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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane


    The handles point differently to that depending on the rack I use (different shape hooks I guess). Still usually means showing through it to unrack it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    The handles point differently to that depending on the rack I use (different shape hooks I guess). Still usually means showing through it to unrack it.

    Are you sure it's not the bar itself? The hook shape should be negligible. On the bar I use, as well as all the ones I've googled, the handles are not aligned with the cambered part. There's a 20-30 degree angle going on.

    In the pic above, if you turned the bar the other way around, the handles would face the other way.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane


    Are you sure it's not the bar itself? The hook shape should be negligible. On the bar I use, as well as all the ones I've googled, the handles are not aligned with the cambered part. There's a 20-30 degree angle going on.

    In the pic above, if you turned the bar the other way around, the handles would face the other way.

    It could be. It was just wild speculation. I can't say I ever paid any attention to it, to be honest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    January 25. W3D3

    Pause squat:
    20kg x 8
    40kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    100kg x 5
    120kg x 5
    110kg x 5
    110kg x 5
    110kg x 5

    Up to x5 @9. I was kinda on autopilot and had it in my head that 120x5 would be a 9, but in the middle of drop sets, I thought that maybe it was more like an 8. Probably could have gone for 125x5 and gotten a paused rep PR. Too bad I was still half asleep. At least my form felt solid throughout.

    Bench (tng):
    20kg x 5
    40kg x 8
    60kg x 8
    75kg x 8
    85kg x 8
    77.5kg x 8
    77.5kg x 7

    Up to x8 @10. Going for high reps @10 is always difficult when trying to gauge the target weight. 85x8 was at least a 9.5 so I think I nailed it. And got a tng rep PR. Only completed one drop set so if fatigue was the aim today, I think I achieved it.

    <Quick bit of pec/front delt stretching>

    OHP:
    20kg x 5
    30kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    45kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    40kg x 5

    Up to x5 @9. I should have been able to do heavier than 45x5, but my upper body was tired after the benching.

    Good day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    January 26. W3D4

    RDL:
    20kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    * straps *
    80kg x 4
    100kg x 4
    110kg x 4
    120kg x 4
    110kg x 4
    110kg x 4
    110kg x 4

    Up to x4 @9. Really concentrating on form here as lack of lat tension could be the reason why my conventional deadlift is so bad.

    Yates row:
    60kg x 5
    70kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    75kg x 5
    75kg x 5
    75kg x 5

    Up to x5 @9. I remember being able to bang out 8-10 reps at 70kg a long time ago, but my form was probably awful. Kept form as strict as possible here and dear god, my lats got a battering.

    CGBP:
    40kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    70kg x 5
    75kg x 5
    70kg x 5
    70kg x 5
    70kg x 5

    Up to x5 @9. Was tired from the RPE 10 sets yesterday, so can't complain.

    Facepull:
    23kg plate x 20
    23kg plate x 20
    23kg plate x 20
    23kg plate x 20

    I usually do facepulls towards the forehead to get a bit of external rotation in, but was pulling towards the chin/neck instead to isolate the rear delts. Kept it light and used a tempo. Holy crap, my delts were on fire.

    Good day. My entire posterior chain is in bits. Except my calves. Fcuk the calves.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane


    Up to x5 @9. I remember being able to bang out 8-10 reps at 70kg a long time ago, but my form was probably awful. Kept form as strict as possible here and dear god, my lats got a battering.

    Yeah, your lats will know all about it doing rows after RDLs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane


    SSB squat:
    Up to x5 @8, repeat. I think I used this wrong. The handles are supposed to face slightly away from me when SSB is resting in the rack, but I was using them the opposite way. I think? Anyway, bar felt very shakey and heavier than it should.

    I started today and hadn't noticed that I had the handles pointing back towards me when one of the lads called over to switch it around and the handles would point away.

    It was only when I looked at what difference it would make when I unracked that I appreciated the difference. Bar was unloaded and turned around.

