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    Press (I)
    +1.5 139x5x1
    2-3m rest...reps were 9.5ish until an @10 3rd...closer to the 3m rest before last 2 reps and they moved better. Heavy 45s so the actual weight was 141.2 making this my first time cracking the 140 barrier!.

    Bench (V)
    +2.5 182.5x5x5
    4-5m rest...first 3 sets @8-8.5, last 2 @9-9.5.

    Chins
    5x5
    Due to time and energy, I think I need to chill a little on trying to get my total reps up (was getting close to 40) and just maintain 25-30 reps bw and 10-15 weighted as my bw hopefully starts going up again (really need to get my bw going up again to 215-220 range to get all lifts moving again, I think).

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    211.0

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    265x2,xF. 265x2x2
    Hit this weight for 2 triples last week, so some more regression. 3rd rep didn't even move out an inch out of the hole. 2nd set rpe 10, 3rd set moved the best and felt @9. I don't even think I need another heavy day to tell me this lower stress experiment has failed. My new thoughts are 4 sets on heavy day instead of 3...something like:
    Week 1: 5rm + 3x5 backoff
    Week 2: 3rm + 3x5 backoff
    Week 3: 1rm + 3x5 backoff
    Keeping backoff weight consistent for all 3 weeks and upping it each "cycle". Thoughts?.


    Deadlift
    +5 320x5, 275x5, 240x5 (beltless and DOH)
    320 ties my 5rm and was @10.

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    210.4

    Bench (I)
    +2.5 205x3
    6-7s grind on the 3rd rep...ties my 1rm but I'm 10 lb heavier now. Son woke up and I didn't get back into garage for 35m so no way I was trying a second set.

    Press (V)
    +1 122.5x4, x5, x4, x5, x4
    Each set of 4 included a failed 5th attempt. 1st set I misgrooved out in front, 3rd set I didn't rest long enough, 5th set I just didn't have enough in the tank. The 2 successful sets are 5rms and actually moved pretty decently. Need to repeat this weight for sure.

    Chins
    5x2 w/ +25 lbs
    Had to get these done fairly quickly (under 15m) as I was out of time.

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    210.6 keep thinking I'm gonna wake up 1 of these days at be 215 with the amounts I'm consuming

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    255x3, 245x5, 225x2x5
    This lift has me so flustered that I couldn't even successfully deload and start my new programming. The 3rd rep was very hard, and I gave up on the 4th on the descent and just lowered it to the safeties. Not even a legit fail. Idk if it felt off or I just pansied out. 245 was @9.5. First 225 set was @6 and second was @7.5. I'll use the 245 as my 5, go for 265x3 next week, and 285x1 the following, keeping backoffs consistent through the cycle. Then I'll up everything 5 lb and try it again and pray that it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agilic View Post
    210.6 keep thinking I'm gonna wake up 1 of these days at be 215 with the amounts I'm consuming

    Squat (H)
    255x3, 245x5, 225x2x5
    This lift has me so flustered that I couldn't even successfully deload and start my new programming. The 3rd rep was very hard, and I gave up on the 4th on the descent and just lowered it to the safeties. Not even a legit fail. Idk if it felt off or I just pansied out. 245 was @9.5. First 225 set was @6 and second was @7.5. I'll use the 245 as my 5, go for 265x3 next week, and 285x1 the following, keeping backoffs consistent through the cycle. Then I'll up everything 5 lb and try it again and pray that it works.
    Are you squatting 3x week? I'll tell you what, for me at least, doing 2x a week (Mon and Fri) this go around I really think was the deal breaker for me.

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    Deal breaker as in not enough or it's working for you? I only squat twice per week Tues and Fri. Felt like I wasn't recovering so I tried lower intensity (backoffs instead of sets across) since that seemed to work well for you, but now that I'm back near my stall weights I'm actually regressing a little, so I'm going to try a higher volume approach with an added set (rep range rotation 5/3/1 for top set with 3x5 Backoff), so 4 total sets instead of 3. Just trying to find that magical balance I guess.

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    You're younger and stronger than me, but I do know the frustration of SQ stalls. I saw your other thread about an SSC. Does the soon to come SSC online coaching appeal to you? Not sure what pricing is, or if they can do a one-time session. Live coaching is always the first choice if at all possible.

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    Agreed...my squat looks fine on video, but I'm sure there's some minor tweaks that could be made live by a competent coach that might make a difference. The SSOC is going to be 199/month or 179/month for first 500 customers for anyone interested...but the first month is an extra $100 and there's a 3 month minimum commitment.

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    Spent the morning at my wife's HS girls basketball practice, mostly babysitting all the coach's kids. Picked up a ball during a break real quick and nailed my first two 3 pointers . It made me so hungry to play again...I can't wait until Spring league!

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    7 x 20:100
    Took it a little easier to make sure I didn't have a repeat of last week. Was sprinting around 90 rpm until the 4th I accidentally hit 93-94 which made the last 3 sprints pretty tough to grind through. Felt pretty good though.

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    I mean that (2x week squats) made it work for me, was able to not stall. Also had some pretty steady weight gain for a while though, so maybe the real key ingredient is the new fat sitting around my belly. Damn, 200/month for online coaching...that's a pretty penny.

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