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    8/4 Session 12-1

    With my eldest son in town visiting for the weekend, I decided to get Monday's workout in today and he could join me. I got him into the SS mode for the day, and maybe he'll continue on his own when he goes home.

    Squats --

    Warm-ups: 45 x 5 x 2
    135 x 5
    185 x 5
    225 x 3
    275 x 2

    Working sets: 305 x 5 x 3; goes without saying that this is a sets-across PR for me. The addition of a pair of solid weight-lifting shoes and a Dominion Strength belt have made these last few heavy squat sessions very successful and almost easy. Plus 5 next time.

    Bench Press --

    Warm-ups: 45 x 5 x 2
    95 x 5
    125 x 3

    Working sets: 159 x 5 x 3; a bit better, more secure, and more controlled during this progression. Plus 2 next time.

    Close-grip Press: 130 x 8 x 3; assistance for improved pressing.

    Ring Pull-ups: BW x 10 x 3; these are actually being performed as "inverted body-weight rows", since I have my heels supported on the bench. I would do lat pull-downs using my old Bowflex machine, except I don't have any confidence in the resistance that it produces. I can better titrate the resistance by changing my body position under the rings, from full rowing to full pull-up depending on the angle I hold my body at and whether I have foot contact with a surface or not.

    I think I will do the next session Monday night since it is a "light squat" and deadlift day, rather than wait for Wednesday. I am not proposing to switch to a 4-day split mode (yet), but just might be able to get 4 training sessions in this week, since I will be taking a 2-week vacation starting Saturday. Return will be a ~20% reset on almost all my lifts, and I will continue the 3-day mode "Novice 2B" program.

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    8/5 Session 12-2; got an early jump on Wednesday's workout, since I did Monday's workout yesterday. With luck, I'll get 4 sessions in this week, before taking off for the mountains.

    Squats (light) --

    Warm-ups: 45 x 5 x 2
    135 x 5
    185 x 3
    225 x 2

    Working sets: 245 x 5 x 3

    Press --

    Warm-ups: 45 x 5 x 2
    75 x 3

    Working sets: 115 x 5 x 3; my best ever! Strict form is still working well -- I did have one leg do a bit of a bounce on my first rep, but I locked it down, took a couple of extra breaths, and knocked out the rest. Plus 5 next time.

    Floor Press (assistance for pressing) -- 140 x 8 x 3

    Deadlift --

    Warm-ups: 135 x 5
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    275 x 3

    Working set: 295 x 5; feeling very good; plus 5 next time.

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    8/6 Rowing. Some new drills and interval sessions - 5 minute sprints with 5 minute easy rowing rests.

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    8/7 Session 12-3

    Squats --

    Warm-ups: 45 x 5 x 2
    135 x 5
    185 x 5
    225 x 3
    275 x 2

    Working sets: 310 x 5 x 3; this was starting to feel like I'm getting close to my limit - if it weren't for the extra confidence I feel with the belt and shoes, I probably would not have gotten to the depth to qualify as a success at this weight. Normal progression would go to plus 5 next time, but I'll be away from the barbell starting Saturday for about 2 weeks, so doing a re-set when I return. I'm planning to drop back to 275 for the working sets, and make the jumps back up to normal as quickly as possible.

    Bench Press --

    Warm-ups: 45 x 5 x 2
    95 x 5
    135 x 3

    Working sets: 161 x 5 x 3; I actually felt that better about this lift today, as I was able to really start sensing the leg drive and keeping my shoulders pinned to the bench. Re-set for vacation to 135.

    LTE --

    50 x 8 x 3; I added in LTEs with my EZ-Curl bar to keep up the work on the triceps as an aid to the pressing movements.

    BB Row --

    Warm-ups: 95 x 5

    Working sets: 140 x 5 x 3.

    Will row on Thursday, and do my light squat/press/deadlift session 13-1 on Friday, so I'll have gotten 4 lifting sessions and 3 rowing sessions in this week before taking off.

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    8/8 Rowing. Great 6-rower drills for sustained training; I'm giving myself credit for about 75 minutes of conditioning/cardio.

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    8/9 - Session 13-1, last lifting session before vacation.

    Squat (light) --

    Warm-ups: 45 x 5 x 2
    135 x 5
    185 x 3
    225 x 2

    Working sets: 245 x 5 x 3

    Press --

    Warm-ups: 45 x 5 x 2
    75 x 3

    Working sets: 120 x 4, 3, 2 -- Failure at this weight. Body position felt good, and I gave the reps a solid grind, but just could not push the bar up past my nose on the missed reps. Was using strict form. Re-set after vacation will stay with strict form, and we'll see how it goes.

    Floor Press -- 145 x 8 x 3

    Deadlift --

    Warm-ups: 135 x 5
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    275 x 3

    Working set: 300 x 5; very good lift.

    Vacation re-set weights will be not too far down from here. Squat will plan at 275; Bench at 155; Press at 105; and Deadlift at 295. Other assistance exercises will probably stay in the same range.

    Rowing tomorrow morning, then hitting the highway to drive up north to the mountains/hiking, camping, swimming, and boating for 2 weeks.

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