    Mystery: solved.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    I started today and hadn't noticed that I had the handles pointing back towards me when one of the lads called over to switch it around and the handles would point away.

    It was only when I looked at what difference it would make when I unracked that I appreciated the difference. Bar was unloaded and turned around.

    Mystery: solved.

    Did you try unrack it when it was the wrong way around? It feels very unstable. So unstable, it could be its own variation of regular SSB squats.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane


    Did you try unrack it when it was the wrong way around? It feels very unstable. So unstable, it could be its own variation of regular SSB squats.

    I had only done a warm up with the bar so I didn't get to feel it but the weight would be pushing a different way so I imagine it would be discombobulating.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    January 29. W4D1

    Squat:
    20kg x 3
    60kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    * sleeves *
    100kg x 5
    * belt *
    120kg x 4
    135kg x 4
    145kg x 4
    137.5kg x 4
    137.5kg x 4
    137.5kg x 4

    Up to x4 @9. 145x4 was undoubtedly a 9. Legs were jelly. Form wasn't there today and I'm not sure why. If it was, 150x4 could have been on the cards.

    Bench:
    20kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    75kg x 4
    85kg x 4
    92.5kg x 4
    87.5kg x 4
    87.5kg x 4
    87.5kg x 4

    Up to x4 @9. Didn't use the RPE chart so the 92.5x4 was a shot in the dark, but it was right.

    BTN press:
    20kg x 6
    30kg x 6
    35kg x 6
    35kg x 6
    35kg x 6
    35kg x 6
    35kg x 6

    Up to x8 @8, repeat. Graaand.

    Ok day overall.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane


    Didn't use the RPE chart so the 92.5x4 was a shot in the dark, but it was right.

    I never, ever thought of using the chart. It probably would have been useful.

    To be fair, I only saw it referenced in your log, checked it out and realised it would have been handy.

    But then completely forgot about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    January 30. W4D2

    Deadlift:
    70kg x 5
    90kg x 5
    110kg x 5
    * belt *
    130kg x 4
    150kg x 4
    142.5kg x 4
    142.5kg x 4
    142.5kg x 4

    Up to x4 @9. 9 set was lighter than I had hoped for, but my form was rock solid. Since last week, I have been paying special attention to lat tightness. Limiting factor here felt like my legs.

    Belt squat:

    My gym doesn't have anywhere to belt squat properly. I had a few ideas to experiment and the coach helped me out, more so out of his own curiosity than anything else.

    1) Barbell with one end on ground kept in place by heavy dumbbells while other side had the weights slightly off the deadlift platform*. Dumbbells (a 40kg and 55kg) kept slipping. The pullup belt also slipped and threw my weight forward unexpectedly, which scared me.

    2) Same as above, but barbell up against the wall and I stood on bumper plates*. No barbell slipping occurred, but the chain on the pullup belt kept slipping and throwing me off.

    3) Just threw some plates on the pullup belt and stood on bumper plates*. With 40kg between my legs, I didn't have much room to stand properly. I was able to bang out 10 reps pretty easily, so figured I'd never be able to get enough weight on the belt for this to be effective.

    * I needed some elevation otherwise plates would hit ground without me getting proper depth

    I guess I'll just have to stop being a pussy and do the damn front squats I was trying to avoid. Ugh.

    Pullup:
    x6
    5kg x 6
    5kg x 6
    5kg x 6
    5kg x 6

    Weird day. Felt like I spent too much time messing and wasn't productive. On the other hand, now I know that belt squats are a no go.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane


    Belt squats are great for hitting just the quads and aren't as taxing overall as front squats.

    But they're a hooerrr to set up.

    Could probably do them in my gym with the jerk blocks but other than that, not a hope of trying to MacGyver a set up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    February 1. W4D3

    Reverse band squats:
    20kg x 3 (sans bands)
    60kg x 5 (sans bands)
    80kg x 3 (sans bands)
    80kg x 3
    * sleeves *
    100kg x 5
    * belt *
    120kg x 5
    140kg x 3
    160kg x 3
    165kg x 3
    155kg x 3
    155kg x 3
    155kg x 3

    Up to x3 @9. Heaviest weight I've had on my back to date. 160kg felt like an 8 so I was going to go for 170kg. But the RPE chart said 165. Well fcuk you RPE chart for being utterly no craic.

