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    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    It's funny, after our little conversation about rest I had to increase my rest time this past session.

    Does 5/3/1 call for you to go absolutely all-out to failure? If so what do you think it is causing you to stop too early? DL weight is still going up nicely.
    Haha, maybe you were thinking about it too much

    The all-out to failure is only the last core set of the main lift each day. And me stopping early is just a mental block that I need to overcome. I start to feel a little strain in my muscles and know I have a few more reps left and just shut it down, but then again, I don't think it's a horrible thing because we have to remember we're training for the long run not for today

    Quote Originally Posted by Meat_Head View Post
    High rep DL's are painful! I find myself stopping when I can no longer tolerate the pain and/or if I'm breathing too heavy, even if I have a rep or two left. Is it the same for you quick?
    Hey Meat, I don't think it's really the pain, as the only pain I get from DLs is after each set I can't stand up straight for about 10 seconds, LOL! I DO think you might be on target with the breathing though. For DLs I don't touch n go, I reset after each rep and take a big breath, and yes by about the 7th/8th rep I'm breathing like I ran a mile on the heavy sets lol

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    Day 24 - Cycle 2 Wave 2
    Th - 2/24/2011

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    5x100
    3x120
    3x160
    3x170
    8x180 - Nailed this. Weight felt like 135. Coulda had 9 reps but my spotter grabbed the bar when I was grinding out the 9th rep

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    5x5 @ +25 lbs

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    bench is looking good! progressing nicely my man
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    When your spotter does that you gotta reach back and punch him in the nuts! Seriously though, nice work. I love it when I'm doing my first work set and it feels like a warm up still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fooz View Post
    bench is looking good! progressing nicely my man
    Thanks fooz! Every session I feel like my form is getting better and better.

    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    When your spotter does that you gotta reach back and punch him in the nuts! Seriously though, nice work. I love it when I'm doing my first work set and it feels like a warm up still.
    Lol killxswitch, the problem really was my 2 workout buddies are on a business trip so I had to ask the guy at the counter for a spot. I told him not to grab the bar unless I said spot or it was on my throat but he grabbed it anyway even though the bar was still moving. My workout partners never touch the bar unless you ask or it starts going back down. And yeah, when your top sets feel light you know it's a good day

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    Fr - 2/25/2011 Cycle 2 Wave 2

    Squats
    5x115
    5x145
    3x175
    3x230
    3x245
    10x260 - Just tore this up. I probably had another 2-3 reps but I shoveled my entire driveway this morning and my lower back was sore from it so I said to myself before the set "Get at least 5, get 7-8 and your a monster, if you somehow get 9-10 then just effin rack it" So when I hit 10 I just racked it. Still really happy with this. Also had a coach compliment my depth and form lol. Parallel plus or bust baby!

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    ahhh the barbell curl days... good times. great squatting man, seems like you suprised the **** outta yourself. 275 is calling your name. it's always a great feeling when your coach compliments you on something. might I ask how old you are and what sport your playing?
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    That last set of squats is just loco man. How's that lower back pump treating you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fooz View Post
    ahhh the barbell curl days... good times. great squatting man, seems like you suprised the **** outta yourself. 275 is calling your name. it's always a great feeling when your coach compliments you on something. might I ask how old you are and what sport your playing?
    Lol that's why I was laughing. I don't have a coach :P I'm 27 but I just have a membership at a college gym... sometimes there's a few coaches lifting in there and one took a liking to my squats haha.

    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    That last set of squats is just loco man. How's that lower back pump treating you?
    Thanks killxswitch, I don't get much lower back soreness/tightness, it's mostly my quads/hamstrings. I thought I would from the shoveling but it was fine about 20 minutes after lifting. I went to the cavs game sunday and going up and down the stairs to get a drink/take a piss was brutal. I musta looked like a 90 year old man going up and down the steps with my quad soreness haha
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    Weight: 208 (Gonna have to cut a little soon!)

    Mo - 2/28/2011 - Cycle 2 Wave 3

    Overhead Press
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    5x65
    3x75
    5x95
    3x110
    8x120 - Easy stuff. First 5 reps felt like a feather

    5x10 @ 65 lbs

    Chin ups
    1x5 @ BW
    1x4 @ BW
    3x3 @ BW
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    You've been on a roll lately. Pretty soon you'll be pressing the wagon wheels overhead for reps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    You've been on a roll lately. Pretty soon you'll be pressing the wagon wheels overhead for reps.
    hahah i agree man. Really great progress. Oh and screw cutting. bulk for life son
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    Thanks for the comments guys, appreciate the motivation!

