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    Brian999's Journal

    I've been doing SS for about 3 months now, but just decided to make a log. Been lifting for about 8 months altogether.

    Was rushing a little today so I didn't warm up like I wanted, but I got things done.

    Squats:
    1x5x45lbs
    1x5x135lbs
    1x3x205lbs
    Working Sets:
    3x5x245 Working my way up again with the squats, because I wasn't progressing like I wanted.

    Press:
    1x5x45
    1x5x95
    1x2x115
    Working Set:
    2x5x135
    1x4x135 Was tired didn't take a big enough rest between sets, because I had to leave pretty soon.

    Power Cleans:
    1x5x95
    1x3x115
    Working Set:
    5x3x135 Cleans, are the same as the press, these were easy so Im going to increase the weight next time around. I was planning on doing that today but I forgot.
    Last edited by Brian999; 05-29-2009 at 05:59 PM.

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    Squats: Ass to grass
    1x5x45
    1x5x135
    1x3x205
    Working Sets:
    3x5x245 Easy going to increase the weight next workout

    Bench Press:
    1x5x45
    1x10x135
    1x3x185~ Paused
    Working Sets:
    3x5x205

    Deadlift:
    1x5x135
    1x5x205
    1x1x315
    Working Set:
    1x5x335
    Last edited by Brian999; 05-29-2009 at 05:23 PM.

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    Increased the weight on everything today

    Squats :
    1x5x45lbs
    1x5x135lbs
    1x3x205lbs
    1x1x245
    Working Sets:
    3x5x250

    Press:
    1x10x45
    1x5x95
    1x2x115
    1x1x135
    Working Set:
    3x5x140

    Power Cleans:
    1x3x95
    1x3x115
    Working Set:
    5x3x140

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    Looking good m8! Keep at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benno View Post
    Looking good m8! Keep at it.
    Thanks Benno! Hopefully I can increase the weight again on Wednesday!

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    Everything stayed the same today, could have increased the weight on the squats but I will on Friday. Deadlift was tough today, Im pretty sure its because Im cutting back a little on the food, because I was gaining too much weight.

    Squats:
    1x7x45
    1x5x135
    1x3x205lbs
    Working Set:
    3x5x250

    Bench:
    1x10x45
    1x5x135
    1x5x185
    Working Set:
    3x5x205~paused on the first set

    Deadlift:
    1x4x135
    1x5x205
    1x1x315
    Working Set:
    1x5x335

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    Nice work, dude. Keep at it.
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    Good work. I want to see a increase in those squat numbers friday! DO IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez View Post
    Nice work, dude. Keep at it.
    Thanks man!

    Quote Originally Posted by benno View Post
    Good work. I want to see a increase in those squat numbers friday! DO IT
    haha, I'll definitely increase it this Friday!

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    Did a little cardio today

    30 minutes on the trails behind my house, I did it at a fast walking pace. Half of it was uphill also. Easier then going all the way to the gym.

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    Wheres the workout?!

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    Gonna update the journal again. Im going to stay on SS for another month or so I have the Texas method book and after going through it I want to wait until I hit what they consider intermediate for my weight. 155lb press, 225lb bench, 301lb squat, 351 dead, and 217 power clean. Max press is 175 for 2 reps. Bench is at 245, squat is at 295 and dead is at 401, and power clean at 145. It's mostly my squat and power clean. Im going to work hard on getting those up, and do it all for 3x5.

    Anyways...

    Yesterday: August 24th

    Squat: ATG
    1x5x295
    1x3x295
    1x2x275
    1x5x275

    Next workout Im going to try very hard to hit 3x5x295

    OH press:

    1x1x175 For some reason I couldn't do another rep so I racked the bar reset it, and hit it again
    1x1x175
    1x3x165
    1x5x155
    1x3x155
    1x2x155

    Didn't have time for power cleans It takes me at least 20-15 min to finish all my sets and it was getting late and my gym was closing. A shame to I really need to get the power clean numbers up. Finished it off with Pull-ups.

    Pull-ups:

    1x9xBW
    1x7xBW
    Last edited by Brian999; 08-25-2009 at 07:55 PM.

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    Looking strong in here man!!!
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    Thanks for the kind words bri!

    Good workout today hit 315 squat for the first time!

    Squat:
    Warm up
    1x1x315 Wiped the floor with this, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to come back up.
    1x3x295
    1x4x295
    1x5x275 Just tried to make up for the other missed reps

    Bench: Currently deloading
    Warm up
    1x5x225
    1x6x225
    1x5x225

    Deadlift: deloading as well
    Warm up
    1x5x365 EASY, did them really fast.

    I was going to do dips, but some guy was hogging the dip bars, so I just did some tri rope pulldowns

    3x10x85lbs
    Last edited by Brian999; 08-26-2009 at 11:36 PM.

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    Good workout, I need to deload on the OH presses because I've been stuck at 155 for 6-7 workouts. I did do 165 for 2 reps today and the rest were 155, but last workout I did 175 for 1 rep, and 165 for 2.

