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    Default 10/14

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    Squat
    Barx5x3
    95x5
    135x5
    165x3
    185x5x3
    Same notes as before, working to eradicate the small elbow raising problem. The reps that look right feel like I'm not leaned over enough, even though I obviously am in video. Retraining the brain is a slow process for us old folks.

    Bench press
    Barx5x3
    105x5
    155x5
    185x2
    215x2
    240x5 belt - going for a shot of more intensity on medium day here
    225x5x3 belt - paused - well, that was fun

    Ran out of time for the rest,

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    Default 10/15

    C2 @2:11

    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x3
    215x2
    240x1
    265x5
    Nervousness about the back has been leading to rocking back a little too far on my heels just before each rep, causing all sorts of odd shit. Gotta fix that.

    Curl bar
    70x12x4
    Dunno why, but thought I'd add a few more reps in a 4th set and just kept going as the whole thing went as well as the 3rd.

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    Default 10/18

    Squat
    Barx5x3
    95x5
    135x5
    175x3
    195x5x3
    Had a little problem initiating hip drive in the work sets today. Nervous about low back pain, I believe, since I must have strained it fucking last night & this morning and it was sore all day. On the other hand the lifting-the-elbows problem has seen a little more improvement, and is nearly gone. Still need to focus on it though.

    Bench press
    Barx5x2
    115x5
    165x5
    205x3
    235x2 belt
    262.5x3 belt - super grind R3
    255x3 belt - super grind R3
    250x2 belt - shit bar path x 2, big fail trying to find a weight I could actually do x 3 reasonably well
    235x4, 3 belt
    Well that was a shit show. This whole rotating rep range thing is all fucked, but it's no doubt because I've been doing shit wrong like not lifting often enough and not eating quite enough. I could prolly use a reset of whatever numbers I should be working at since I'm obviously not at the level I was a few weeks ago.

    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x3
    215x2
    245x1
    275x1,2,1,1 well fuck me anyway
    Having a 2nd rep problem of trying to lift the bar with movement at the shoulders first instead of pushing with the legs, due to back pain paranoia. Of course, correctly performed reps, as in the 1st rep at work set weight, have no pain and the reps done wrong, say, after rep 1, fucking hurt. Gonna have to figure out a good cue for next time.

    BW 237
    Well at least it didn't go down.

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    Default 10/20

    Press
    Barx5x3
    75x5
    95x5
    115x3
    130x2 belt
    145x5x3 belt
    115x9
    Was glad to get all these today.

    Squat
    Barx5x3
    95x5
    115x5
    135x5x3 paused 3-0-3 - had thought to do 6-8 reps but crap, 5 was enough
    Trying out paused as a way to keep some squat going between regular squat days. Feels like a very useful tool, once you get used to them.

    Chins
    BWx8,8,7,6

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    Default 10/22

    Back still not so great, so skipped squat & deadlift today. Plan is for tomorrow if better than today.

    C2 @ 2:12

    Bench press
    Barx5x3
    115x5
    155x5
    185x3
    215x2
    240x5 belt
    225x5x4 belt - paused

    Curl bar
    70x15x3

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    Default 10/23

    Squat
    Barx5x3
    95x5
    145x5
    185x3
    205x5x3
    Still better, but back pretty tired by 3rd set.

    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x3
    215x2
    245x2 for more multi-rep form practice
    275x5
    A little back pain during reps 2-5, but felt better afterwards. Kinda sore today though.

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    Default 10/25

    I didn't really intend to split the days that include squat & deadlift, but the whole thing hasn't fit into the available time to do it all in one workout.

    C2 @ 2:10

    Bench press
    Barx5x3
    115x5
    155x5
    195x3
    225x2
    250x5x3 belt
    250x3x2 belt
    Not a complete success but a significant improvement over the past couple weeks. First rep or 2 of every set was "easy" while the last rep of each was bloody hard & ass lost contact with the bench. Anyway, I feel like the paused bench after 1 top set on medium day is helping so will continue with it.

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    Default 10/26

    Squat
    Barx5x3
    95x5
    135x3
    165x3
    195x2
    215x5x3
    Probably want to add the belt next time.

    SLDL
    135x5
    165x3
    195x5
    Well those went just fine, and somewhat surprisingly felt fine on the back even though it was pretty worn after squats.
    Decided to try out some stiff legs as full squat & dl on the same day has been wearing me out, yes even at these paltry weights. Took it easy this first time with them to hopefully avoid a bunch of new-movement-doms, but do need to find out how to program these for next time.

    BW 238

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    Default 10/30

    Because, you know, intermittent lifting makes for gains, no?

    C2 @ 2:04

    Press
    Barx5x2
    75x5
    100x5
    120x3
    140x2 belt
    157.5x3x4 belt - this may be some sort of pr, heck I dunno
    125x7 - arms falling off...

    Squat
    Barx5x3
    95x5
    125x5
    145x6x3 paused 3-0-3
    Lost count in the first set and, because I did them all, stuck with 6s after counting to 6 on the video of that 1st set. They kinda suck to do, but damn it's a good-for-form thing.

    Chins
    BWx8,8,7,5,5

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    Default 11/2

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    C2 @ 2:06
    Rode the thing yesterday as well for a couple minutes just so I could say that I did something useful.

    Bench press
    Barx5x2
    115x5
    155x5
    195x3
    225x2
    245x3 belt
    225x5x4 belt - paused

    Barbell curls
    55x10x4
    Felt different enough from the curl bar that I didn't think I should go any higher.

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