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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Quest for Strength and BJJ Log

    Hello everyone.

    I've been lifting for a few years now, and have gotten serious about powerlifting in the past year. I hope to one day be an elite raw lifter. I've also been practicing BJJ for four years at this point and I hope to one day get my black belt.

    Current Meet PRs
    Squat: 470 (6-11-11)
    Bench: 255 (6-11-11)
    Deadlift: 545 (6-11-11)

    PRs
    Squat: 470
    Bench: 265
    Deadlift: 545

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    I watched the squat technique video and some of my older squat videos. I decided to go back to a slightly higher bar placement. So far this seems to be a good decision. I also looked at the ground close to me. I haven't looked through my log completely but this might be a PR.

    I tried some of the bench tips and the one that felt the best was driving my body towards my head with my heels. My bar path still needs some work, but I think my last fatigue set was much better.

    Pullups
    Bw 3 X 3

    Grip
    Coc
    Trainer - X 8
    #1 - X 5
    #2 - X 3
    Shaved 1 holds - 2 X 10 seconds

    TRAC
    Stress: 1
    Sym
    CNS: 4
    Adaptive: 6



    Week 54
    Day 1 - 10/3/11
    Low Bar Squat - 1RM: 435 lbs
    225 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 52% of 1RM
    275 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6.5 RPE - 63% of 1RM
    315 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 7 RPE - 72% of 1RM
    345 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 79% of 1RM
    370 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 85% of 1RM
    350 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8.5 RPE - 80% of 1RM
    350 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 80% of 1RM
    Bench touch and go - 1RM: 288 lbs
    145 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 50% of 1RM
    175 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 61% of 1RM
    200 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6.5 RPE - 69% of 1RM
    225 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 7.5 RPE - 78% of 1RM
    245 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 85% of 1RM
    230 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8.5 RPE - 80% of 1RM
    230 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 80% of 1RM
    Push Press - 1RM: 230 lbs
    135 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 59% of 1RM
    170 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 74% of 1RM
    160 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 70% of 1RM
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    Deadlifts felt a bit better. It seems my bar path is improved and it goes more straight up and down. I did not get as tight as I should have on the third rep of 435, but live and learn. Things seem to be moving in the right direction these last two sessions.

    I definitely setup with my shins closer to the bar in the beginning and this prevented my hips from getting too low in my opinion. I think my shoulders stayed over the bar instead of being behind it.

    The pin bench became a regular bench essentially with the new bench setup. I feel much better driving my heels hard and trying to drive my body upward on my shoulders. I'll need to buy some more pvc pipe to fit around my safety pins to get the right height.

    I hope I did the SLDL's correctly.

    Gi BJJ

    Did 3 minutes of planks to start off the class.

    Practiced trying to pass someones guard with only one arm and they could only use their legs. Very interesting and I like to try new moves and step overs. I moved move when I was in guard.

    I rolled one match and it was a stalemate and we just went easy and practiced technique.

    Stress: 2
    Para
    CNS: 4
    Adaptive: 7



    Week 54
    Day 2 - 10/4/11
    Deadlift - 1RM: 524 lbs
    275 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 53% of 1RM
    315 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 60% of 1RM
    365 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6.5 RPE - 70% of 1RM
    405 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 7.5 RPE - 77% of 1RM
    435 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8.5 RPE - 83% of 1RM
    410 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 78% of 1RM
    410 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 78% of 1RM
    410 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8.5 RPE - 78% of 1RM
    Pin Bench Chest - 1RM: 276 lbs
    135 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 49% of 1RM
    175 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 63% of 1RM
    200 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 7 RPE - 72% of 1RM
    220 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 8.5 RPE - 80% of 1RM
    235 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 10 RPE - 85% of 1RM
    220 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 10 RPE - 80% of 1RM
    SLDL - 1RM: 474 lbs
    225 lbs x 5 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 48% of 1RM
    315 lbs x 5 reps x 1 sets @ 6.5 RPE - 67% of 1RM
    365 lbs x 5 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 77% of 1RM

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    10/5

    Foam Roll

    Stretching

    Rotator Cuff Exercises - 5 lbs

    Spinal Traction

    Internal/External Shoulder Stretching

    Peterson Stepups 5 board height 10 lbs - 2 X 15

    Side Lying External Rotations - 13 lbs 3 X 10

    Ab Wheel - 2 X 10

    Single Leg RDL - 50 lbs 2 X 10

    Pendlay Row - 150 2 X 10 @ 8.5

    Kettlebell Swings - 16 kg X 20, 24 kg X 10

    Curl - 23 lbs X 12, X 10



    Grip

    Coc
    Trainer - X 10
    #1 - X 6
    #2 - X 3
    #2.5 X 1
    Shaved 2.5 holds - 2 X 5 seconds

    Blob 40 - no lifts but got some height
    Blob 35 - 2 X 10 seconds

    TRAC
    Stress - 2
    Sym
    CNS - 6
    Adaptive - 7

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    Big improvement on the bench! Normally I feel shaky at the bottom with this weight but not today. I felt much tighter. I think I could have had 245 at a 9 today. The last rep my bar path was too forward and as soon as I went back it zipped right up. I hope this is a sign of things to come.

