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  1. #21
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    Squat:

    20x8
    60x5
    80x5
    100x4
    120x2

    125x5
    125x5
    125x5
    125x5
    125x5

    Bench:

    20x10
    45x5
    60x5
    80x5

    87.5x5
    87.5x5
    87.5x5
    87.5x5
    87.5x5

    Double overhand Deadlift:

    20x10
    60x5
    100x5
    140x5
    160x1x10 singles. On the minute every minute.

    Ezy curl:

    20x10
    30x5
    34x8
    34x8
    34x8
    34x8

    Squats were fucking hard. On film they were fine...LOL. So i just kept going and they just kept coming. Left knee wasnt crazy about the 5th set. See how we go, easy to drop back to 4 if i need to. Is only once a week the 5x5 in any case.

    Bench was tiring! Making a greater effort with the technique after studying some more. Literally couldnt get any tighter today, scaps as close to each other as possible, feet back and under. So tight during the warmups i had trouble getting the bar to touch my chest...which is what im aiming for.

    Deads felt good. All double overhand. Today signalled the beginning of the first cycle of The Texas method. Modified slightly with the deadlifts on volume day instead of an accessory or cleans. And there will be no snatching...

    Good day really. Light day on Wednesday, before a heavy set of 5 on Friday with 140kg, 97.5 on bench, and 180 on deads. Should be fun.




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    Light day today.

    Paused squats:

    20x5
    60x5
    80x5
    100x5
    100x5

    Press:

    20x8
    40x5
    43x5
    43x5
    43x5
    43x5
    43x5

    Bent Row:

    40x8
    60x5
    80x5@rpe 6
    80x5@rpe 6
    80x5@rpe 7

    EZY curls:

    20x10
    32.5x5
    41x5@7
    41x5@7
    41x5@7
    41x5@8

    Good session. Mostly a light day. But everything felt pretty good. Ive added bent row now (still cant chin....), didnt know where to start, 80kg felt like a good spot.

    Paused squats were good. I like these for really engraining good positioning. 2x5 keeping them low stress.

    Press was also light. Curls keep increasing...rpe 7 max on any set. Maybe rpe 8 on the last, felt slightly harder. SRA working super well with the 8's and the 5's. Being a small (thats what she said) muscle group, recovery is nothing. Still cant do a fucken chinup without pain in my right tricep. Tried to losen it all up, including lats, to see if it would help - did nothing. Rows dont hurt, so in they go in lieu of a 3rd deadlift.

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    Squats:

    20x8
    60x5
    80x5
    100x5
    120x3
    132.5x2
    140x5

    Bench:

    20x8
    50x5
    70x5
    85x5
    95x5

    Deadlift:

    20x8
    60x5
    100x5
    140x5
    160x3
    180x5

    Ezy curl:

    20x10
    30x5
    34.5x8
    34.5x8
    34.5x8
    34.5x8

    Pretty good. Bench felt CRAZY light today.
    Rpe 5 or 6. Ive been implementing some technique changes/improvement regarding positioning and bracing. Made it feel incredibly easy and powerful. I REALLY want a bench PR in the coming months!

    Deadlifts felt hard...squats were ok.


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    Good day!

    Week 2 day 1.
    Squats:

    20x8
    60x5
    80x5
    100x5
    120x3

    127x5
    127x5
    127x5
    127x5
    127x5

    Overhead Press:

    20x8
    40x5

    49x5
    49x5
    49x5
    49x5
    49x5

    Deadlift:

    20x8
    60x5
    100x5
    140x5
    162.5x1x10 singles.

    Ezy curls:

    20x10
    33.5x5
    42x5
    42x5
    42x5
    42x9 big pb. All very strict. Rpe 9.5

    Squats felt really good. Much better this week than last week. Last week had me questioning whether using 5x5 straight out of the blocks on this block was intelligent.
    Was pretty comfortable today, as it should be really. For the last 3 or 4 squat sessions ive been using a thumbless grip...and just like that, my bar path is now totally vertical LOL. The trouble with self coaching.

    Press was equally simple.

    Deadlifts were fun. First 7 singles were completed using normal double overhand grip, the last 3 were completed using hook grip. Hurt a little, not much.

    Curls were a big PR. Maintaining full strictness! My heaviest ever set all time is 50x1, and 40x8. Not anymore. This should transfer to a more stable bench press in time.

