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    Press
    45x10
    65x5
    85x3
    95x1
    105x3
    110x2
    115x1
    115x1
    115x1
    115x5

    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    245x1
    265x1
    285x4
    285x4
    285x4
    285x4
    285x4

    Wide Grip Incline Bench Press
    45x10
    105x12
    105x12
    105x10

    Lat Pulldown
    100x12
    100x10
    100x8

    Front Raise
    15x10
    15x10
    15x10

    Not a bad day. Definitely would have liked pressing to have felt stronger, but it still by no means felt bad. I was able to match my AMRAP from a couple weeks ago with 5 at 115.

    Deadlifting from the floor felt great. I'm starting to get a very good feeling that my long standing PR of 420 will be falling at the end of this cycle.
     
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    Back Squat
    135x5
    165x5
    195x5
    225x3
    245x1
    265x1
    280x3
    290x2
    295x1
    295x1
    295x5
    315x1

    Incline Bench Press
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    130x3
    130x3
    130x3
    130x3
    130x3

    Back Step Lunge
    45x5
    95x10
    95x10
    95x10

    DB Curl
    25x10
    25x10
    25x8

    Lat Pulldown
    100x12
    100x10
    100x10

    I ended up just saying fuck it and skipping last week's front squat day. Front squats have felt like garbage all cycle, so that definitely factored in but it was also nice to come in today with 2 days of rest.

    Despite, or maybe because of, the last 2 days of lounging around, I still didn't feel great when I got to the gym. Stomach was a little off and I was feeling a bit stiff, nonetheless though still ended up having a good session.

    Squats felt great from the start. My form felt really dialed in and I felt like I was finally hitting all my cues. The triple at 280 was cake, then the double at 290 was equally easy. The first 2 singles at 295 were strong but felt slightly off, before getting dialed back in for the AMRAP set. Really happy with 5 as that surpasses the 5rm I set at the end of last cycle and it was done fatigued. Had a brief stint of lunacy afterwards and hit a solid single at 315, before coming to my senses while walking out 340.
     
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    March 1

    Bench Press
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    135x3
    155x1
    175x1
    180x3
    185x2
    190x1
    190x1
    190x2

    Back Squat
    185x5
    225x3
    250x3 (last rep paused)
    250x3 (last rep paused)
    250x3 (last rep paused)
    250x3 (last rep paused)
    250x3 (last rep paused)

    Seated DB Press
    35x12
    35x10
    35x8

    Pretty mediocre session, didn't have much before work so this was all very rushed.

    Bench felt pretty iffy from the start. I tried going with a slightly wider grip and honestly I couldn't really tell whether it hurt or helped. Switched back to my regular grip for the singles at 190 and felt slightly better though not sure it had anything to do with the grip. After 2 not so great singles at 190 I was completely ready to just hit on single on the third set and call it, though oddly enough that set ended up feeling the best of the session. Hit a tough double and maybe had a 3rd rep in me but didn't care to try.

    Bench so far has really been my most disappointing lift of this cycle. I feel like if I maxed out now my squat and deadlift would both be higher than last cycle's maxes. While on bench I'd probably end up at 210, previous max, and no way hit anything higher. Granted, I'm only 6 weeks in with 6 to go, so I'm trying not to get too discouraged.

    Legs and glutes were still really sore from Monday, which made triples at 250 tougher than they should have been but still not terrible.
     
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    2" Deficit Deadlift
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    255x1
    280x1
    300x3
    310x2
    320x1
    320x1
    320x8

    Legs Up Bench Press
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    135x3
    155x3
    155x3
    155x3
    155x3
    155x3

    Single Leg Press
    x10
    40x10
    40x10
    40x10

    Pull Up
    8
    4
    4

    Rear Delt Fly
    10x12
    15x10
    15x10
    15x10

    Deadlifts continue to feel great. I'm happy with hitting 8 reps at 320, I possibly had 1 more rep in me but I was pretty beat. Finally get to start pulling heavy from the floor next week and I'm really feeling good about the carryover of all the deficit work.

    Oddly enough, bench felt pretty good today. Felt like I had at least 6 reps in me each set and I kept the rest periods really quick.
     
