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  1. #11
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    Nice work brother, fun when they're EZ... ;-)

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    Good day. Shoulders were not happy at the beginning of the day with the squat but by the last set they were fine.

    Squat:
    45x5x2
    135x5
    165x5
    190x5x3 EZ Still +10 next time for the last time though

    Bench:
    45x5x2
    95x5
    120x5x3 +5 now Felt so much better than in the previous sessions, especially as sets move up. My bad arm seems to only need to get warmed up.

    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x3
    225x2
    245x5 EZ still +20 next time for the last time. Need to be careful with rest here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondotbt View Post
    Nice work brother, fun when they're EZ... ;-)
    Call me a masoquit but i like it better when they are hard! :-P

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    Squat:
    45x5x2
    135x5
    170x3
    200x5x3 EZ Still. Should I still add 10? mmm... maybe if coach rip is in a good mood he can help me figure this out. I feel like i have two more 10lb jumps in me EZ.

    Press:
    45x5x2
    65x5
    80x1
    90x5x3 +5 now Felt so much better than in the previous sessions because i found my elbow sleeve for my 'bad' arm and so i made the 10lb jump. dangerous but i think necessary.

    Deadlift
    135x5
    165x3
    205x2
    225x1
    245x1
    265x5 EZ still I feel like i could still add 20 next time, but again would need to ask rip.
    Last edited by iamgmo; 01-25-2019 at 10:21 PM. Reason: OCD

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    Squat:
    45x5x2
    135x5
    175x3
    210x5x3 EZ Still. Should I still add 10? mmm... maybe if coach rip is in a good mood he can help me figure this out. I feel like i have at least one more 10lb jump in me EZ, bar speed and power are there. I will try posting a video to the Coaches Q&A to confirm that depth is fine.

    Bench Press:
    45x5x2
    95x5
    130x5x3 EZ enough. Again did a 10lb jump because i found my shoulder sleeve that helps my bad arm work fine. The last set felt the best, so i will add another 10lb next time. Yes i know it shouldn't be done this way, BUT since I am not a total novice i find things work differently.

    Power Clean:
    45x5x3 (practising rack position, dropping, catching, etc... it has been like 6 years since i last did these)
    65x3
    85x3
    105x3x5 - Just as expected, i suck at these but don't want Rip to yell at me if i have some questions.
    Last edited by iamgmo; 01-28-2019 at 07:54 PM.

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    Squat:
    45x5x2
    135x5
    175x3
    220x5x3 EZish Still. Should I still add 10? mmm... still only 3 minute rest periods, video today showed good depth. working on making absolutely sure bar position is correct at this time. But maybe just be happy that starting next session it is two plates...

    THE Press:
    45x5x2
    65x5
    80x1
    95x5x3 +5 now Felt so much better than in the previous sessions because i found my elbow sleeve for my 'bad' arm.

    Deadlift
    135x5
    205x5
    245x2
    285x5 EZ might do one more 20lb jump. Again, not a real novice just coming back form a long layoff sooooo whatevs.
    Last edited by iamgmo; 01-30-2019 at 03:35 PM.

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    The ability to add significant amounts of weight at each workout is the definition of novice gains. They come somewhat faster if there is some prior workout history.

    Add whatever you can recover from for the next workout.
    Nothing wrong with going slower either, over a period of 12 months you'll be in the same place whether you go slow or fast at the beginning.

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    Add whatever you can recover from for the next workout.
    Nothing wrong with going slower either, over a period of 12 months you'll be in the same place whether you go slow or fast at the beginning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by positronbomb View Post
    The ability to add significant amounts of weight at each workout is the definition of novice gains. They come somewhat faster if there is some prior workout history.

    Add whatever you can recover from for the next workout.
    Nothing wrong with going slower either, over a period of 12 months you'll be in the same place whether you go slow or fast at the beginning.
    I've done this once before after an injury. It is much faster than 12 months to get back to where one once was... at most 6.

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    Yes that is exactly my point.
    In 12 months time it won't matter what you do, you'll be at the same place ie intermediate training.

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