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    Hi all.

    Finished my NLP after around 7 months of training (you can check out my old log here). Here's the progress I made:

    BW: 155 lbs / 170 lbs
    Squat: 135x5 / 330x5
    Bench: 125x5 / 235x5
    OHP: 65x5 / 142.5x5
    Deadlift: 185x5 / 420x4

    After stalling at 335x3 squats and 145x4 OHP as well as some nagging shoulder pain for bench (which I decided to ditch), I decided it's time to switch to TM.

    Here's the setup I'll start with:

    Volume Day:
    Squat 4x5 @ 85% 5RM
    Push Press 4x5 @ 85% 5RM
    Speed Deadlifts (5x2 @ 60% 1RM, 4x2 @ 70% 1RM, 5x1 @ 80% 1RM)

    Recovery Day:
    Squat 2x5 @ 80% VD
    Press 3x5 @ 80% VD
    Chinups 3x5
    Pushups 2 sets

    Intensity Day:
    Squat 1x5
    Push Press 1x5
    Deadlift 1x5

    My diet is pretty clean. Mostly a carnivorous diet, with a little bit of seasonal fruits/veggies and some starch in the summer months. Strict ketosis in wintertime.

    Hoping I can get my squat up to 4 plates, deadlift to 5 plates, and maybe press 2 plates.
    Last edited by kris90; 05-04-2020 at 05:39 PM.

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    Bodyweight: 168.2 lbs

    Week 1 - Volume Day:

    Squat:
    270x5x3
    270x8

    Push Press:
    115x5x3
    115x8

    Speed Deadlift:
    275x2x5

    Notes:

    Enjoyed my first VD (haha does that mean imnotdoinitrite?). Rather than doing 5x5, I decided to do 4 sets, but do AMRAP on last set just to save myself a bit of time and ensure I get the fatigue I need. I plowed through the sets with no problem. I think that's OK since it's my first week experimenting with TM, and didn't know how I would respond to the work.

    I decided to ditch Rows. I don't really enjoy them, and they don't serve me much purpose. So instead I'm incorporating speed deadlifts. I wish I had bands, but I don't, so I'm just doing doubles and will move toward 5 singles every 3 weeks.

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    Bodyweight: 168.4 lbs

    Week 1 - Recovery Day:

    Squat:
    215x5x2

    Strict Press:
    95x5x3

    Chinups:
    BWx10x2
    BWx5

    CG Pushups:
    BWx15
    BWx10

    Notes:

    Blew through this workout pretty quickly. Decided to start chins and pushups with bodyweight, and I'll slowly add some weight on. Aiming to keep total volume around 25 reps for each.

    Looking forward to intensity day!

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    Bodyweight: 168.8 lbs

    Week 1 - Intensity Day:

    Squat:
    320x5

    Push Press:
    135x5

    Deadlift:
    405x5

    Notes:

    Tough workout. Got all my reps, but I was exhausted for deadlifts. I think I'm going to make a couple modifications to my programming for TM:

    1) Move Intensity Deadlift to Day 2 after light squats and presses
    2) Move Chins to Day 1 (Volume Day)
    3) Move Speed Deadlifts to Day 3 (Intensity Day)

    We'll see how that goes for next week.

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    Bodyweight: 168.3 lbs

    Week 2 - Volume Day:

    Squat:
    275x5x5

    Push Press:
    120x5x5

    Chins:
    BWx10
    5x5x2

    Notes:

    Managed to do 5x5 on squats and press today without any issues. I'm realizing I can handle volume a little better than I thought, and I was able to complete this workout within 60 mins on the dot.

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    Bodyweight: 167.4 lbs

    Week 2 - Recovery Day:

    Squat:
    230x5x2

    Press:
    100x5x3

    Deadlift:
    410x5

    Notes:

    Felt better doing deadlift on this day. It was just too much last week after heavy squats and press.

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    Bodyweight: 166.6 lbs (11% BF)

    Week 2 - Intensity Day:

    Squat: 325x5
    Push Press: 140x4, 140x1
    Pullups: BWx10, BWx5x2

    Notes:

    Good workout. Couldn't imagine doing deadlifts after, so I just added some pullups in.

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    Bodyweight: 166.0 lbs

    Week 3 - Volume Day:

    Squat: 280x5x5
    Push Press: 122.5x5x5
    Chins: BWx10, 10x5x2

    Notes:

    Good workout. Was able to get it done in just over an hour. Recovery between sets is really good (love recharging in the sun).

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    Bodyweight: 165.6 lbs

    Week 3 - Recovery Day:

    Squat: 235x5x2
    Press: 102.5x5x3
    Deadlift: 415x1, 315x4

    Notes:


    Hmm no idea what happened with deadlifts today. I guess head not in the game. I think I'll try a deload and work back up and do 2x3 right away. Seem to struggle with deads lately. May also put deads as first exercise on Recovery Day.

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    Bodyweight: 164.4 lbs

    Week 3 - Intensity Day:

    Squat: 330x1x3
    Push Press: 142.5x3x2
    Pullups: BWx10, BWx5x2

    Notes:

    Wow it's crazy what happens when you are not mentally prepared for a session! I've had a lot on my mind, and things are super busy at home between work and summer projects. I was hoping for 330x5, but failed 2nd rep of 1st set, so went for 3 singles instead. I'll attempt 335 next week for a double or triple and hopefully move forward.

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