    Tu - 3/1/2011 - Cycle 2 Wave 3

    Deadlift
    5x150
    5x185
    3x220
    5x275
    3x315
    5x350 - Used a fat bar for deadlifts today and it really humbled my grip. Was very surprised. By the 5th rep it was slipping so I had to shut it down. No biggie though, this was at least 1 rep so I'll take 5 anyday!

    5x10 @ 185 lbs

    Weighted Sit-ups
    2x10 + 10 lbs
    2x10 + 15 lbs
    1x10 + 25 lbs

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    How fat was the bar? My grip sucks with a normal bar so a fat bar would destroy me, ha. Good work. Ugh just reading "weighted sit-ups" makes me want to barf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    How fat was the bar? My grip sucks with a normal bar so a fat bar would destroy me, ha. Good work. Ugh just reading "weighted sit-ups" makes me want to barf.
    It wasn't a true fat bar the ones that guys can't even get their hands halfway around.. it's a little bigger than a normal where I can just get my finger and thumb to touch. It also has no flex though so it felt like I was picking up stacks of concrete haha. And yeah believe me, eating afterwards was a workout in itself after those weighted barfups Lol.

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    Th - 3/3/11 Cycle 2 Wave 3

    Bench Press
    5x50
    5x80
    5x100
    3x120
    5x150
    3x170
    6x190 - Was really surprised with this. I felt like ass today and got 5 hours of sleep last night. The 150 and 170 felt like 190, and the 190 felt like 205 haha. But it didn't affect me much and the reps came pretty easy surprisingly.

    5x10 @ 100 lbs

    Chin ups
    1x4
    2x3
    2x2
    Last edited by SplitQuick; 03-03-2011 at 01:14 PM.

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    Fr - 3/4/2011 Cycle 2 Wave 3

    Squat
    5x115
    5x145
    3x175
    5x215
    3x245
    7x275 - 245 felt pretty good but this set rocked. I was gonna go to 5 but I didn't really start to get exhausted in my legs until 6 so I figured why not kick my ass a little and pushed for 7.

    5x10 @ 145 lbs - been 3-5 second pausing in the hole on my last set on these lately. It's been toasting me.

    Weighted Sit ups
    2x10 + 10 lbs
    2x10 + 15 lbs
    1x10 + 25 lbs

    Barbell Curls
    8x45
    8x65
    8x85
    8x100

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    barbell curls woooooo!! nice squattin tho bro 275x7 is solid! nice to see your progressing in all your lifts man
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    Nice squatting. Looks like you're not cutting your reps off too early anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fooz View Post
    barbell curls woooooo!! nice squattin tho bro 275x7 is solid! nice to see your progressing in all your lifts man
    Thanks fooz, yeah it seems like all my lifts are rising again, it's a good feeling!

    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    Nice squatting. Looks like you're not cutting your reps off too early anymore.
    Thx kill, I'm definitely tryin to push a little harder on those last sets!

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    Mo - 3/7/2011 - Cycle 2 Wave 4

    DELOAD WEEK

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    3x75
    5x75
    5x85
    5x90

    5x10 @ 65 lbs

    Chin Ups
    1x4
    5x3

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    Nice, uh, deloads. Ha ha I never know what to say in response to a DE day. Way to stick to the program...? In fairness it is cool that 90 lbs overhead is a DE lift for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    Nice, uh, deloads. Ha ha I never know what to say in response to a DE day. Way to stick to the program...? In fairness it is cool that 90 lbs overhead is a DE lift for you.
    Lol thanks kill yeah i'm the same way, it's like... hey great job... deloading... lol. But yeah my workout partner does 95 for his top set on OHP so he always calls me an ass when I point out 90 is my deload weight :P
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    We - 3/9/2011 - Cycle 2 Wave 4

    DELOAD WEEK

    Deadlift
    5x150
    5x185
    3x220
    5x220
    5x240
    5x260

    5x10 @ 185 lbs

    Weighted Sit ups
    2x10 + 10 lbs
    2x10 + 15 lbs
    1x10 + 25 lbs
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    Looking real solid in here mate.
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