep, my mouth got to the bar, so close but I didn't count it so I only did 4)
    Incline bench press: 185 x 5, 185 x 5 (lost focus and almost couldn't get the bar off of me, it was scary), 185 x 5

    Chins were a pleasant surprise, I guess I needed a slight break from the weighted work. I hit more reps weighted this workout than before even though my bodyweight has increased.

    Morning bodyweight: 234

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    Press (no belt): 132.5 x 5, 132.5 x 5, 132.5 x 5, 132.5 x 5, 132.5 x 5
    Weighted chin-ups: 17.5 x 5, 15 x 4, 7.5 x 5

    Today I started to track my macros... I am a little fluffy and would like to lose some body fat. I have tracked my macros before but have fallen off of the wagon and didn't get back on. Now Im determined to keep trying, even if I fail every few days. I don't have too much to lose and Im not trying to be totally ripped, I just want to see visible abs. Part of this is for vanity and part of it is what I would consider for professional reasons. I am soon going to be out of school and looking to start a youtube channel / business (among other things) and I need to look the part. I have seen people on the internet harp on Rip because he is a little fat even though at 58? he can deadlift 500. So looking like you lift can be advantageous professionally. Plus, I would like to think that I actually have the discipline to do this rather simple, straightforward thing. If I don't have the will power to not stuff my face, how in the hell would I ever successfully run a business?

    So on this log, I will also list my macros for the day I am posting.

    Monday: 188 P, 353 C, 151 F

    Slowly, but surely, I will get the hang of this. I will be having 2 shakes (maybe 3 on some days) with oats and a fruit included plus a meal each day.

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    I took a little layoff the past 2 weeks. It was done on purpose as I wanted to focus on school and work things, plus I was feeling beat up in general. I treated it like a learning experience and took mental notes of how it felt. First few days - I feel like I am getting weaker. After about a week - I am feeling stronger, like some accumulated fatigue has finally disappeared. After 1 and a half weeks - clear detraining has started to happen. I gained a few pounds of fat, peaking at 238. I thought I would gain more since I still ate a lot but didn't burn anymore calories. After about the 12 days mark, I felt my appetite noticeably lessen. All in all, i'm glad that I did it. my first workout back, done on Tuesday:

    Squat (no belt): 275 x 5 x 5
    Press (no belt): 120 x 5 x 5
    Weighted chin-ups: 12.5 x 4, 12.5 x 4, 12.5 x 3
    Bicep curls: 50 x 10 x 3

    My quads are surprisingly not very sore. My glutes and upper hamstrings and adductors though... sitting on the toilet and getting in and out of my car is an ordeal. I will post later today my second workout of the week. I should also mention that my conditioning (limited as it may from just lifting) had noticeably dropped. It took me a good 6 - 7 minutes to return to normal breathing after the first set of the squats and to feel somewhat recovered.

    Morning bodyweight: 231
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    SLDL (no belt + hook grip + chalk): 335 x 5 x 3
    Press (no belt): 75 x 5 x 2 (very light day)
    BW chins: 1, 1, 1 (light day, my biceps were really sore from the curls, even when I was lifting, I hadn't been doing them)
    Squat (no belt): 135 x 5 x 2 (light day)

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    Squat (no belt): 305 x 5
    Press (no belt): 140 x 3, 140 x 4, 140 x 3 (fairly easy)
    Weighted chins: 12.5 x 2, 12.5 x 3, 12.5 x 3 (my rear deltoids still are very sore)
    Incline bench press: 175 x 5, 175 x 5, 175 x 5
    Barbell curls: 50 x 10 x 3
    Rear lateral raises: 15 (each hand) x 10 x 3
    LTE: 20 (each hand) x 10 x 3 (I will see how these go, I want to get bigger arms for the reasons I cited earlier but these don't feel that great on my right elbow)

    Morning bodyweight: 237

    My strength is starting to come back quickly after my layoff.
    Last edited by BigA; 10-10-2015 at 11:55 AM. Reason: formatiing

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    Squat (no belt): 285 x 5 x 5 (VD)
    Press (no belt): 130 x 5 x 5
    Weighted chin-ups: 12.5 x 5, 12.5 x 3, 12.5 x 3
    Barbell Curls: 3 x 10
    LTE: 3 x 10
    Rear Lateral Raises: 3 x 10

    Strength is coming back quickly.

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