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    Current stats:
    • Age: 19
    • Height: 174cm
    • Weight: ~77kg


    Can't be bothered to sum up the exact time spent on LP as my training has suffered multiple Corona-induced breaks, the longest of which have lasted multiple months.

    Training bests:
    • Squat: 150kg x 3
    • OHP: 61kg x 5 / 62.5kg x 3
    • Bench: 77.5kg x 5
    • Deadlift: 155kg x 5


    During the course of training something obviously went wrong as my deadlift is too weak relative to my squat but I'm hoping to fix that.

    Towards the end of LP I introduced sets of 3 as topsets as well as backoff sets for the squat, OHP, and the bench. I don't know if me declaring myself an intermediate justified or not (probably isn't ), but either way I made the decision to jump onto the Texas Method. Also don't know if it was the right thing to do in this scenario, but there's only one way to find out. I'm running it basically as explained by Paul Horn in this video, though the Grey Book has been a very useful resource as well.

    Anyways, onto the first day (Intensity day weights are set as follows: for the squat - 140kg, for the press - 57.5kg, and for the deadlift - 147.5kg as I'd recently resumed from yet another break):

    20/09/2021
    - Volume

    Squat
    : 125kg x 5 x 5
    Press: 51kg x 6 x 5 (did an extra set while waiting for the platforms to free up)
    Deadlift: 125kg x 3 x 5
    Last edited by bool3max; 09-20-2021 at 01:54 PM.

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    22/09/2021 - Recovery

    Squat: 100kg x 2 x 5
    Bench: 60kg x 3 x 5
    Pullups: AMRAP x 3 (11/5/5) - TM calls for chinups but due to the fucked up left wrist I'm still sticking with pullups

    5x5 on Monday destroyed me - my quads and hips are totally torched. Today's 100kg was pretty painful.

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    24/09/2021 - Intensity

    Squat: 140kg x 1 x 5
    Press: 58.5kg x 1 x 5
    Deadlift: 150kg x 1 x 5

    All fairly easy. Deadlifts in particular felt really nice.
    Last edited by bool3max; 09-24-2021 at 10:37 AM.

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    27/09/2021 - Volume

    Squat: 128.5kg x 5 x 5
    Bench: 66kg x 5 x 5
    Deadlift: 127.5kg x 3 x 5

    Squat 5x5 was easier than last Monday. Guess I'm already a little adapted to it.

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    01/10/2021 - Intensity

    Squat: 142.5kg x 1 x 5
    Bench: 73.5kg x 1 x 5
    Deadlift: 152.5kg x 1 x 5

    Unfortunately I had to skip Recovery day this week, despite that though today was relatively easy.

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    04/10/2021 - Volume

    Squat: 130kg x 5 x 5
    Press: 53.5kg x 5 x 5
    Deadlift: 130kg x 3 x 5

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    06/10/2021 - Recovery

    Squat: 105kg x 2 x 5
    Bench: 60kg x 3 x 5
    Pullups: AMRAP x 3

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    08/10/2021 - Intensity

    Squat: 145kg x 1 x 5
    Press: 60kg x 1 x 4 (failed)
    Deadlift: 155kg x 1 x 5

    The fact that my next heavy Press session is two whole weeks (!!!) from now is really bugging me. I trust the program but intuitively it doesn't seem right.

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    11/10/2021 - Volume

    Squat: 132.5kg x 5 x 5
    Bench: 67.5kg x 5 x 5
    Deadlift: 132.5kg x 3 x 5

    I feel a pretty sharp pain in my left knee when squatting anything below a quarter-squat. Don't know what it is, I'll see if it goes away until Wednesday.

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    13/10/2021 - Recovery

    Squat: 106kg x 2 x 5
    Press: 50kg x 3 x 5
    Pullups: AMRAP x 3

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