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    Looking good here. Impressive GMs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxie View Post
    Looking good here. Impressive GMs.
    Thanks. Good Mornings always came easy to me for some reason. Then again, I've never had anyone seriously critique my form on them, so I may be doing them wrong, who knows? I do them low bar, like my squat, with a shoulder-width stance and push my hips back until I feel a good stretch in my hamstrings. Sometimes I do them seated with my heels on the ground and try to keep from putting my weight on my feet to make it an all-back exercise, but you'll rarely see me go over 185 with these.
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    SKWATZ (and rack pulls because eff it)

    135 X 5
    225 X 4
    275 X 3
    315 X 3
    365 X 2
    385 X 1
    405 X 1
    405 X 1
    405 X 1
    365 X 2
    365 X 2
    365 X 1
    315 X 1 - paused
    315 X 1 - paused
    315 X 1 - paused

    Rack Pulls

    135 X 5
    225 X 3
    315 X 5
    405 X 1
    455 X 1
    495 X 1
    405 X 1
    405 X 1
    405 X 1
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    What was your time frame like on those squats? Feel like it would have taken 4-ever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMovement View Post
    What was your time frame like on those squats? Feel like it would have taken 4-ever!
    I'm not 100% sure to be honest. I think it was at least 45 minutes. I was at the gym for around an hour and twenty minutes. I rest as needed, and even though the gym was busy, people don't usuallybother me about getting in the squat rack, so I didn't feel rushed.
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    Bench Day (Sorta)

    So... I went in with the intention of only flat benching, but all of the benches were taken at my gym. One moron was doing seated forearm barbell curls on a flat bench station. To top it off, I lost my headphones somewhere between my car and walking into the gym.

    I was basically mentally punching through the skulls of half the people I saw at the gym today while I gazed around the room.

    I'm usually a very easy going and happy guy. Promise.

    So! I adapted and overcame, and decided to do some seated military presses. I eventually got to the flat bench, which opened up after I did a few sets of fixed incline bench.

    Seated MP

    45 X 8
    95 X 8
    115 X 5
    135 X 3 - Felt much easier than ever before
    155 X 1 - PR
    155 X 1

    Incline Bench Press

    135 X 8
    185 X 3
    185 X 3
    205 X 1
    205 X 1
    205 X 1

    Flat Bench Press

    135 X 8
    225 X 3
    225 X 3
    235 X 1
    235 X 1
    235 X 1

    I did several sets of 6-8 chinups between sets, but I wasn't really keeping track.

    On a very positive note, my brother got me a Theracane for Christmas, and it's the shyte. It worked wonders on my lower back, which was sore today.

    EDIT: Forgot I did abs!

    Pallof Press:

    1/2 Stack X 15 Seconds Each Hand
    1/2 Stack X 15 Seconds Each Hand
    2/3 Stack X 20 Seconds Each Hand
    2/3 Stack X 20 Seconds Each Hand

    Decline Situps

    10 X BW
    10 X BW + 25 lb.
    10 X BW + 25 lb.
    10 X BW + 25 lb.
    10 X BW + 25 lb.
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    May need to invest in a Theracane myself I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    May need to invest in a Theracane myself I think
    Do it. Seriously. It's awesome.
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    In lieu of a workout because of some bull**** and physical issues, I give you this:

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    On a very positive note, my brother got me a Theracane for Christmas, and it's the shyte. It worked wonders on my lower back, which was sore today.
    Thanksgiving late, and Xmas early this year? Or was this Festivus?

    I have a Theracane and love it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxie View Post
    Thanksgiving late, and Xmas early this year? Or was this Festivus?

    I have a Theracane and love it too.
    Normal Thanksgiving, one early present because my brother is in Korea and he wanted to get shopping done before he started outprocessing.
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    So, the law of diminishing returns may have struck today. Also forgot my knee sleeves, but they shouldn't have made that much a difference.

    Squats

    45 X 5
    135 X 5
    205 X 5
    225 X 3
    275 X 3
    315 X 3
    365 X 1
    385 X 1 - Put my belt on, core felt less stable than usual and the weight felt way heavier than normal.
    405 X 0 - Got pinned. What the blue ****.

    Anyway, quit there, listened to my body. My CNS may be getting tired.

    Sorry for the lame post, but I'm kinda bummed out.
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    We all have those days man, just make the next training day better
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    I mean, you have been hammering away up over 90% 1RM for weeks on end. Maybe just a one-off kinda day, maybe a sign to make a slight adjustment. Time will tell, but don't get worked up over it, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    I mean, you have been hammering away up over 90% 1RM for weeks on end. Maybe just a one-off kinda day, maybe a sign to make a slight adjustment. Time will tell, but don't get worked up over it, man.
    Nah, it's all good. I was slightly down in workout capacity today too, so I just took it as a sign that I correctly timed my end to this cycle. Time to do a few weeks of 5-8 rep training on the main movements (except for deads) and let my CNS relax a little.

    Today was bench day, though because my work capacity was diminished, I switched things up a bit.

