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April 2, 2013

Squat and deadlift


barx10, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x3, 315x1, 345x1, 355x1 PB

Max is now 355 for squat going into the intense cycle of smolov.



135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 365x3, 405x3x3

BO Rows

135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 225x5

Face pulls

150x10, 165x10, 150x10, 150x10

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April 3, 2013


barx15, 95x10, 135x5, 185x5, 195x5, 195x5

195 felt pretty light, fat bar today too which felt great on my forearms.

Narrow grip

170x5, 175x5


95x10, 135x8, 155x5, 155x10 Maxed out on reps to burn out my chest.

Reverse grip lat pulldown

135x12, 165x10, 180x6

Decline sit ups,

bwxfailure, 25 platexfaiure 25 reps


Been biking to campus now that the weather is nice. So a minimum of 12 km a day.

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April 11, 2013


135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 365x3, 405x3, 455x2



95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 265x4, 300x4, 300x4, 300x4, 300x4


There was supposed to be another 300x5, but I was done. Terrible eating habits and missing a week at the gym killed me. Probably didn't help that I pulled a heavy double before.

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April 14, 2013

Squats, bench set up and whatever.



barx5, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x3, 265x4, 285x5x4



I wanted to dedicate a bit of a session to fixing my bench form, and adapting a better set up for a meet. Asparagus got me on to a video not too long ago and I set up the same way as instructed. Bigger arch, feet farther back and keeping my elbows in.


95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 185x5


Didn't want to throw anything too heavy, just wanted to get the form and set up solid before pushing myself. I found the range of motion to be well shorter than normal. powering up towards my head rather than away from myself. It felt good and I'm excited to get back on the bench and go for some heavier low rep sets.

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Thanks MF. So much volume, but gaining 20 pounds in 4 weeks is keeping me on it to see what I can gain in 8 weeks.


Weekend wasn't too bad, in the middle of exams right now, so I'm balancing the gym and studying with trying to eat clean haha.

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April 16, 2013


135x5, 225x5, 275x3, 315x3, 365x3, 405x2,

485x1, 485x1. Reset my form for a bit and took a 2 minute rest and pulled the second single.

Big PR for me, and I can't wait to hit 500 in a couple of weeks.



95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 285x4, 314x3, 315x4, 315x3


Squats are coming together again after that brutal training last week. Excited to see a lot of progression.

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April 18, 2013


barx10, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 215x3, 215x5


Blood sugar went way too low for me to feel comfortable so I ended up heading home to grab some food. Diabetes sucks sometimes but I will back tomorrow for hitting the bench again, and my squats for the day.


215 felt good on the bar, heavy enough to get me pushing myself, but I could get 6 on each set. The triple was only because there were no spotters available.

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April 19, 2013

Squat and Bench stuff



barx5, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x3, 275x4, 300x4, 315x3x3, 335x3 Rep PB


Close grip bench

barx10, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 185x5


Incline bench

barx5, 95x5, 135x5, 175x5, 175x5


Decline sits with 20 lbs, 30, 20, 20

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Just moving stuff home and packing my stuff up. I moving back home for the summer, so just gotta move a few things.


April 22, 2013


barx5, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x3, 275x4, 300x5, 315x5 (four sets)

Felt strong on the four sets at 315. Legs felt good, hit them to depth, and that was for a rep PB.


Light bench

barx10, 95x10, 135x10, 185x10, 155x10

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