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    Press
    45x10
    65x5
    85x3
    100x1
    110x3
    115x2
    120x1
    120x1
    120x3

    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    265x1
    290x1
    320x1
    370x1
    410x0
    290x3
    290x3
    290x3
    290x3
    290x3

    Side Laterals
    10x10
    10x10
    10x10

    Front Raises
    15x10
    15x10
    15x10

    Tricep Pushdown
    35x10
    35x10
    35x10

    First couple work sets for pressing felt tougher than expected, which had me thinking "great now all my upper body lifts are stagnating." Thankfully though the AMRAP set at 120 felt much more solid and I banged out 3 reps with possibly 1 left in the tank. 120 is the heaviest I've even attempted to press in well over a year at this point and is only 6lbs off my best. Hopefully this cycle finally gets me to the 1 plate mark lol.

    Back was still fairly sore from yesterday, but with how easy my warmup deadlift sets felt I decided to be an idiot and do a max test. Got 410 about 5 inches off the ground, knew there was no way I'd be able to lock it out and dropped it. Then went and did the prescribed sets at 290. Little disappointed I couldn't get 410 but then again I'm an idiot for attempting it after yesterday deadlifting session.
     
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    Back Squat
    135x5
    165x5
    195x5
    225x3
    245x1
    265x1
    275x3
    275x3
    275x8

    Incline Bench
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    135x2
    135x2
    135x2
    135x2
    135x2
    135x2
    135x2
    135x2
    135x2
    135x9

    DB Curl
    30x8
    30x6

    Single Leg Press
    x10
    50x8
    50x8

    Lat Pulldown
    110x9
    110x8

    Really wanted to hit 275 for 10, but ended up rushing setting up and tweaked my lower back on the second rep. Still hit 8 with 1 more in the tank but a bit disappointed nonetheless. Next week I have 280 for 5 singles and I'm hoping I'll be able to hit that for at least 8 reps to make up for today.

    Benching felt strong. Honestly can't remember the last time I incline benched 135, so 9 reps was more than enough to keep me happy.
     
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    Bench Press
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    135x3
    155x1
    175x3
    175x3
    173x6

    Back Squat
    135x5
    185x3(paused)
    230x2(paused)
    230x2(paused)
    230x2(paused)
    230x2(paused)
    230x6(paused)

    Seated DB Press
    30x8
    40x10
    40x6

    Tricep Pushdown
    40x8
    40x8

    Pull up
    11
    6
     
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    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    265x1
    300x1
    330x3
    330x3
    330x9
    135x3
    225x1
    275x1
    300x2
    300x2
    300x2
    300x2
    300x2

    Press
    45x10
    65x5
    85x3
    100x1
    110x3
    110x3
    110x6

    Legs Up Bench
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    135x1
    160x2
    160x2
    160x2
    160x2
    160x7

    Been fighting a cold all week and really hit me Wednesday morning, took the day off from work and skipped the gym for 2 days. Felt a lot better today, minus a very nagging cough, and decided to give it a shot. Ended up combining deadlift and press day as I doubt I'll be going back to the gym this week.

    First day back pulling heavy from the floor and it felt really good. Deficits definitely helped my strength off the floor as the weight was shooting up. Really pushed it on the AMRAP set and hit a tough 9. For the first time I can ever remember I finished up and it wasn't my back that was sore but my quads, not sure what to make of that.
     
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    Back Squat
    135x5
    165x5
    195x5
    225x3
    245x1
    265x1
    280x1
    280x1
    280x1
    280x1
    280x6

    Incline Bench Press
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    145x2
    145x2
    145x2
    145x2
    145x2

    DB Curl
    30x10
    30x8

    Single Leg Press
    x10
    60x10
    60x8

    Lat Pulldown
    120x10
    120x8

    Not a great day. My cold has mostly subsided but I still have a nagging cough.

    I just could not get comfortable squatting today. 280 didn't feel heavy, it just felt so awkward. The AMRAP set was terrible, barely managed 6 reps.

    Benching, on the other hand, felt fairly strong. Definitely interested in what I could max out on incline bench.
     
