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  1. #41
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    Monday
    07/08/2019
    Squat: 210x5x3, 6 min rests. Last rep felt like garbage but I got it up.
    Press: 105x5x3
    Deadlift: 235x5, went up smooth.

    Weight: 178.2 lb

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    Wednesday
    07/10/2019

    Squat: 215x5x3
    Bench Press: 150x5x3
    Power Clean: 120x3x5, form not that good today
    Chin Ups: BWx4x2;x3 Machine Assisted -55x4;-60x1;-65x1;-65x4;-70x5 [Machine #2]
    There are two chin up machines at my gym, I used a different one last time. Not sure, if that is why my numbers fell or if it is because I really tried hard on the last BW chin up. Taking a note of what machine I use for future reference.

    Weight: 179.6 lb

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    Saturday
    07/13/2019
    Squat: 220x5x3, 7 min rests. These felt bad. Not sure if I had an off day or form is degrading. Debating a deload or light day for squats. We'll see how next session goes and I'll adjust if needed.
    Press: 107.5x5x3, barely got the last rep.
    Deadlift: 240x5, starting to test my grip toward the last rep.

    Weight: 178.7 lb

    Stressful week and not as much sleep as normal.

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    Tuesday
    07/16/2019
    Squat: 225x5x2; 225x3; 135x5, 8 min rests. Failed on last set.
    Bench Press: 152.5x5x3, went ok
    Power Clean: 122.5x3x5, increased rest time to 2.5 mins for last two sets. Form went down hill, struggled with these.
    Chin Ups: Couldn't even get 1 assisted chin up.

    Weight: 181.4 lb

    The squats wrecked me. Pretty discouraged from this day. Going to deload ~10% on the squat. After I get back around this weight or if I feel like I'm struggling, I'll add the light squat day midweek.

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    Friday
    07/19/2019
    Squat: 200x5x3, 5 min rests.
    Press: 110x5x2;x4, hm.. the last rep of my 2nd set, time froze for a couple seconds in the middle of my press. Did anyone else feel that ? Anyway, managed to get that one up, first real grind on a press. Couldn't get the last rep on the 3rd set. 5 min rest after first set, 8 min after second. I'm going to reattempt this next Wednesday, might add the belt.
    Deadlift: 245x5, had to re-grip the bar on the 4th rep. My grip is fading lets see how long it lasts.

    Weight: 184.0 lb - must have been eating my feelings after that failed squat

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    Monday
    07/22/2019
    Squat: 205x5x3, 5 min rests. Hitting the left safety every once in a while. I think it is because these safeties have the option for dip attachments that stick out on the side. Going to try the other rack next time to see if this stops.
    Bench Press: 155x5x3
    Power Clean: 125x3;x1; 115x2;x3x3, failed second set. Lowered the weight, having a hard time with form on these.
    Chin Ups: BWx4;x3;x2, Purplex5x2;x4;x2

    Weight: 183.5 lb

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    Wednesday
    07/24/2019
    Squat: 210x5x3, 7 min rests. Used a different rack and didn't have an issue hitting the safeties this time.
    Press: 110x5x3, 7 min rests. Not sure if bumping from 5 min to 7 min made the difference or if I got stronger. Either way, hit my numbers.
    Deadlift: 250x5

    Weight: 183.0 lb

  8. #48
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    I'm a bit older, but I rest 10 minutes between sets. For me, the difference between that and resting 5-7 minutes is stark.

    At your age, 7 is probably fine, but I'd bet that the bump in rest between sets certainly helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanThornton View Post
    I'm a bit older, but I rest 10 minutes between sets. For me, the difference between that and resting 5-7 minutes is stark.

    At your age, 7 is probably fine, but I'd bet that the bump in rest between sets certainly helped.
    Thanks Bob, yeah these rest times are helping but making for a long workout. Especially when I power clean and chin.

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    Friday
    07/26/2019
    Squat: 215x5x3, 7 min rests.
    Bench Press: 157.5x5x3, 6 min rests. Arms were a little shaky today.
    Power Clean: 115x3x5, still having a hard time with form on these. Debating swapping these out for another light pull.
    Chin Ups: BWx3x2;x4, [Machine #1] -55x8x3

    Weight: 185.9 lb - bumped up to 4000 calories

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