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  1. #21
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    Nice work. Starting your light day on Wed puts you right in line with other guys on the forums who are having success with it, like Dave P, dietlbomb, and a few others. Looking forward to your one-plate press report!

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    Workout A (30th April 2014)

    Squat (Light Day)
    2 x 5 x 100kg (220lbs)

    Bench Press
    3 x 5 x 81.25kg (179lbs) [PR]

    Deadlift
    1 x 1 x 150kg (337lbs)

    Dips
    BW x 26
    BW x 13

    Hanging Leg Raises
    BW x 21
    BW x 15
    BW x 10

    Bodyweight = 193lbs

    Need to get more carbs in before my workout I'm thinking. Shake + oats would do the job as I'm always rushing after work to get something in me.

    Really happy with getting all reps on bench. I was more aggressive with it and it seems to work.

    Annoyed about the deadlift but I was gassed by the time I got to it and it just felt heavy.

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    I second that - middle-of-the-week-light-squats-rule! MOTWLSR!

    And your bench is progressing nicely! I'd suggest to add weight to those dips. Enough so you can only do 5ish reps. 26 reps must get boring!

    I did deadlifts as a workout on a separate days a few times and I liked it a lot ... less inference with/from the other lifts.

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    Yeah the light squat day is a welcome addition! My joints are done in from all the squatting!

    Bench is such a slow lift to progress in but I'm at least hoping to finish LP with a 200lbs bench. We'll see how that goes though.

    I was doing weighted dips and built up to 45lbs for two sets of five. Doing weighted dips started irritating my shoulder though and I had to stop as it was inflamed. It's healed now though so I might start adding weight again as high rep dips make me fall asleep!

    I might try deadlifting separately if my other lifts continue to interfere with deadlift progression.
    Last edited by Lion Heart; 04-30-2014 at 02:46 PM.

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    Workout B (2nd April 2014)

    Squat
    3 x 5 x 127.5kg (281lbs) [PR]

    Standing Press
    3 x 5 x 60kg (132lbs) [PR]

    Pendlay Row
    2 x 5 x 77.5kg (171lbs)
    1 x 11 x 77.5kg (171lbs) [PR]

    Chinups
    BW x 11
    BW x 6

    Barbell Curls
    1 x 9 x 40kg (90lbs)
    1 x 8 x 40kg (90lbs)
    1 x 8 x 37.5kg (85lbs)
    1 x 10 x 35kg (80lbs)

    Bodyweight = 195lbs

    Haven't had time to post this workout from Friday until now.

    Happy with this workout as it was filled with PRs. Squat and press didn't cause problems although the squat is feeling very heavy now. My legs were nice and recovered from the light squat day which helped.

    I probably didn't eat enough yesterday as I'm away with my girlfriend for the weekend and it's hard to get enough decent food. Going to buy 4 pints of whole milk when I'm out though and drink that today to up my calories.

    I might increase the weight of pendlay rows next time as I got a lot of reps for the "as many as possible" last set.
    Last edited by Lion Heart; 05-04-2014 at 05:45 AM.

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    Workout A (5th May 2014)


    Squat
    3 x 1 x 130kg (286lbs) [PR]

    Bench Press
    2 x 5 x 82.5kg (182lbs)
    1 x 3 x 82.5kg (182lbs) [PR]

    Deadlift
    1 x 5 x 150kg (337lbs)

    Dips
    BW x 21
    BW x 11

    Hanging Leg Raises
    BW x 20
    BW x 18
    BW x 11

    Bodyweight = ?

    Once again had another idiot spotter for my last set ****ing everything up. He proceeded to hold onto the bar when I attempted my first rep which put me off and killed momentum. Quite annoyed about that.

    Squats were heavy and only got a single for each set. Strange as I managed 127.5kg last week for the working sets?
    Last edited by Lion Heart; 05-05-2014 at 12:40 PM.

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    Still annoyed I failed squats at 130kg quite atrociously.

    I deadlifted 1x5x150kg before squatting. Could that be why I struggled with squats as my back was done in already from deadlifting? I squatted 3x5x127.5kg the workout before and only managed 3x1x130kg for the last workout which I find strange. It felt as though I was maxing out in the first rep of each set.

    I had my daily morning weigh in today and I'm down 1.1kg/2.4lbs from Friday. I haven't been taking creatine or eating as much I would normally as I was away with my girlfriend for the weekend.

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    Workout B (7th May 2014)

    Squat (Light Day)
    2 x 5 x 100kg (220lbs)

    Standing Press
    2 x 5 x 61.25kg (135lbs)
    1 x 4 x 61.25kg (135lbs) [PR]

    Chinups
    BW x 15
    BW x 5
    BW x 8 [PR]

    Bodyweight = 194lbs

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    your making great progress!

    I always go by the book and deadlift last. I would imagine that consistency is the main thing- always deadlift last or always deadlift first.... But I cant imagine being up for squats after deadlifting....

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    Cheers fella!

    I'll be deadlifting on the same day as light squats from now on which should help progress.

    Feels like forever I've been doing SS. I started 4 months ago and still chipping away to reach the end of my LP...
    Last edited by Lion Heart; 05-07-2014 at 02:35 PM.

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