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Old 08-27-2007, 05:38 AM   #52
Daniel Myers
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Sunday 8/26/2007


Return of son of heavy day.


Skwat:
135x8
185x5
225x3
255x1
275x1
295x1
315x1
295x3
Bench Press:
95x8
135x5
155x3
185x1
205x1
225xfail
185x5
Hamstring Curls: 80x4x8

Pullups: 4x8

Standing Ab Pulldowns: 100x10 110x2x10


I'm considering 315 to be my PR. As I've mentioned before, I got decently strong at squats a few years ago (interestingly, that was the only lift I was any good at), and hit 330 once. I think those reps were too high to really count, though, so 315 is my all-time best in a legal depth squat.

"Master of Puppets" came on the radio right after I loaded the bar with 315. There is no better song for getting pumped up. I intentionally waited for the massively heavy bridge section before I did the lift.

Trying to hit 225 on the bench was a mistake. It was just too big of a jump and I got buried on the bottom without the strength to reverse it. I always bench in the rack, and I recommend you do too. I guess I could count it as a heavy negative rep.

205 to 225 is a 10% jump, so I really just need a smaller increase. If I can triple 205, then I can probably do 5% more -- 215 -- so I'll try that next week. Then I'll get 225 on the increase after that. I would really like to bench 225, since I've always been the world's worst bencher, and that would be an actual respectable weight. I just need a few more weeks, and then I'll take it.

Two plates on each side! RAWK!
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