    And then the 165 was a perfect 9. I'm sorry, RPE chart.

    Bench (tng):
    20kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    70kg x 4
    80kg x 4
    90kg x 4
    85kg x 4
    85kg x 4
    85kg x 4

    Up to x4 @9. Was hoping for 95, but bar just felt weirdly shakey in my hands throughout? I dunno. Maybe I wasn't gripping the bar tightly or something.

    Push press:
    30kg x 6
    40kg x 6
    45kg x 6
    45kg x 6
    45kg x 6

    Up to x6 @8. Wanted more sets but ran out of time. Oh well.

    Grand day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane


    Up to x3 @9. Heaviest weight I've had on my back to date. 160kg felt like an 8 so I was going to go for 170kg. But the RPE chart said 165. Well fcuk you RPE chart for being utterly no craic.

    And then the 165 was a perfect 9. I'm sorry, RPE chart..

    :D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    February 2. W4D4

    Block pull (conv):
    70kg x 5
    90kg x 5
    110kg x 5
    130kg x 3
    150kg x 3
    110kg x 3
    110kg x 3

    Plan today was to work up to a triple and ensure I kept lat tightness. Lately, I've noticed a flaw in my movement pattern in that the more horizontal my torso, the more likely I am to just let my lats go. It's probably partly why my conventional deadlift is so crap and is not so apparent when I sumo.

    Anyway, lat tightness started to go around 130kg so I should have stopped then but like a fool, I went to 150. Tweaked my lower back. I'm an idiot.

    JM press:
    20kg x 6
    40kg x 6
    50kg x 6
    60kg x 6
    65kg x 6
    60kg x 6
    60kg x 6
    60kg x 6

    Up to x6 @9. Grand.

    Barbell row:
    60kg x 8
    70kg x 8
    70kg x 8
    70kg x 8
    70kg x 8
    70kg x 8

    Up to x8 @8, repeat. 2nd last set was crappy and my chest collapsed, so lats weren't engaged properly. Sorted it for the last set.

    Facepull:
    23kg plate x 20
    23kg plate x 20
    23kg plate x 20
    23kg plate x 20
    23kg plate x 20

    I think my lats need work. I've always preferred pullups/chinups for lat work as I never really felt I got much from rows (any variation). Chances are I just never did rows properly. I'm going to concentrate on strengthening this aspect of my lats for the next while and hopefully with perseverance, my deadlift will start sucking less.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    February 5. W5D1

    2nd 4-week block. Plan is to up volume on the main lifts slightly and bring bench frequency back to 4/week from 3/week.

    Squat:
    60kg x 5
    60kg x 1
    80kg x 5
    * sleeves *
    100kg x 5
    * belt *
    120kg x 5
    140kg x 5
    145kg x 5
    135kg x 5
    135kg x 5
    135kg x 5

    Up to x5 @9. Something wasn't quite right today and I couldn't put my finger on it for ages. Then before my last drop set, I realised my wrists were achey, which to me has always been a sign that the bar is resting more on my hands than my delts. Squeezed my elbows together when unracking and the last set felt easier.

    Bench:
    20kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    70kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    90kg x 5
    85kg x 5
    85kg x 5
    85kg x 5

    Up to x5 @9. I know I've tng benched 90x5 before, but I think this is a new paused 5RM. Just felt right today.