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    Bench Press
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    135x3
    155x1
    170x1
    180x1
    180x1
    180x1
    180x1
    180x5

    Back Squat
    180x3(paused)
    235x2(paused)
    235x2(paused)
    235x2(paused)
    235x2(paused)
    235x2(paused)
    255x1(paused)
    275x1(paused)
    295x1(paused)
    325x0(paused)

    Seated DB Press
    30x8
    45x8
    45x6

    Pull Up
    12
    4
     
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    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    275x1
    310x1
    340x1
    340x1
    340x1
    340x1
    340x8??

    Legs Up Bench
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    135x3
    155x1
    165x2
    165x2
    165x2
    165x2
    165x2

    Side Laterals
    15x9
    15x7

    Close Grip Bench Press
    135x8
    135x5

    Deadlifts felt very good. Honestly not sure how may reps I got on my last set, it was somewhere between 7 and 9. Going in I was hoping to get at least 7 reps and I remember after hitting what I thought was 7, I got 2 more reps. However, something makes me feel like I miscounted by a rep. Regardless I'll settle for 8.
     
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    3/19

    Back Squat
    135x5
    185x3
    225x2
    255x1
    275x1
    290x3
    295x2
    305x3
    320x1

    Press
    50x10
    70x5
    95x1
    115x1
    115x1
    115x1
    115x1
    115x5

    Narrow Grip Bench Press
    95x5
    115x3
    135x1
    155x1
    175x2
    175x2
    175x2
    175x2
    175x4

    DB Front Raises
    15x10
    20x10

    3/20

    Bench Press
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    135x3
    155x1
    175x1
    185x3
    190x2
    195x3

    Seated DB Press
    35x6
    50x5

    Pull Ups
    15
     
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    3/24
    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    165x1
    295x1
    325x1
    345x3
    355x2
    365x4

    Press
    45x10
    65x5
    95x1
    110x3
    120x2
    130x2(Rep PR)
    135x0

    Rear Delt Fly
    15x12

    Lat Pulldown
    130x10
     
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    3/25
    Paused Back Squat
    135x5
    185x3
    225x3
    255x1
    275x1
    295x1
    315x1

    Power Clean+Power Jerk
    135x3+1
    155x3+1
    175x3+1
    185x1+1
    200x1+1
    210x1
    215x1
    220x1
     
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    Press
    45x10
    65x5
    85x3
    95x1
    115x1
    125x1
    135x1(PR)
    135x1
    135x1

    Bunch of misc shoulder/tricep work

    Finally got that 1 plate press I've been dreaming of lol and even managed to hit it twice after, though only fuck were they grinders. I have the feeling my right arm/shoulder could press 145 while my left hits a wall at 135, gonna add in more unilateral stuff next cycle.

    Good end to what was a tough week of lifting. Earlier in the week I hit 6 disappointingly tough squat singles at 315, benched a rep PR and all time PR of 200 and 215, respectively, and deadlifted 375 for 6 rough singles.
     
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    Back Squat
    135x5
    285x5
    225x3
    255x1
    275x1
    295x1
    320x1
    320x1
    320x1

    Single Leg Extensions
    60x10
    60x10
    60x8
     
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    Back Squat
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    255x1
    275x1
    295x1
    315x1
    350x0
    315x3x

    Bench Press
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    135x3
    155x1
    180x1
    200x1
    220x0
    205x1x

    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    265x1
    300x1
    335x1
    375x1
    410x1
    420x1(Ties All-Time PR)

    Power Clean+Push Press
    135x1+3
    155x1+1
    170x1+1
    180x1+1
    190x1+1
    200x1+0
    200x1+0

    Got a sore throat Tuesday night and woke up Wednesday feeling like complete garbage. Guessing I never really got over the cold I had a few weeks ago and this was a relapse. Ended up taking the rest of the week off and starting feeling better yesterday, so I figured I'd hit the gym today then go back to resting for a few more days.

    Decided on doing just doing a max day, as at this point I'm so off schedule there's no hope of getting back on track.

    Squats felt probably the strongest they've ever felt. I was really debating whether to try for 345 or 350 and after 315 felt like I could've gotten it for 5 I just couldn't resist 350. Completely mindfucked myself as I rushed everything and basically forgot everything that had been working the past sets. Couldn't stand the idea of fucking up, what was, such a good squat session, so dropped to 315 and got 3 solid reps before failing the 4th.

