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    31-Jul-2017

    5x5 StrongLift - Workout B

    Squats

    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    165lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    195lbs - 5x5

    OH Press
    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    85lbs - 5x5

    DL
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    175lbs - 1x5 (w/u)

    205lbs - 1x5

    BB Curls
    70lbs - 2x8

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    02-Aug-2017

    5x5 StrongLift - Workout A

    Squats

    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    175lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    205lbs - 5x5

    Bench Press
    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    175lbs - 5x5

    BOR
    95lbs - 5x5

    Skullcrushers
    70lbs - 2x8

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    04-Aug-2017

    5x5 StrongLift - Workout B

    Squats

    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    175lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    210lbs - 5x5

    OH Press
    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    65lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    95lbs - 5x5

    DL
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    175lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    205lbs - 1x5 (w/u)

    225lbs - 1x5

    BB Curls
    70lbs - 2x8

    NOTES: Finally pulled 225lbs for the first time in years! Felt pumped until I looked over and the kid on the Princeton track team (must be a sprinter) who's about 185lbs soaking wet was pulling 565lbs! Damn!

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    07-Aug-2017

    5x5 StrongLift - Workout A

    Squats

    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    175lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    215lbs - 5x5

    Bench Press
    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    165lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    185lbs - 5x5

    BOR
    100lbs - 5x5

    Skullcrushers
    70lbs - 2x8

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    09-Aug-2017

    5x5 StrongLift - Workout B

    Squats

    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    185lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    220lbs - 5x5
    ** Two plates next workout!!!

    OH Press
    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    65lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    100lbs - 5x5

    DL
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    185lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    205lbs - 1x5 (w/u)

    230lbs - 1x5

    BB Curls
    70lbs - 2x8

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    11-Aug-2017

    5x5 StrongLift - Workout A

    Squats

    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    185lbs - 1x3 (w/u)
    205lbs - 1x2 (w/u)

    225lbs - 5x5 <-- finally back under some semi-big-boy weights!

    Bench Press

    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    165lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    190lbs - 5x5

    BOR
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    105lbs - 5x5

    Skullcrushers
    80lbs - 2x8

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    14-Aug-2017

    5x5 StrongLift - Workout B

    Squats

    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    185lbs - 1x3 (w/u)
    205lbs - 1x2 (w/u)

    230lbs - 5x5

    OH Press
    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    75lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    105lbs - 5x5

    DL
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    185lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    205lbs - 1x5 (w/u)

    235lbs - 1x5

    BB Curls
    70lbs - 2x8

    Grip died on DL's - basically did 5 1-rep sets with no rest in between. Tried a hook grip and couldn't get it dialed in. Gonna go with an alternating grip next time.

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    16-Aug-2017

    5x5 StrongLift - Workout A

    Squats

    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    185lbs - 1x3 (w/u)
    205lbs - 1x2 (w/u)

    235lbs - 5x5

    Bench Press
    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    165lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    195lbs - 5x5

    BOR
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    110lbs - 5x5

    Skullcrushers
    80lbs - 2x8

    Realized that I'll be squatting my body weight (~250lbs) by this time next week for 5x5. I think I'm entering PR areas at that point. Not so much for 1RM, but how many times I've been able to squat a weight. I'll hold off claiming the PR's until I get to 5x5 of 265lbs though

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    18-Aug-2017

    5x5 StrongLift - Workout B

    Squats

    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    185lbs - 1x3 (w/u)
    215lbs - 1x2 (w/u)

    240lbs - 5x5

    OH Press
    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    75lbs - 1x5 (w/u)

    110lbs - 5x5

    DL
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    185lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    215lbs - 1x5 (w/u)

    245lbs - 1x5

    BB Curls
    7lbs - 2x8

    Seemed to master the Hook Grip today. Not sure if I was just doing it wrong before or it was the chalk I used, but I got it solid.

    DL was probably close to a non-strap max for me (I've DL'd 405x1 before, but I think I started strapping after 225).

    I'm not sure if the gains I'm seeing at this point are muscle memory or new gains. If it's muscle memory then they have one hell of a memory; I haven't been in this territory in a while! Happy either way!

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    21-Aug-2017

    5x5 StrongLift - Workout A

    Squats

    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    185lbs - 1x3 (w/u)
    215lbs - 1x2 (w/u)

    245lbs - 5x5

    Bench Press
    45lbs - 2x5 (w/u)
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    135lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    175lbs - 1x3 (w/u)

    200lbs - 5x5

    BOR
    95lbs - 1x5 (w/u)
    115lbs - 5x5

    Skullcrushers
    80lbs - 2x8

    Miserable workout...just had to get through it. I think I might need to have some kind of caloric intake prior to these workouts now that I'm pushing some heavier wet. Let the experimentation begin...

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