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    30 lbs in 30 days RESULTS (Video inside)

    I was getting bored with 5/3/1 since my bench had pretty slow gains. I hit 290x3 2 months ago, but was only able to hit 295x2 and 300x1 the next month. I decided to try 30 lbs in 30 days. Obviously I wasn't expecting an exact 30 pound gain but my ultimate goal was to bench 3 plates and I am *happy* to say that I succeeded!

    I hit 315x1 pretty damn easily...I could have probably doubled it. So I decided to throw on 5 extra pounds. They must have been 5's disguised as 2.5's because the weight felt so much heavier LOL. Well here is the video...its not too pretty but not too horrible either. At least everything remained in contact with the bench so it counts .

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    strong lift, that's a nice milestone!
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    Hell yeah man! I knew you had it in ya.

    Nice work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cards View Post
    strong lift, that's a nice milestone!
    Quote Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
    Hell yeah man! I knew you had it in ya.

    Nice work!
    Thanks guys...

    I never thought I would bench 315 in my entire life let alone in 2 years from when I first hit 225 for a hard single.

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    So what's the next goal? 315x5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
    So what's the next goal? 315x5?
    315x3 and 335x1. I want to be able to just throw 3 plates on and rep it out . That would be cool one day.

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    Probably could have lifted more with out that ****ty music in the background
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighwood View Post
    Probably could have lifted more with out that ****ty music in the background
    Without an ipod, I would have quit that gym already .

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    Nice job, update your sig. now.

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    I want to do that!
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    Nicely done.
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    Good job!!!
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    Is this my 30 day program or another one?


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    Is this my 30 day program or another one?
    This is yours...

    Only modifications I made were switching the tricep movements to 15-20 reps instead of 8-10 because of elbow pain. Also still followed my squat and deadlift under 5/3/1 for the month instead of what was listed.

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    I'm impressed. Could you post a link to Chris' 30 day program you used? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd Braun View Post
    I'm impressed. Could you post a link to Chris' 30 day program you used? Thanks.
    It's in the sticky titled "recomended routines."
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