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    • wichita falls texas march seminar date
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    squat: 310 (5/4/4/2)
    bench: 185x5, 195x5, 185 (5/5/5)
    pc: 203 (3/3/3/3/3*)

    *(1,f,f,1,1)

    Not a terrible day. Did the squat double to make 15 reps. Revelation on the bench: my switch to wider grip was a mistake. It works for most guys; not for me. Had a talk with Cody about it, and our anthropometry is similar, and he straddles the first ring. Felt a lot more powerful, and nailed 195 for 5. That means my bench has only slid 5 lbs in the last month. Still working on overhauling my pc form. Racking better now, but it's tough to change much at high weights.

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    press: 140x5, 155x4, 135x9
    light squat: 250 (5/5)
    chin: (4-3-2-1/4-3-2-1)
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    I'm trying to focus on bench now, so I'm benching twice per week and pressing mid-week, but I'm not sure how hard to go with the press. I don't want it to interfere with bench, but I don't want it to slip too far. Hopefully moving up the bench will help it, by the tricep work. For chins, doing ladders down from 4 now. Will eventually do a third to get 30. Figured I should ease it in. Was tired today; 4 hours of cleaning a house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runner View Post
    Crockett you need to go back and look at your log with respect to the progress you have made. I just scanned through it and you have moved from:

    225 squat to 315+
    225 DL to 405
    170 bench to 205
    130ish press to 165
    130ish PC to 198

    And you are working your butt off as a PhD student (?)....

    Give yourself some credit for doing so well under such exhausting circumstances. Even though it has taken a while to get to your current position, keep on working the weights for the long term.

    I am glad you regularized your training and nutrition with the assistance Jordan provided. One of the things I noticed was the erratic nature of your training and am glad you have gotten some support.
    Thanks, Runner. I appreciate the encouragement. Though 'working my butt off' is giving me too much credit. I'm a philosopher. We don't work that hard.

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    bench: 190x5, 200x5*
    squat: 300x5, 315x5, 285x4 (no belt)
    deadlift: 410x2, 365x2

    *Last rep spotted; not sure whether or how much it helped. Almost got 285x5 without a belt, which may have been a beltless PR. Deadlift obviously a trainwreck; got 405x5 last week. I'm sure my form needs an overhaul, and I also deadlifted last this week instead of first. But I think it's pretty clear that I can't deadlift once a week on a cut anymore, and I probably shouldn't deadlift on a heavy squat day. I just run out of gas. Not sure what to do about that, though. Bodyweight was 219.0 this morning. It's really coming off now! Ten pounds in the last few weeks.

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    New program, to make my deadlift frequency more tolerable. It's a three-week cycle:

    Week 1
    1: volume power clean, volume bench, volume squat
    2: off
    3: press, light squat, chin, HIIT
    4: off
    5: intensity bench, intensity deadlift, intensity squat
    6: HIIT
    7: off

    Week 2
    1: volume power clean, volume bench, volume squat
    2: off
    3: press, light squat, chin, HIIT
    4: off
    5: intensity bench, intensity squat, volume power snatch
    6: HIIT
    7: off

    Week 3
    1: intensity deadlift, volume bench, volume squat
    2: off
    3: press, light squat, chin, HIIT
    4: off
    5: intensity bench, intensity squat, intensity power clean
    6: HIIT
    7: off

    I'm focusing on bench over press right now; that's why they don't alternate evenly. My press is currently 80% of my bench, and it's because my bench is weak, not because my press is strong. The ordering is the order in which I do the lifts.
    Last edited by Crockett; 09-14-2013 at 11:42 PM.

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    squat: 315 (5/5/5)
    bench: 180 (5/5/5/5/5)
    pc: 198x3, 203 (3/3/3/3)

    There were failed cleans in many of those sets. Felt tired by then. Bodyweight 218.8 this morning. I was surprised I hit those squats; they were a grind, but not bad form. My sleep was bad for a few days, better last night. Glad it didn't affect my squat too badly.

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    light squat: 255x5x2
    DB press: 50 (8/8), 55x8, 60x5, 60x6
    chin: (5/5/5)
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    Tweaked the FUCK out of my neck while sleeping. Don't know how. Could barely twist my neck to the left, and I couldn't go hard with the press, so I used some dumbbells. So fucking angry right now.

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    bench: 200x5
    deadlift: 455x1 (PR), 315x6
    squat: 300x5, 320 (3/1/f/1), 285 (2-3) (no belt then belt)

    Deadlift PR. First heavy single I've tried since 405. Thought I had 320 on the squat, but I lost balance on my form and the third rep was really tiring as a result (had to use too much leg or something). Couldn't really get the groove back after that. Bodyweight 219.0 this morning.

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