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    Yesterday I stuffed up and forgot that I was meant to push myself on the last set, not just hit 5 reps. I was probably good for 6-7 reps.

    Today I felt like I was going through the motions and cut it early on the accessories.

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    Overhead press
    20kg x10
    40kg x5

    45kg x5
    52.5kg x5
    57.5kg x7 -happy with this

    Chinups
    11.5kg x10 3 sets

    supersetted with

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    11.5kg x12 3 sets

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    I was thinking of doing other accessories moves on deload to change the week up a bit, and still go "light", and focus more on squeeze and such, i know that deload week is frustrating cuz you feel its too light, but i felt it let my joints and nervous system rest and when the next cycle started i felt rested and ready to train hard again!


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    ^^ Considering how I have felt this week training, despite travel and being overworked, I think the deload was actually good. Not inspiring to be in but resulted in a good level to come back into.

    I think that probably guys like Bulky would probably get a different number of reps to me at an 80% of max test. I'm guessing going that light may actually drop them too far below a challenging rep and weight range.


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    im glad the deload didnt seem to hurt ur progress tim solid effort on these last sessions.


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    ^^ Yep deload hasn't hurt me at all. What is hurting is all of these hot days. I'm going to do a quick analysis at work, but I'm pretty sure we have had more days and more hours of those days above 40°C this summer than has ever been recorded (there is 110yrs of data at the local weather station). Makes for some pretty shit days to train. I was looking at getting a portable airconditioner to stick out near my rack so I can train without dropping dead from dehydration and heat exhaustion.


    First ever deadlift session that has involved a belt. I actually took up deadlifting after I ditched belts, so it was interesting to try it out. I didn't like it. Only used it on one set and found I had to stand up between reps (after rep 6) to stop it squashing my middle and pushing my air out. Chalk on the other hand was great, I can't believe it has taken me this long to get some more, I managed 5 reps overhand before switching to mixed grip at 157.5kg, no slippage in any of those reps.

    C&J
    40kg x5
    60kg x2
    80kg x2
    90kg x2 - light and easy. Doing these full squat style didn't trouble me at all. I'd have to be good for 100-110kg right now.

    Deadlift
    100kg x5
    120kg x5
    137.5kg x5
    157.5kg x10 - if I wasn't seeing stars at rep 9 I would have gone for 12, plus the belt was digging in at the bottom.

    SL leg curls
    23kg x4 2 sets - calves were cramping and couldn't do them

    Standing calf raises
    140kg x15 2 sets - didn't feel good, no cramp but I was favouring my left foot.

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    Sounds like your belt might have been too tight.


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    nice deads man!


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    Ben: I'm not sure. It felt right when I came up a bit and it was fine for squats. It was only in the bottom at the initial pull position that it dug into my belly too much.

    Jono: Yep it was a gain in reps on the deadlift for weight and reps.


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    My bench continues to suck.

    Warmups

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    20kg x10
    60kg x5
    80kg x5

    85kg x5
    97.5kg x5
    112.5kg x5 - whole heap of suck. Although I was sweating rivers by this stage it was that hot.

    Incline DB bench
    32kg x12 2 sets

    supersetted

    Thick bar DB rows
    45kg x20 2 sets - had sweat dripping off my face forming a pool on the plates.

    Pushups
    BW x30 - will do these weighted next time

    Fatman rows
    BW x12 - no energy left

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    dont beat up on urself timmy. still a good session from my vantage point would of liked more sets on fatmans tho. xoxoxox


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    Good session timbo, next time u will kill the bench!


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    My belt is often uncomfortable to wear and leaves some nasty bruising usually, but as long as it feels good when I lift I don't worry.

    Awesome DB rows too old fella.


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    Pickle: I was done by the time I got fatmans. The high rep DB rows had killed me and I was pouring in sweat (it was 39°C when I trained, which was a lot cooler than the 45°C it had been).

    PV: Hope so. It better not suck too much longer. I might look at changing some of my accessories on shoulders day.

    ElFreako: Good to know. It didn't bruise, so it should be fine. I just think that the belt and wraps are definitely low rep tools. They may be getting used on +85% and +95% sets respectively, but under Wendler's program guide that is still higher reps for me at the moment. I guess I should ditch them aside until I'm only hitting 3 reps or less. Although I think the belt has been great for squats at +85%, feel much more upright and strong out of the hole.

    Squat day today. It was also much cooler today, it only reached 36°C.

    Warmups

    Mowing the lawn

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    Snatches
    20kg x5
    40kg x5
    60kg x2
    70kg x2
    80kg x2 - felt good but a little off balance, no-where near as good as my C&J at the moment.

    ATG Squat
    80kg x5
    100kg x3

    107.5kg x3
    122.5kg x3
    137.5kg x8 - belt and wraps. Wraps were a first time use and shouldn't have used them. Needed to undo them after the first couple of reps, low reps only for those puppies. Probably had another rep in me but the pause to unwrap took it out of me.

    Front squat
    65kg x10 4 sets

    supersetted with

    GM
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    Standing calf raise
    105kg x20 2 sets - left calf has a lump in it (not sure if it is a calcified bruise or what) and left foot is still an issue.

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    Looks solid bro! (Applaus)


     


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    good session tim. solid squatting!


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    Xiva: thanks

    Bulky: I'm feeling better on the squatting, another cycle and I might shoot for a 1RM and see if it is a PB.

    Shoulder pressing today. Decided to mix things up a bit, dips and chins have been dropped for the moment.

    Warmups

    Standing OHP
    20kg x10
    40kg x5

    47.5kg x3
    55kg x3
    62.5kg x7 - this is a rep better than my first cycle week 3 (i.e. 5% better than 2 weeks ago), happy with that.

    Behind the neck jerk
    62.5kg x8 2 sets - these were tough after rep 5 both sets.

    Pullups
    11.5kg x10 2 sets
    5kg x10 2 sets
    BW x10 2 sets

    Pushups
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    Awesome squats for reps dude. I think you're going to have me beat soon.


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    Benno: I'm not holding my breath.

    Deadlifting was average tonight, and the jerk didn't seem to come as easy as the clean, probably because of the shoulder session yesterday.

    Warmups

    Skipping
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    C&J
    60kg x2
    70kg x2
    80kg x2
    90kg x2
    100kg x2

    Deadlift
    100kg x3
    120kg x3

    130kg x3
    147.5kg x3
    165kg x7 - almost feel like I shouldn't have bothered with the belt and everything felt heavy. Guess it was the C&J's tiring me out.

    SL hammy curls
    15kg x15 3 sets

    supersetted with

    SL step-ups
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