    The pause deadlift seems to go well until the work sets. I can't seem to get as tight as the set goes on. Still working on finding the sweet spot for my starting position.

    Pullups
    BW 3 X 3

    TRAC
    Stress: 0
    Balanced
    CNS: 4
    Adaptive: 7




    Week 54

    Day 3 - 10/6/11

    Compeition Raw Bench - 1RM: 282 lbs

    140 lbs x 5 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 50% of 1RM
    175 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5.5 RPE - 62% of 1RM
    205 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 73% of 1RM
    225 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 7.5 RPE - 80% of 1RM
    240 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 85% of 1RM
    225 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8.5 RPE - 80% of 1RM
    225 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 80% of 1RM
    3 ct Pause Deadlift - 1RM: 453 lbs

    225 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 50% of 1RM
    275 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5.5 RPE - 61% of 1RM
    315 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6.5 RPE - 70% of 1RM
    365 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 81% of 1RM
    385 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 85% of 1RM
    365 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 81% of 1RM
    JM Press - 1RM: 169 lbs

    95 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 56% of 1RM
    110 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 7.5 RPE - 65% of 1RM
    125 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 74% of 1RM
    120 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 71% of 1RM
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    great log PB. A huge amount of info in here as well. Where are you training BJJ? And if you don't mind my asking are you a blue or purple?

    btw, very refreshing to see a log that uses Mike's programming and logic
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    great log PB. A huge amount of info in here as well. Where are you training BJJ? And if you don't mind my asking are you a blue or purple?

    btw, very refreshing to see a log that uses Mike's programming and logic
    Thanks! I have been working with Mike T since Jan and have easily put on about 200 pounds to my total. His system is easy to overlay on other programs as well.

    I'm a purple belt at Gracie Barra Orlando.

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    That great progress, especially with the adding training of BJJ. You've got some BJJ studs at GB Orlando, you're lucky to be able to train there.
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    Yea, there certainly are some awesome BJJ folks there! They keep you on your toes.

    TRAC said not to work out, but with my schedule it's not really an option, so I just did no fatigue.

    Squats felt good except for the last rep, it was a tough one. I may need to think of pushing my abs out more.

    I thought I would have been able to get a bit more on the 2 board, but I'll take it. The last rep was a real grinder and it felt like forever.

    Not too sure on the form of the rows, if I should use less body momentum.

    Gi BJJ

    Competition Class - Had 4 ten minute grappling matches. They started standing and I was exhausted by the end. A great time for sure! Landed some arm traingles and arm bars.

    TRAC
    Stress: 9
    Balanced
    CNS: 8
    Adaptive: 6



    Week 54
    Day 4 - 10/7/11
    3 ct Pause Low Bar Squat - 1RM: 394 lbs
    225 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5.5 RPE - 57% of 1RM
    275 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6.5 RPE - 70% of 1RM
    315 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 80% of 1RM
    335 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 10 RPE - 85% of 1RM
    2 Board Bench - 1RM: 312 lbs
    155 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 50% of 1RM
    185 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 5.5 RPE - 59% of 1RM
    210 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 67% of 1RM
    235 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 7.5 RPE - 75% of 1RM
    255 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 82% of 1RM
    265 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 10 RPE - 85% of 1RM
    Pendlay Rows - 1RM: 236 lbs
    135 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 57% of 1RM
    165 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 70% of 1RM
    175 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 74% of 1RM

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    brutal competition class
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    You aren't kidding!!!

    10/8

    Foam Rolling

    Stretching

    Peterson Steups 5 board - 10 lbs 2 X 15

    Ab Wheel - 2 X 10

    Spinal Traction

    Internal/External Shoulder Rotation

    Side Lying External Rotation 13 lbs 3 X 10

    Single Leg RDL 50 lbs - 2 X 10

    Pullups - BW 3 X 4

    Kettlebell Swings - 16 kgs X 15, 24 kg X 12

    Curls 23 lbs - X 12, X 10



    Coc

    Trainer - X 10

    #1 - X 6

    #2 - X 2

    Shaved #1 Holds - 2 X 15 seconds



    Blob 35 holds - 2 X 12 seconds



    Gi BJJ

    Practiced some half guard chokes. One where you pass the lapel under the opponent's head and a variation if they defend where you push the elbow and still finish the choke.