    BTN press:
    20kg x 7
    30kg x 7
    35kg x 7
    35kg x 7
    35kg x 7
    35kg x 7
    35kg x 7

    Plan was up to x7 @8, repeat. 35kg probably was more like a 7 because it never really felt challenging. But I've had a tendency to lose form if the bar gets heavy, so no harm in keeping it light to reinforce proper movement patterns for now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    February 6. W5D2

    Deadlift:
    70kg x 5
    90kg x 5
    110kg x 5
    * belt *
    130kg x 5
    150kg x 5
    142.5kg x 5
    142.5kg x 3
    142.5kg x 3

    Up to x5 @9. Some guy started using a punch bag just a few feet away from me and it was pretty offputting. My gym is small so hadn't much hope of adjusting. Realised my form was falling so last two drop sets were cut short. Boooo.

    Floor press:
    20kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    70kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    75kg x 5
    75kg x 5
    75kg x 5

    Up to x5 @9. Hadn't done these in a while. Grand.

    SSB squat:
    60kg x 7
    80kg x 7
    90kg x 7
    90kg x 7
    90kg x 7
    90kg x 7

    Up to x7 @8, repeat. Jaysus, these absolutely kill me. Whatever about the weight, keeping a closer stance (than my LB squat stance) to isolate the quads makes these just unpleasant. Stairs are gonna be fun tomorrow.

    Pullup x10

    Had plans to do a few sets of ~8, but time was lacking today. Had at least 2 more in the tank, so there's that.

    Ok day


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    February 8. W5D3

    Pin squat:
    20kg x 5 (paused, no pin)
    60kg x 5 (paused, no pin)
    80kg x 3 (paused, no pin)
    80kg x 3
    100kg x 5
    120kg x 5
    125kg x 5
    115kg x 5
    115kg x 5
    115kg x 5

    Up to x5 @9. I think this is the heaviest I've gone on pin squats by 15kg.

    The first time I ever went heavy-ish with pin squats, I had awful lat doms afterwards. I'd guess it is the type of movement that reinforces correct bracing for me.

    Bench (tng):
    20kg x 8
    40kg x 6
    60kg x 6
    70kg x 6
    80kg x 6
    90kg x 6
    85kg x 6
    85kg x 6

    Up to x6 @10. Reckon 90x6 was a 9.5. But the 2nd drop set was certainly a 10, so left it at that.

    OHP into push press:
    20kg x 6
    30kg x 6
    40kg x 6
    45kg x 6/3
    42.5kg x 6/2
    42.5kg x 5

    Up to x6 @9... I dunno how to denote this. After reading a few articles on delt hypertrophy, one thing I read about was a way of overloading the OHP by going to failure, then doing push press to failure. I combining this idea with reps by RPE and just didn't think it through at all, at all at all. Well, my entire upper body is fried right now, so objective reached. I think? I dunno.

    Good day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    February 9th. W5D4

    Had 55 minutes to do everything, so took some shortcuts today.

    RDL:
    60kg x 6
    80kg x 6
    100kg x 6
    120kg x 6
    130kg x 6
    120kg x 6
    120kg x 6
    120kg x 6

    Up to x6 @9. Felt better than two weeks ago and also much stronger. Didn't bother with straps and just went alternate grip instead.

    Yates row:
    60kg x 4
    80kg x 4
    80kg x 4
    80kg x 4
    80kg x 4
    80kg x 4

    Up to x4 @8, repeat. Was supposed to be to RPE 9, but time.

    CGBP/facepull superset:
    40kg x 6
    60kg x 6/23kg plate x 20
    80kg x 6/29kg plate x 20
    80kg x 6/29kg plate x 20
    80kg x 6/29kg plate x 20

    CGBP was supposed to be x6 @9 and I wanted to complete 100 facepulls with a 29kg plate, but ran out of time.

    Shame about time limit, but good day under the circumstances.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    January 12. W6D1

    Squat:
    20kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    * sleeves *
    100kg x 6
    * belt *
    120kg x 6
    140kg x 6
    132.5kg x 6
    132.5kg x 6
    132.5kg x 6

    Up to x6 @9. Was hoping for 145x6. However, I had a dodgy stomach yesterday and was wary of my strength being down - or worse. Considering I had jelly legs for the last reps of the drop sets, it was probably a good call to stop at 140.

    Buuuuttt... 6RM, so yay? Been a long time since I've gone above 5 as a rep range for competition squats.

