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Old 06-21-2013, 03:46 PM   #821
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Friday June 21st

Deadlifts
330x15x1


On the minute. Pretty easy, and now that I have chalk I've found I can still double overhand this weight without much problem. I'm starting the ol' Louie Simmons deadlift singles program from last year.

Weighed 190 in clothes on a proper scale today, so I'm probably really about 185 rather than 180. It's both a disappointment that my relative strength goals are further off than I thought, and a relief that I'm not quite as tiny I had thought.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:34 PM   #822
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Saturday June 22nd

Bench Press
220x3


Failed on the fourth rep, I started this cycle too heavy. Reset time.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:37 AM   #823
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Sunday June 23rd

Weighted Chin-Up
65x3,2,1,3,2,1,3,2,1


Starting 2.5# jumps now. I really want 110x1 by the end of this cycle, and I think I can get there in about 6 weeks.

Unloaded BB Curls
1x60
2x20


I'd like to do 100 straight, then I'll probably add 10# or so.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:16 PM   #824
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Monday June 24th

Skipped squats, did my first warm up set with 95# and after feeling how tired my legs were and how tight and sore my hips were I just lost all desire to continue.

Tuesday June 25th

Bench Press
190x5x5


Incline Bench Press
125x14


DB Lateral Raise Dropset

Thursday June 27th

Front Squat
240x2


I am quite burned out, the weights feel heavy as shit and my mind is rebelling. Need a reset or a deload I think.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:04 PM   #825
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Friday June 28th

Deadlift - TnG
430x1
365x15


No loss of enthusiasm with this lift, it's funny how over-reaching can be so movement specific. I don't think I'll continue progressing max reps with 365, I think I'll move up to 405.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:13 PM   #826
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Saturday July 29th

Bench Press
210x5


Sunday June 30th

Weighted Chin Up
67.5x3,2,1,3,2,1,3,2,1


Unloaded BB Curls
1x50
1x30
1x20


Monday July 1st

Squat
255x1
285x1
305x1
330x1
350x0


Everything was feeling light and easy so I decided to max. These were absolutely no lower than exactly parallel, freeze frame verified squats with a belt. 330 went up pretty fast though, so I think I could get an inch or two lower and still make it. Not sure why 350 didn't go up considering how easy 330 was. Anyway, it's good to know I can still squat over three plates in some fashion.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:03 PM   #827
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I'm not going to update the last week or so of workouts, all I need to record is that I front squatted 242.5x10x1 today, which means this cycle has not panned out. Benching was terrible and I didn't bother with Tuesdays session after the horrowshow that was Saturday. In thinking it over, I think I'm going to call "trying to get strong without gaining weight" a failure for now. I want to bulk again as the bulk/cut approach seems to work very well, except I'm too fat for my tastes and since that puts bulking out of the question, my only option is to cut down to where it will be an option. So, I'm going to wrap up my pull up cycle, see where I stall, and then get started.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:42 PM   #828
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Friday July 12th

Deadlift
330x12x1


<= 1 minute between sets.

Starting my diet tomorrow. I'm thinking 2500 calories and about 200g protein a day. I'm taking it slow this time, going to shoot for a pound a week. Routine wise I'm going to go with frequent higher volume, moderate to low intensity, low rep sessions.
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Sunday July 14th

Weighted Chin Up
72.5x3,2,1,3,2,1,3,2,1


Unloaded BB Curl
1x50
1x30
1x20


Good session, although curls felt a little heavy.
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Monday July 15th

Bench Press
175x15x1
Up to 225x1


Squat
215x15x1
Up to 255
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