    Did 4 matches at 5 minutes a piece. Very tired afterwards.

    TRAC
    Stress: 1
    Sympathetic
    CNS: 6
    Adaptive: 7
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    10/9

    Foam Roll focused on inner thigh.

    General Stretching

    Shoulder Dislocates

    ATG BW Squats

    Spinal Traction

    Internal/External Shoulder Stretching

    Rotator Cuff Exercises - 5 lbs

    TRAC:
    Stress: 0
    Sympathetic
    CNS: 8
    Adapative: 8

    Lots of sleep has definitely helped my TRAC scores this weekend!

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    has the grip work helped with you BJJ?
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    The grip work definitely helps with grabbing onto the gi and wrists. I should do more sledgehammer as they would have great carryover to chokes, but I just don't enjoy it as much. One of my goals is to close the #3.


    I decided to go conservative this workout due to some distractions and plus I want to have a good test day on Friday.

    SSB Squat almost tied my PR, but I got too folded over on the last rep.

    I think this is a 3 rep PR for the 3 ct pause bench. The good part is my bar path still needs work. The bad part is my bar path still needs work.

    I think this is one of the best sets I've had form wise on the deadlifts. The verdict is still out.

    TRAC
    Stress: 0
    Parasympathetic
    CNS: 4
    Adaptive: 8



    Week 55

    Day 1 - 10/10/11

    SSB Squat - 1RM: 369 lbs

    225 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 61% of 1RM
    265 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6.5 RPE - 72% of 1RM
    300 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 81% of 1RM
    325 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 9.5 RPE - 88% of 1RM
    3 ct Pause Bench - 1RM: 276 lbs

    140 lbs x 5 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 51% of 1RM
    175 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 63% of 1RM
    200 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 7 RPE - 72% of 1RM
    220 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 80% of 1RM
    235 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 85% of 1RM
    Deadlift +mini - 1RM: 494 lbs

    275 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 56% of 1RM
    315 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 64% of 1RM
    365 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 7 RPE - 74% of 1RM
    395 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 80% of 1RM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Are you training for a meet?
    I'm doing the usapl meet in lakeland December 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PermanentBulk View Post
    I'm doing the usapl meet in lakeland December 10.
    That's cool.
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    I've got a set of CoCs and a Rolling Thunder that I occasionally work in...probably need to get back to that
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    I've got a set of CoCs and a Rolling Thunder that I occasionally work in...probably need to get back to that
    I would say gi/towel pullups would have a lot of carryover, then sledgehammer work, then Coc imo.

    10/11

    Foam Roll

    Stretching

    OHS Broomstick Squats

    Shoulder Dislocates

    Rotator Cuff Exercises 3 lbs

    Squat to Stand

    Spinal Traction

    Internal/External Shoulder Stretching

    Internal/External Hip Stretching (Left hip is tight)

    Peterson Setups - 15 lbs 2 X 15

    Ab Wheel - 2 X 10, going to add weight with a backpack

    Side Lying External Rotation - 15 lbs 3 X 10

    Single Leg RDL - 50 lbs 2 X 10

    Pendlay Row - 155 X 10 @ 8.5, 155 X 10 @ 9

    Curls - 25 lbs X 10, X 8

    Kettlebell Swings - 16 kg X 15, 24 kg X 12



    Grip

    Trainer - X 10
    #1 - X 6
    #2 - X 4 (felt strong)
    #3 Hold - 2 X 5 seconds

    Blob 35 holds - 2 X 5 seconds, 1 X 10 seconds



    Gi BJJ

    Practiced a new technique on taking the back from full guard from a collar choke attack. Also, practiced a variation to get the sweep in case the opponent holds onto the sleeve.

    Rolled 3 easy 5 minute matches.

    TRAC
    Stress:0
    Balanced
    CNS: 5
    Adapative: 8

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    On the bench, this is another PR for a triple. My butt came off the bench a little bit on the last rep, but I've noticed I lose some tightness as the set goes on. I'm really happy with my ability to grind out the weight though, that last rep literally took about 5 seconds. It felt very heavy at the top, relatively speaking.

    The seated zercher GM's were also a PR. They felt like they worked the erectors well. I decided to take the pain and wear no towel.

    Press went well and I'm not sure if it is a PR or just ties one. All in all a good workout.