    Bench:
    20kg x 6
    40kg x 6
    60kg x 6
    70kg x 6
    80kg x 6
    90kg x 6
    85kg x 6
    85kg x 5
    85kg x 6

    Up to x6 @9. Last two drop sets were sloppy. Had to rack the 2nd one early as I had slipped back on the bench. Pretty much did the exact same thing on the 3rd. Realised I hadn't been bracing the back properly between reps as a result of trying to rep a bit faster. I'll know better next time.

    Buuutt... 6RM here too.

    BTN press:
    20kg x 8
    30kg x 8
    35kg x 8
    35kg x 8
    35kg x 8
    35kg x 8
    35kg x 8

    Up to x8, repeat. Kept good form and although not heavy, sets were tough with this rep range. Might be getting technically proficient with this lift now.

    Good day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    February 13. W6D2

    Deadlift:
    20kg x 5
    70kg x 5
    90kg x 5
    110kg x 6
    * belt *
    130kg x 6
    145kg x 6
    135kg x 6
    135kg x 6
    135kg x 6

    Up to x6 @9. 130kg x 6 just felt heavy. Not heavy in my hands, but heavy on the legs. My legs are definitely the weak point here. Avoided 150x6 and stuck with 145x6 and was glad I did.

    I could have used my back more and gone heavier, but that would have defeated the purpose. Being strict on form after being complacent for so long is pretty humbling.

    Pin press:
    20kg x 5 (no pin)
    40kg x 5 (no pin)
    60kg x 5
    80kg x 3
    95kg x 3
    100kg x 3
    95kg x 3
    95kg x 3
    95kg x 3

    Up to x3 @9. Such a weird feeling movement.

    Front squat:
    60kg x 5
    70kg x 7
    70kg x 7
    70kg x 7
    70kg x 7

    Up to x7 @8, repeat. I haaate front squats. I could possibly have gone heavier, but the real struggle was staying upright. Technical proficiency won't come overnight so it'll be another while before I can FS some not so embarrassing numbers.

    Meant to do a quick pullup AMRAP before I left but I forgot.

    Session felt somewhat depressing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane


    Session felt somewhat depressing.

    Don't. You're building a stronger machine.

    And front squatting 70x7 @8 for sets with good form is better than front squatting 80x7 for sets with manky form. You're probably getti9ng more out of the front squats at 70 with good form anyway.

    Also, pin press is strong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    February 15. W6D3

    Reverse band squat:
    20kg x 5 (no bands)
    60kg x 5 (no bands)
    80kg x 5 (no bands)
    80kg x 1
    * sleeves *
    100kg x 5
    * belt *
    120kg x 5
    140kg x 5
    160kg x 4
    165kg x 4
    155kg x 4
    155kg x 4
    155kg x 4

    Up to x4 @9. Had two glasses of wine followed by a bad night sleep so although strength felt ok, energy was dire. Took really long rest periods. Above took about 50 minutes :eek:

    Bench (tng):
    20kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    75kg x 5
    85kg x 5
    92.5kg x 5
    87.5kg x 5
    87.5kg x 5
    87.5kg x 5

    Up to x5 @9. Form felt good.

    OHP:
    20kg x 10
    30kg x 5
    35kg x 7
    35kg x 7
    35kg x 7

    Up to x7 @8, repeat. Was running out of time so had extra short rest periods. This rep range would normally be around 40-45kg for me but the above was better than nothing, I guess.

    Such a long session considering how little I did. About 1h45. Ugh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    February 16. W6D4

    Box squat:
    20kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    100kg x 5
    120kg x 4
    112.5kg x 4
    112.5kg x 4
    112.5kg x 4

    Up to x4 @9. First time doing these. They seemed... easy? I was probably doing them wrong. Had feet wide (somewhere between squat and sumo stance), kept shins vertical and lowered my ass to the box before exploding upwards through the hips. I thought my numbers would be lower.