    Also tested chinups again...i can now get half way before the searing pain takes over. LOL. Progress is progress.

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    Light day today.

    Paused squats:

    20x5
    60x5
    80x5
    102.5x5
    102.5x5

    Bench:

    20x8
    40x5
    60x5
    80x5
    80x5
    80x5
    80x5
    80x5

    Bent row:

    20x10
    60x5
    80x6
    87.5x5
    87.5x5

    Ezy curls:

    20x10
    30x5
    35x8
    35x8
    35x8
    35x8

    Great little session. Everything felt good. Hopefully a good thing leading into the heavy day this friday.

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    Had a big tooth pulled on Thursday, so trained today (saturday) instead of friday as i was still getting a little bleeding.

    Squats:

    20x5
    60x5
    80x5
    100x5
    120x4
    132.5x2

    142.5x5@8 very good.

    Press:

    20x8
    40x5
    50x5

    54x5@7

    Deadlift:

    60x5
    100x5
    140x5
    162.5x3 Hookgrip PB...never actually done a rep set before. Ha. Ouch...but not as bad as i expected.
    185x5@7. Was easy as. Used straps in lieu of hookgrip...not using mixed grip currently. Feels fucked.

    Ezy Curl:

    20x10
    30x5
    37.5x2
    43x5
    43x5
    43x5
    43x5

    Great session.

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    I'm wondering if this Log should be in the intermediate section?

    Happy to leave it here....just a thought.

    8 strong weeks in now. 6 weeks of NLP. It started getting real hard, or i should say, deadlifting was starting to get real hard every session.

    So i moved in Texas Method. Running the template very close to standard bar a couple small thought out changes.

    The layout, if you havnt picked up on it yet:

    Week 1
    Day 1:
    Squats: 5x5 ~ 90% of day 3.
    Press/Bench: 5x5 ~ 90% of day 3.
    Deadlifts: 10x1. yep 10 singles with ~ 90% of day 3. give or take. I complete these on the minute, every minute. Its more about practicing the setup 10X. Have found good success with these in the yers previous.

    Day 2:

    Paused Squats: 2x5 ~ 80% of day 1.
    Bench: 5x5 ~ 80% of previous volume day.
    Strict bent row: 3x5

    Day 3:

    Squats: 1x5
    Press/Bench: 1x5
    Deadlift: 1x5

    I like the setup so far and will push it for as long as i can, then i'll rest and do it again with a small adjustment if i feel it neccesary. From the start, for me, it looks like it will be too light on in terms of volume for the pressing movements (i already made the light day 5x5), so i might add ONE set to the heavy day, either a set accross or a back down. Hesitant to change much more than ONE thing at a time.

    Loving following along on other lifters logs of all strength levels also, great site we have here.

    Peace.

    Tim.

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    Week 3.

    Squats:

    20x8
    60x5
    80x5
    100x5
    120x4

    130x5
    130x5
    130x5
    130x5
    130x5

    Bench:

    20x8
    50x5
    70x5
    85x5

    92.5x5
    92.5x5
    92.5x5
    92.5x5
    92.5x5

    Deadlift:

    60x5
    100x5
    140x5

    165x1x10 singles.
    First 7 double overhand. Last 3 hookgrip. Same as last week, but heavier. EMOM as usual.

    Ezy curls:

    20x10
    30x5

    35.5x8
    35.5x8
    35.5x8
    35.5x8

    Another good session. Have some momentum now i feel. Squats felt great, rpe 8 on the hardest set...right where it should be to be productive.

    Deadlifts are getting difficult with the double overhand grip. Good. My best is 180kg for 1 with this grip. And that was only one set, so 165 for 7 singles, on the minute...is very good.

    Have to back up tomorrow night as i have work commitments on Wednesday night. Lucky its the light day. Ha.

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    Bodyweight currently sitting at 105kg everyday for the past 8 days now. Bodyfat worst case likely to be 21%.

    Paused Squats:

    20x5
    60x5
    80x5

    107.5x5
    107.5x5

    Overhead press:

    20x8
    40x5

    45x5
    45x5
    45x5
    45x5
    45x5

    Bent row:

    40x6
    60x5
    80x5

    90x5
    90x5
    90x5
    90x5

    Ezy curl:

    20x10
    30x5
    37.5x5

    44x5 PR.
    44x5
    44x5
    44x5

    Pretty good.

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