    BENCH:

    8 Chins
    45 X 8
    135 X 8
    185 X 5 (paused)
    6 Chins
    225 X 3
    245 X 1
    5 Chins
    250 X 1
    8 Chins
    235 X 2
    225 X 3
    Dumbbell Row 100 X 6
    225 X 3
    Dumbbell Row 100 X 6
    225 X 1 (paused)
    Dumbbell Row 100 X 6
    225 X 3
    Dumbbell Row 100 X 6
    1 Chinup (paused for 20 secs. at max contraction)

    Close-Grip Bench
    135 X 8
    185 X 6
    185 X 6
    185 X 5

    Hammer curls for the girls

    No rest btwn. sets
    20 lb. X 8 (each arm)
    25 X 6 ("")
    30 X 5 ("")

    Repeat X 2

    Dumbbell Lateral Raise (single arm)

    10 lb. X 10
    15 X 8
    25 X 8
    35 X 6
    35 X 6
    35 X 5

    Donesies!
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    Good call on the deload-ish. How long are you going to run that?
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    Nice work. See how much easier it is to bench, when it doesn't follow seated presses and incline, lol?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    Good call on the deload-ish. How long are you going to run that?
    I'll run it for four weeks or so, while I do another cut. I feel so goddamn fat (even though I don't look much different), and I haven't done any cardio this cycle, so I feel like my GPP is pretty bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by jinxie View Post
    Nice work. See how much easier it is to bench, when it doesn't follow seated presses and incline, lol?!?!
    Yes, jinxie. Yes I do. lol
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    Skwatz

    45 X 5
    135 X 5
    185 X 5
    225 X 3
    275 X 3
    315 X 2
    335 X 2
    365 X 1
    385 X 1
    405 X 1
    405 X 1
    365 X 1
    315 X 1
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    Nice squatting. You went heavier with less volume this time. Good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxie View Post
    Nice squatting. You went heavier with less volume this time. Good work.
    Thanks! Be prepared for a complete turn around starting Monday. My workouts are going to look a lot different... I'll probably catch some **** from the pure powerlifters, but it's all good. There's a method to my madness.
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    SUNDAY SURPRISE

    To kick off my new regimen, I did some full deadlifting and posterior chain work, plus curls for the girls.

    DL (beltless until 475... at which point I failed all three times... what the ****?)

    Pullups
    BW X 5
    BW X 5
    BW X 5

    135 X 5
    225 X 5
    315 X 5
    Pullups X 5
    365 X 3
    405 X 3
    Pullups X 5
    455 X 1
    475 X FAIL
    475 X FAIL
    475 X FAIL
    Pullups X 5

    Standing T-Bar Row
    90 X 8
    135 X 5
    135 X 5
    135 X 5

    DB Hammer Curls
    35 X 7
    35 X 7
    35 X 7

    DB Curls with a twist
    20 X 6
    20 X 6
    20 X 6

    I have ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls, and greens to eat, so I skidaddled back home. I also have Jameson's and Coke Zero to wash it down with. A little of the ol' Irish painkiller to ease the aches.
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    You may want to reconsider heavy DLing the day after squats. Indeed, it may have only been around 18 hours. That may explain the failures (without the belt), in part. I don't recall, how old are you? For me, that's too much for my CNS. Then again, I am a delicate flower, lol.

    I will take bourbon with my diet coke, thanks. That's what I was drinking last night, at a holiday formal.
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    I'm 25, and my CNS still seems to be able to handle quite a bit. I'm probably 10 years or so away from any major issues (I hope). But yeah, back to back may not have been the best idea... but sometimes you just gotta lift some heavy ****, you know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrius View Post
    SKWATZ (and rack pulls because eff it)

    135 X 5
    225 X 4
    275 X 3
    315 X 3
    365 X 2
    385 X 1
    405 X 1
    405 X 1
    405 X 1
    365 X 2
    365 X 2
    365 X 1
    315 X 1 - paused
    315 X 1 - paused
    315 X 1 - paused

    Rack Pulls

    135 X 5
    225 X 3
    315 X 5
    405 X 1
    455 X 1
    495 X 1
    405 X 1
    405 X 1
    405 X 1
    WOOOO!! Deeeemmmm SKWAAATTZZ. Nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrius View Post
    I'm 25, and my CNS still seems to be able to handle quite a bit. I'm probably 10 years or so away from any major issues (I hope). But yeah, back to back may not have been the best idea... but sometimes you just gotta lift some heavy ****, you know?
    I was just reminded you did heavy rack pulls last evening too. That combined with squats definitely explains matters, irrespective of age (unless you are on gangloads of AAS, lol). You had to have been impaired materially from those two movements. But whatever, as long as you don't injure yourself. Still a productive sesh.
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    I agree with Jinxie, but then again, do what works for you dude. I know a couple guys that will do squat AND deadlift both Monday and Tuesday. One is quite successful. It may not be ideal for everyone though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxie View Post
    I was just reminded you did heavy rack pulls last evening too. That combined with squats definitely explains matters, irrespective of age (unless you are on gangloads of AAS, lol). You had to have been impaired materially from those two movements. But whatever, as long as you don't injure yourself. Still a productive sesh.
    Oh, I didn't do those yesterday ;P that was a couple days ago. Still, the squats did take something from me. I felt really good today though. Big three-egg and toast breakfast helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    I agree with Jinxie, but then again, do what works for you dude. I know a couple guys that will do squat AND deadlift both Monday and Tuesday. One is quite successful. It may not be ideal for everyone though.
    Yeah, not a normal session. But I'm not a normal person. Sometimes I'm a little sick and dumb. It works okay, though.

    Next few weeks I will be splitting the days up, though. Programming to follow later, would appreciate tips from everyone. Also:


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