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Old 11-11-2009, 11:01 AM   #26
Brian Stone
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Norwich, CT
Posts: 491

Mon Nov 9
Weight: 229

Press: 45#x5, 75x5, 95x3, 120x2, 140x4,4,3
I actually wish there were 1.25# weights at my gym, but there aren't. Seriously considering getting some, as I think they are better for linear improvements and sustained progress.

Squat: 45x5, 135x5, 185x3, 205x2, 220x5,5,6

DB Rows (R/L): 55x5, 75x5, 95x3, 110x2, 120x8,8, 130x4

Used knee wraps while squatting. Felt much better during the squat but still have persistent knee pain following, which has been a recurring theme. Ice a few times each day. Pain below both knees, specifically with both collateral ligaments, I suspect. Easing off squatting and icing daily until they feel significantly better on a workout day, but I think the SS volume of squatting might be a bit much for me.

Wed Nov 11

BP: 45x5, 95x5, 145x4, 175x2, 195x5,5,5
New pressing style starting to feel much better.

DL: 135x5, 185x5, 225x3, 265x2, 295x5
Backoff: 225x5

Chins: 7, 4

Double PR day today. Still showing linear gains; will stick w/ SS until things start to taper off. Original plan was 12 weeks. I hope that lasts.
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