    Hadn't benched in a week and a half at this point, but started off strong nonetheless. I feel like narrowing my grip slightly has been a big improvement. Everything was flying up until 200, which wasn't tough but was a lot slower than I was hoping. Jumped to 220 and wasn't exactly encouragingly close. Tried to salvage the session with a rep PR at 205 but couldn't get the 2nd.

    Deadlifts, ironically enough, didn't really feel great starting off; 225 was a lot slower than I'd have liked and it wasn't till 335 I started getting into a groove. Made a slight change from my usual and chalked up for 375. I usually only use chalk for my final sets, as my gym has a liquid chalk only rule and I try to limit how much dust gets on stuff. It ended up being a good decision, 375 went very smoothly. Still didn't have much confidence so I went for 410, a 5 lb increase from last cycle's best. It went up a lot smoother than I anticipated and I decided to jump up 10 more lbs. I could feel myself getting out of position as I broke it from the floor and figured that'd be it, but thought "ahh fuck it" and to my surprise was able to lock it out fairly easily, after getting it the first couple inches off the floor. It was definitely a fairly ugly effort though. It just hit me now that it was 420lbs, for some reason up until now I was thinking I deadlifted 415lbs even though I distinctly remember choosing to go up 10lbs and loading the 5 and 2.5lb plates on the bar.

    All in all, a strong but very clumsy max day. Really happy to set a new hook grip PR and finally tie my long standing deadlift PR of 420. But squats and bench both ended pretty disappointingly. I'm not too upset about bench as I hit a PR of 215 early last week but that was after hitting a PR triple at 200, so I figured I'd have at least 5 more lbs in me. Squats felt great but I feel like I fucked up mentally. I'll probably do 1 or 2 light days next week and then try and retest squat and bench at the end of the week. Bodyweight right now is around 157-158, so roughly 3-4lbs heavier than last cycle.
     
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    Back Squat
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    255x1
    275x1
    295x1
    315x1
    345x0

    Bench Press
    135x3
    160x1
    180x1
    205x1x

    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    265x1
    295x1
    340x1
    380x1
    425x0
    405x1

    DB Curls
    25x10
    25x10

    Tricep Pushdown
    35x10
    35x10

    Leg Extensions
    60x10
    60x10

    This was my attempt at redoing last week's max out day and well... looks like it was pretty much a waste of time lol.

    Did a light session on Tuesday just so I wouldn't be going a week between sessions. And though I didn't feel nearly as awkward and off balance as last week, the strength just wasn't there.

    Knew from the get-go that squats weren't feeling quite as strong as my last attempt at maxing. Nonetheless, 315 went pretty smoothly and I figured I'd shoot for 345, a modest 10 lb bump from my current max and a +4 lb all time PR. No go.

    Benching I'd essentially resigned myself to the fact that I wasn't going to hit 220 and instead decided to try for a PR double at 205. And though the first rep was surprisingly easy, I just couldn't break through my sticking point on the second.

    Deadlifts I still had some hope at beating last week's PR of 420. 380 felt a lot better than I was expecting and I jumped to 425. I was able to get it 4 inches or so off the floor but that was sadly it. So I'll just have to be a little more patient before I can finally break my 7 year standing PR of 420.
     
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    4/20
    Bench Press
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    135x3
    155x1
    170x5
    170x5
    170x5

    DB Incline Bench Press
    30x8
    45x6
    45x6
    45x6
    45x6
    45x6

    Seated DB Press
    30x12
    30x10
    30x8
    30x7
    30x8

    DB Curl
    20x13
    20x12
    20x10
    20x8
    20x8

    Tricep Pushdown
    35x10
    35x10
    35x10
    35x8
    35x8
     
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    4/21
    2" Deficit Deadlift
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    300x5
    300x5
    300x5

    Front Squat
    135x5
    170x6
    170x6
    170x6
    170x6
    170x6

    DB Row
    35x10
    35x10
    35x8
    35x6

    Lat Pulldown
    90x10
    90x8
    90x8
     
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