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    12/20/2022

    Deadlift 415x5 @ 9.5?
    Squat 205x5x3 @7
    Lat Pulldown 165x10x3

    Not a good day. Rating that deadlift set was hard. It felt like I was totally sapped of energy afterward, and the squats were just sluggish as hell. Started to feel my mood drop out and depression creep in, so I capped the squats off at 3 sets. I did at least manage to complete the last pulldown set, but I still feel like absolute shit even 2 hours after the workout.

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    12/22/2022

    Bench 235x5x5 @9
    Strict Press 127.5x5x5 @8
    LTE 90x10,10,7

    Bench felt hard, but still got it done. The VERY last rep felt a little iffy so I'll call it a 9. Pressing afterward was also made harder by the fatigue from the bench. Still managed to add a rep to the LTEs, but not 2 reps like I'd been managing previously. All in all, I'll probably manage to bench 240 next week for the same sets and reps, but it might be a limit workout or at least very close. Not sure how tomorrow is gonna go, my back is still pretty zapped.

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    12/23/2022

    Squat 255x5x5 @8
    DE Deadlift 315x1x15
    Pulldown (Supine) 200x10,10,5

    Squats were hard but manageable. Though the last rep felt a little off in form, the fact is usually at that point 2 more reps can be ground out at increasing nastiness, so I'll call this an 8. Back was very fried afterward. Decided to see how DE Deadlifts went over. I'm curious if this'll leave me a little fresher to attempt a solid 425x5 next Tuesday. Pulldowns still not really performing, I don't know if that's just from always having some kinda heavy pull right before them or what. I'll probably just not do them at all next week and instead try 5 sets on rows next week to cap off the training year. Think I'll try DE work for the light workouts for squat and bench next week too. I'm curious what effect it will have, if any.

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    12/26/2022

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    Press 150x5x5 @10
    DE Bench 185x3x10
    Barbell Curl 80x10x3

    Got the press PR I was looking for, and managed to do well on the curls too. Good start to the last week before cutting. Tomorrow is hopefully gonna yield the deadlift PR.

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    12/27/2022

    Deadlift 425x5 @9.5?
    DE Squat 225x2x5
    Pulldown (prone) 170x10,10,6

    Got that deadlift 5 rep PR I was after. I only did half as many DE squats as I'd wanted, I was running late thanks to waiting forever to get a rack. It'll be nice not having to deal with that in the coming months, though the dumbbell rack crowd is even worse. A lot of shitty people who don't understand first come first serve as a rule it seems.

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    12/29/2022

    Bench 240x5x5 @9.5
    Strict Press 135x5x5

    Got the bench PR, think I might've even been able to grind out one last rep. Also decided to slap on the belt for the strict press, and to do 135 just because. Hard to do after that bench workout but I did it. Didn't bother to rate it at all. No LTEs today, elbows are feeling kinda beat up. Now I just have one last ambitious PR for the year, 275x5x5 on the squat. No sleeves.

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    12/30/2022

    Squat 275x5x3
    Barbell Row 210x5x3

    I was hoping for 5 sets on the squat, but I guess 20 pounds from last week was way too ambitious. Technique was breaking down on the end of set 3, and I wasn't about to risk an injury again. Gym was also hot as hell today. Wasn't really ready for that. I'm done with this log for now, but I'll probably go back to it in the future. I was pretty satisfied with this programming, but I still feel like lower body programming needs more work somehow.

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