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    Default The Comeback - 1.5 year hiatus

    • phoenix arizona seminar date
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    Previous PRs:

    Squat 450x1
    Deadlifht 495x1
    Bench Press 245x1
    Press 180x1

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    Welcome!

    The layoff: Due to injury? Or life circumstance?

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    First day back so finding out starting weights for LP:

    Squat
    45x5x2
    55x5
    65x5
    75x5
    85x5
    95x5
    105x5
    115x5
    125x5
    135x5 (Belt from here on)
    145x5
    150x5
    155x5x3

    Bench Press
    45x5x2
    65x5
    75x5
    85x5
    95x5
    105x5x3

    Deadlift:
    95x5
    125x5
    155x5
    185x5 Workset

    Weird that my deadlift which always starts way above my squat is so low but i guess we will see how things progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Bischoff View Post
    Welcome!

    The layoff: Due to injury? Or life circumstance?
    Just got busy AND unmotivated. After almost 6 years of gym going (and 5.5 of proper SS technique) i guess it happens...

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    What height and weight are you?

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    Height 5' 7"... weight right now, idk but hopefully under 220!

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    Welcome back. I've struggled with having a 3~6 month run and then life getting in the way. I'm trying to stay very active on the forum as an additional measure to maintain consistency. One other stat... age?

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    Age: younger than Rip! LUL

    Today went pretty well:

    Squat
    45x4x2
    95x5
    135x5 (Belt use started here)
    160x5x3 EZ - the right type of EZ at this stage (i didn't have my log with me when i put in my numbers from last session here, which might have been 150... 170 next session or +10 still for sure).

    THE Press
    45x5x2 (Belt bc i forgot to take it off after skwats but also very important for this lift so nvm)
    55x5
    65x5
    75x5x3 Just right speed for starting weight

    Deadlift
    135x5
    165x3
    190x5 EZ (should have added the full 20 instead of 15 - but for sure +15 to keep the jumps consistent next session). these are so light the way down feels weird, i think i might be putting too much resistance out of muscle memory.

    want to clarify that what might have made the jumps weird is that my pen for the paper log was not working last time. i did take a new one this time and i HOPE what i read as the previous session's worksets were indeed the previous session's worksets. All will be fine by next session guys, promise!
    Last edited by iamgmo; 01-16-2019 at 04:06 PM.

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    Another good day. Even if the workset weights still make me sad.

    Squat:
    45x5x2
    135x5
    155x5
    170x5x3 EZ Still +10 next time

    Bench:
    45x5x2
    95x5
    115x5x3 not so EZ, the +10 was a bit much so only +5 now

    Deadlift:
    135x5
    165x3
    185x3
    205x5 EZ Should have done +20 again. But worried it might be too much idk... in EITHER case, the workset feels better than the warmups i am guessing bc the weight keeps it more straight and is at least more similar to what my brain expects.

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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
    180x5x3 EZ Still +10 next time

    Press:
    45x5x2
    65x5
    80x5x3 Still +5 next time

    Deadlift
    135x5
    165x3
    195x3
    225x5 EZ still +20 next time

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