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  1. #1
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    Default Shua’s SS Log

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    I’m 35, male, 6ft, 189lbs. I just lost 43lbs and looking to get stronger and bigger the right way.

    7/10/19
    Squat 3x5x155
    Press 3x5x95
    Dead 1x5x185
    Chins 3x5xBW

    7/12/19
    Squat 3x5x165
    Bench 3x5x135
    Dead 1x5x195

    7/14/19
    Squat 3x5x185
    Press 3x5x105
    Dead 1x5x225
    Chins 3x5xBW+10lb

    Going to a wedding, so my next workout wont be till the 19th. I’ll see if I can locate a place with a squat rack in the Lakewood, CO area.

    -Shua
    Last edited by JoshuaW; 07-31-2019 at 09:25 PM.

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    Default Got Some Shoes

    Back from the wedding and got me some weight lifting shoes.

    7/20/19
    Squat: 3x5x165
    Bench: 3x5x145
    Dead: 1x5x245
    Chins: 3x5x212

    7/22/19
    Squat: 3x5x185
    Press: 3x5x115
    Dead: 1x5x265
    Chins: 3x5x215

    7/24/19
    Squat 3x5x190
    Bench: 3x5x155
    Dead: 1x5x275
    Chins: 3x5x217

    7/27/19
    Squat: 3x5x195
    Press: 3x5x120
    Dead: 1x5x280
    Chins: 3x5x222

    7/29/19
    Squat: 3x5x200
    Bench: 3x5x160
    Cleans: 5x3x155 (holy shit I’m sore)
    Chins: 3x5x225

    7/31/19
    Squat: 3x5x205
    Press: 3x5x125
    Dead: 1x5x285
    Chins: 3x5x230

    Struggling to eat due to illness, but I’ve managed to get up to 197lbs body weight before I got sick. Holding steady for now.

    Chins: I know YNDTP, but you can kiss my ass. I like chins and so far the same logic that works on all the other lifts is working on the chins. Let’s see how far I can go while adding 2.5 to 5 pounds per workout to my belt.

    -Shua

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    Positive for strep throat, dang it. Gonna train tomorrow anyways.

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    Strep be damned, I’m trained anyway:

    Squat: 3x5x210
    Puked a little, and then...
    Bench: 3x5x165
    Clean: 5x3x160
    Chins: 3x5x232

    Cleans were easy, but I need to focus on getting the bar in the correct hold location.

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    Continued

    8/5/19
    Squat: 3x5x215
    Press: 3x5x130
    Dead: 1x5x290
    Chin: 3x5x235

    8/7/19
    Squat: 3x5x220
    Bench: 3x5x170
    Clean: 3x5x165
    Chins: 3x5x237

    8/10/19
    Squat: 3x5x225
    Press: 3x5x135
    Dead: 1x5x295
    Chins: 3x5x242

    8/12/19
    Squat: 3x5x230
    Bench: 3x5x175
    Cleans: 3x5x170
    Chins: 3x5x245

    8/14/19: Sleep deprivation, neglected diet, and work conditions finally took their toll. I’m on mandatory overtime plus the boy’s football season is in full swing. Getting 5 to 6 hours of sleep a night. Today I had to clean out the wheel and flap wells and apply CIC, which means I was sucking oxygen throw a respirator all day and getting drench in chemicals that make my skin burn. I was lucky that I didn’t get hurt attempting my presses. After my squats I done, stick a fork in me.
    Squat: 3x5x235
    Press: Failure
    Dead: Failure
    Chins: Failure

    8/17/19
    Squat: 3x5x240
    Bench: 3x5x180
    Cleans: 5x3x175
    Chins: 2x5x248 (something is wrong with my left arm when pulling, extreme pain prevented my third set)

    Observations
    Press: Its getting harder and harder to make 5lb jumps. I think microloading is just around the corner.
    Chins: My experiment it coming to an end, much like the press, it’s getting harder and harder plus some injury like pain.
    Cleans: I’m struggling to get my legs to NOT STAGGER. When I was a kid I fell over and busted up my face pretty bad doing cleans. Ever since I have lunged at the bottom to give myself better stability. Hard habit to break.
    Squat: Easy
    Dead: Easy
    Bench: Easy

    Still on overtime. The wife has committed to helping streamline activities to get more sleep in. How awesome is that!

    -Shua

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    Default Chin Video

    Some of my friends think I’m full of shit about my chin ups, and I suspect than many of you are in the same boat. So I made a video, set of 5, 35lb Rogue bounce plate between my legs:

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    I'm not sure why you would think we doubt you about chins or even that they are off base. I find your chins to be very impressive. Keep up the good work.

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