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    Decline Barbell Bench

    Hitting chest again as legs have been skipped due to a cold (boo hoo, poor me).

    Got an extra rep over last week and chest felt pumped. Great.
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    Log looks good.. Keep it up man. We need more logging in here from everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMC191 View Post
    Log looks good.. Keep it up man. We need more logging in here from everyone.
    Thanks! Definitely working on improving.

    You look brutal in your avi.
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    Incline Barbell Bench

    Enjoyed decline so much yesterday I hit my upper chest today.

    The slack has now been taken in since my retun to lifting. On my back work and benching I'm at my rep max and will look to get one or more rep increases each week or two now. It's the coal face.
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    Trap Bar Squats

    Felt really good, my body was working in unison, really enjoyed it. I'll get back to where I was before the cold next week.
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    Back 2

    1. DB rows with a low stool to grip. Up to 40kg for kicking the shit out my back.

    2. Barbell rows, light only after the DB rows. Felt heavy.

    3. Low pully row wide and row grip.
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    Nice work you are posting about.
    Good progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowden View Post
    Nice work you are posting about.
    Good progress.
    Thanks. I'm concentrating on the major compounds, squat/deadlift (the trap bar squat is mid way between both), bench and chins.

    Then the lesser compounds like pull downs and db rows.

    Not least because it's easy to do minor exercises and then leave them for long enough to have done no good. Permanent ongoing accumulation is all. Great if people can always do the additional things.

    Compounds week in week out are never forgottten and will work best at my stage of development.

    So though my exercise lists are very short compared to others and it may look like I'm coasting I'm hitting the key parts with the key exercises.

    I had a bad trapped nerve in my right trap so I've knocked off heavy shrugs, upright rows and overhead presses for now, that accounts again for less charted work.
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    Decline Barbell Press

    Interesting change here. My warm ups were 20 and 15 last session and this week I smashed them with 40 and 25* (*two thirds of max weight)

    I hoped it would translate to my work sets but it lowered their reps. Must have tired me getting those numbers.

    Seemed like a step up though so next week I'll stop the warm up at the previous 20 and 15 again and see if the work sets have a boost.

    I'd be suprised if I have the strength to move two thirds by ten more reps and not be able to get a bigger max rep - I'm incline benching next (in two days) so that might tell me something.
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    If you are tiring your self out before your work sets. Try acclimated sets to get you warmed up for your main sets

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMC191 View Post
    If you are tiring your self out before your work sets. Try acclimated sets to get you warmed up for your main sets
    It was unusual this time as I normally get maximum 20 and 15 reps on my WU sets and got a lot more. But really I shouldn't have bothered to get a lot more. It made the WU more than they should have been.

    I should just stop at 20 and 15 like normal WU rep ranges.

    I've read a little on acclimated seats and that sounds like the WU is to failure say at 10 and 8 which makes it less of a taper in and more like 5 work sets?

    My normal rep range is 40, 20, 15, then either 12,12,12 or 4,3,3
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    Trap Bar Deads (Not going to call them squats any more)

    My flexion is more like a deep deadlift than a parallel squat so deadlifts they are.

    Took videos of every set and my only complaint was on the initial lift my ass raised first. Rectified this on my last set. Very happy with the unified form as I lift no part out of sync.

    6, 5, 7 x 120kg.

    The last set I seemed to hit the perfect groove though not sure why.

    I really feel these in my quads so they are hitting them hard.
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    Incline barbell Press

    Great session, full deep reps. My rom from bottom to top is about 2.5'

    Got two more reps than last week so that step up I saw in the decline is true. Onward!
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    Chins for 5's x 10 sets.

    Pulldowns up to 40kg for 10's x 3 (down from 70kg after chins)
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Lees View Post
    That's a lot of chin ups!
    Hey Dave, thanks for dropping by.

    It was strange. I do volume by set numbers as 5 is my wall at the moment but even at 10 sets I probably could have done maybe 4 more sets of 5 the some fours and threes.

    With benching that would be impossible to do so many sets of 5 reps maxes.

    Guess it's just the way the back is a large area and can soak up punishment.
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    Decline Bench.

    Weak. One reps less across the board so I did an extra set.

    Could be several reasons. But I won't bother trying to solve why.

    At least I work my chest as hard as if I was feeling strong. All grist to the mill.
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