    Barbell row:
    60kg x 8
    70kg x 8
    70kg x 8
    70kg x 8

    Up to x8 @8, repeat.

    JM press/facepull superset:
    20kg x 7
    40kg x 7
    50kg x 7
    60kg x 7/29kg plate x 20
    60kg x 7/29kg plate x 20
    60kg x 7/29kg plate x 20
    60kg x 7/29kg plate x 20
    60kg x 7/29kg plate x 20

    Up to x7 @8, repeat and wanted to do 100 facepulls. My triceps and upper back were bollocksed after this.

    Good day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane



    Up to x4 @9. First time doing these. They seemed... easy? I was probably doing them wrong. Had feet wide (somewhere between squat and sumo stance), kept shins vertical and lowered my ass to the box before exploding upwards through the hips. I thought my numbers would be lower.

    Did you pause on the box?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    I did pause, but I didn't sit back. That is what some guides about box squatting for raw lifters suggest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    February 19. W7D1

    Squat:
    20kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    * sleeves *
    100kg x 5
    * belt *
    120kg x 5
    140kg x 4
    150kg x 4
    140kg x 4
    140kg x 4
    140kg x 4

    Up to x4 @9. Think this is a 4RM. But due to how slow the last rep at 150 was while form was solid, I'm pretty sure this was an accurate 9.

    Bench:
    20kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    75kg x 4
    85kg x 4
    95kg x 4
    87.5kg x 4
    87.5kg x 4
    87.5kg x 4

    Up to x4 @9. Another 4RM. Used a different rack and bar than usual so the uncomfortable environment helps get out of my comfort zone.

    BTN press:
    20kg x 6
    30kg x 6
    40kg x 6
    40kg x 6
    40kg x 6

    Up to x6 @8, repeat. Was hoping for more sets but 3rd set was a struggle.

    Good day. I'm happy to be moving in the right direction.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    February 20. W7D2

    Deadlift:
    70kg x 5
    90kg x 5
    110kg x 5
    * belt *
    130kg x 4
    145kg x 4
    155kg x 4
    145kg x 4
    145kg x 4

    Up to x4 @9. Felt like I was trying to shrug my shoulders during the top set. Was able to correct it by flexing my triceps for the first drop set. 2nd drop set and the habit crept back in. Left it at that as I was tired and head was a mess.

    Floor press:
    20kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    80kg x 4
    85kg x 4
    80kg x 4
    80kg x 4
    80kg x 4

    Up to x4 @9. Shoulders and elbows got achey doing these. Think I may have been shrugging here too. Fsake.

    SSB squat:
    60kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    100kg x 5
    100kg x 5
    100kg x 5

    Up to x5 @8, repeat. Felt heavy, but no chance of failure here. Wanted more sets but was running out of time.

    Pullup:
    x10

    Was going to be a cheeky AMRAP on the way out the door but I stopped short of failure simply due to the previous achiness of the shoulders and elbows. I didn't feel the aching during the pullups so it was a precaution. But nice to know I can bang out 10 pullups easily enough having not done them in 2 weeks.

    Sore day. I need food and sleep.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,058 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    February 22. W7D3

    Pin squat:
    20kg x 5 (paused, no pin)
    60kg x 5 (paused, no pin)
    60kg x 2
    80kg x 5
    100kg x 5
    120kg x 5
    110kg x 5
    110kg x 5
    110kg x 5

    Up to x5 @9. 120x5 felt rough. How in the name of jaysus was 125x5 so easy 2 weeks ago?

    Bench (tng):
    20kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    60kg x 8
    75kg x 8
    85kg x 8
    80kg x 8
    80kg x 8
    80kg x 8

    Up to x8 @10. 85x8 felt like a 9.5, so left it at that. Form was a remarkable improvement as I felt my bench getting sloppy lately. Bar felt heavy in my hands but always moved smoothly.

    Push press:
    20kg x 5 (strict)
    30kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    50kg x 5
    50kg x 5
    50kg x 5
    50kg x 5

    Up to x5 @8, repeat. Grand.

    Good day.


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