    TRAC
    Stress: 0
    Para
    CNS: 2
    Adaptive: 9



    Week 55
    Day 2 - 10/12/11
    Bench +90mm - 1RM: 261 lbs
    145 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 5.5 RPE - 56% of 1RM
    175 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 67% of 1RM
    200 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 7 RPE - 77% of 1RM
    220 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8.5 RPE - 84% of 1RM
    235 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 10 RPE - 90% of 1RM
    Seated Zercher Good Morning - 1RM: 286 lbs
    135 lbs x 5 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 47% of 1RM
    175 lbs x 5 reps x 1 sets @ 6.5 RPE - 61% of 1RM
    195 lbs x 5 reps x 1 sets @ 7.5 RPE - 68% of 1RM
    220 lbs x 5 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 77% of 1RM
    Press - 1RM: 196 lbs
    100 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 5.5 RPE - 51% of 1RM
    125 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 7 RPE - 64% of 1RM
    145 lbs x 6 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 74% of 1RM

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    Nice work on the PRs. I imagine that you'll get used to the zercher's without the towel pretty quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Nice work on the PRs. I imagine that you'll get used to the zercher's without the towel pretty quickly.
    Thanks StLRPh! It's a been a good week so far.

    10/13

    Foam Roll

    Squat to Stand

    Shoulder Dislocates

    Internal/External Hip Stretching

    Internal/External Shoulder Stretching

    Spinal Traction

    Lunges

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    OHS - Broomstick

    Rotator Cuff 5lbs



    Flexibility in shoulders and hip have begun to improve. About 3 weeks ago I noticed I could barely put my right arm behind my back, like the handcuff position, and I have made a drastic improvement here. I'm also starting to get some hip mobility. I changed my form on the squat to stand a bit and now I really focus on keeping a neutral lower back.



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    Parasympathetic
    CNS: 6
    Adaptive: 8

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    Stress: 8
    Parasympathetic
    CNS: 4
    Adaptive: 8



    Week 55
    Day 3 - 10/14/11
    Low Bar Squat w/Belt - 1RM: 436 lbs
    225 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 52% of 1RM
    275 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5.5 RPE - 63% of 1RM
    315 lbs x 2 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 72% of 1RM
    355 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 6.5 RPE - 81% of 1RM
    390 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 7.5 RPE - 89% of 1RM
    420 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 9.5 RPE - 96% of 1RM
    445 lbs x 0 reps x 1 sets @ 11 RPE - 102% of 1RM
    Compeition Raw Bench - 1RM: 265 lbs
    140 lbs x 5 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 53% of 1RM
    175 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5.5 RPE - 66% of 1RM
    200 lbs x 2 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 76% of 1RM
    220 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 7 RPE - 83% of 1RM
    240 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 91% of 1RM
    260 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 9.5 RPE - 98% of 1RM
    270 lbs x 0 reps x 1 sets @ 11 RPE - 102% of 1RM
    Deadlift w/Belt - 1RM: 471 lbs
    275 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 58% of 1RM
    315 lbs x 2 reps x 1 sets @ 5.5 RPE - 67% of 1RM
    365 lbs x 2 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 78% of 1RM
    405 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 6.5 RPE - 86% of 1RM
    455 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 7.5 RPE - 97% of 1RM
    485 lbs x 0 reps x 1 sets @ 11 RPE - 103% of 1RM

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    simulated meet looks rough, TRAC (if I'm reading it right) looks like you were a little out of sorts
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    simulated meet looks rough, TRAC (if I'm reading it right) looks like you were a little out of sorts
    Yea, TRAC was reporting high stress. I'm not sure what is going on as of late, but my squat and deadlift have been decreasing, but my numbers doing triples and such as increased.

    SSB Squat felt crisper this week than last week.

    The 3 ct pause bench felt good, and I used the bulldog grip this week.

    The deadlift feels incredibly weak off the floor. But everything seems down at the moment.

    TRAC
    Stress: 8
    Parasympathetic
    CNS: 3
    Adaptive: 6



    Week 56
    Day 1 - 10/17/11
    SSB Squat - 1RM: 376 lbs
    225 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 60% of 1RM
    265 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 70% of 1RM
    295 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 7.5 RPE - 78% of 1RM
    320 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 85% of 1RM
    3 ct Pause Bench - 1RM: 276 lbs
    135 lbs x 5 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 49% of 1RM
    175 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5.5 RPE - 63% of 1RM
    200 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6.5 RPE - 72% of 1RM
    220 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 80% of 1RM
    235 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 85% of 1RM
    Deadlift +mini - 1RM: 476 lbs
    275 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 5 RPE - 58% of 1RM
    315 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE - 66% of 1RM
    365 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 7 RPE - 77% of 1RM
    395 lbs x 3 reps x 1 sets @ 8.5 RPE - 83% of 1RM

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