    Squat:
    warm-up
    1x5x295
    1x4x295
    1x1x295
    1x1x295
    1x4x275

    OH press:
    warm-up
    1x2x165
    1x3x155
    1x5x155
    1x5x155


    Power cleans:
    warm-up
    3x5x155 tough, Im weak on the power cleans.


    pull-ups

    1x7xBW~215
    1x6xBW
    1x4xBW
    Last edited by Brian999; 08-28-2009 at 10:04 PM.

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    Came home too late yesterday to update the journal. Good workout but my schedule was thrown off so I had no spotter when I benched

    Squat:
    Warm-up
    1x5x295
    1x4x295
    1x1x295
    1x3x295
    I was going to do the last 2 but when I went down I couldn't come back up, so I rolled the bar off to the pins. Still trying to hit my 3x5x295lb goal!!!

    Bench: deload still
    Warm-up
    3x5x225 easy

    Deadlift:
    Warm-up
    1x5x385
    Whats next? 1x5x405 I've only done 405 for 1 rep, I cant wait and see If I can do 5. 385 for 5 reps was cake though.

    Dips:

    1x10xBW
    1x8xBW
    1x4xBW

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    Squat:
    Warm-up
    1x4x315
    1x1x295
    Just because I was really tired after the 315lb squats I did:
    2x5x275

    OH press: Deloading
    warm-up
    3x5x135

    That was easy for me, but I think it's too close to what I do for reps I think I may lower to 115 and work back up for the deload.

    Power Cleans:
    warm-up
    3x5x160- These are always the toughest exercise to do. I was completly sore afterwards.

    Pullups:

    2x8xBW

    Abs:
    2x20

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    Ripped my boxers squattin too
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    Good workout today fellas I like how I can get things done faster. My workouts with SS were quick when I started but within the last month I've been spending too long at the gym because I was beat. I spent about 45 minutes today.

    Recovery Day

    Front Squat:
    Warm-up 1x5x135
    Working set: 3x3x225 ATF~ these were fun

    GM's
    Warm-up 1x5x45
    Working set: 2x5x135~ Just making sure I got my form down pretty good.

    OH press:
    Warm-up 1x3x135
    Working sets: 1x3x185 1x2x185 1x4x175 1x1x175

    Pullups: I switched from close grip to ultra wide grip. I was suprised I can do them this wide. This was as wide as the pullup bars let me.

    1x6xBW
    1x4xBW
    Last edited by Brian999; 11-04-2009 at 08:58 PM.
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    BTW guys, I'm going to switch my routine very soon to the Texas Method. I have the book, but haven't had a chance to read it.
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    Good stuff there Brian, liking the way you roll in here, lol.

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    Thanks coke!

    Yesterday's session:

    Squat:
    warm-up: 1x11x135, 1x8x225
    3x5x275

    Bench:
    Warm up: 1x15x135, 1x5x185
    1x5x245
    2x5x225

    Deadlift:
    warm-up: 1x11x135, 1x5x225
    1x5x425

    Dips:

    1x10xBW
    1x11xBW
    1x7xBW
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    Solid effort with the big three movements and the dips as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Solid effort with the big three movements and the dips as well.
    Thanks coke, wasn't that good of a day today hit a PR on squat though. I'm glad Im done with SS and Im moving on to Texas Method.

    Sqaut:
    Warm-up 12x135, 5x225
    1x5x315
    1x1x365
    1x5x295

    Legs were sore not sure if thats why my DL sucked.

    Bench: Wasn't felling it today VERY weak. Hopefully I can get my bench up.

    Warm-up 1x10x135, 1x3x225
    1x2x245
    1x3x225
    1x3x225
    I was mad at myself, and since it was my last day on SS I said Fu** it and finished off 2 sets with 85lb dumbells.
    2x5x85lb dumbells.

    Deadlift:
    warm-up 1x8x135, 1x8x225, 1x1x315
    1x1x475~FAILED picked it up like 2" off the floor
    1x1x455~ FAILED again. Brought it up to my knees. Thought I'd be able to do it since I did 1x5x425 last weak.
    1x1x435~FAILED once again. Not soo sure whats goin on here. Brought it up but I was hitching. I never hitch .
    1x1x435
    1x3x415

    Honestly 415 felt tougher then ever before.

    Dips:
    1x15xBW
    1x13xBW
    1x7xBW

    Not that good of a day today. I guess it was time for me to switch from SS I've been doing it for a long time. Not sure if my deadlift was effected from the heavy squats or all the volume. I've been hitting DL PR's for a while now. I think I'm just tired, and deadlifted heavy 2x a week(every other week), and squatting heavy 3x isn't working for me anymore. I hope to hit some new PR's on the Texas Method. My routine is one that Zen made for me (thanks man!) It looks like:

    Squat 5x5
    Bench 5x5
    Row 5x5
    sit-ups probably just 2 sets to failure but well see.

    Front Squat 3x3
    GM 2x5
    OH Press 2x5
    pull-ups 2 sets to failure. I can only do about 10-15.

    Squat to Heavy 5
    Bench to Heavy 5
    DL to Heavy 5

    I cant wait until Monday!
    Last edited by Brian999; 10-31-2009 at 12:15 AM.
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    I may use dumbells for the first few weeks of Texas Method then more on to a barbell again. Only to see if that will help my bench a little.
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