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    Friday March 20, 2020

    Back Squats-high bar
    45-10x2
    95x1
    135x1
    160x1
    185x1
    205x1
    225x1
    240x1
    240x1
    240x1

    Deadlift
    135x1
    185x1
    225x1
    275x1
    315x1
    340x1
    340x1
    340x1

    I was exhausted from work, and very little to eat today. My back is killing me from work, and I didnt want to train.

    Back Squats:
    These were incredibly hard and slow moving. My leg fatigue from all the bodybuilding work finally showed badly. My legs had felt fine until this, but my quads tried to die when coming out of the hole on every rep. I had to grind every rep, and barely got all of them. I was right at the point of failure. I needed a lot of time between reps.

    Deadlifts:
    Even worse. I was almost hitching on some warm-up reps. I managed to get through them, but it was hard and ugly.

    I finished off with lat pulls and pull-ups.

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    Monday March 23, 2020

    Weight: 166.7

    Back Squat-low bar
    45-10x2
    95x1
    135x1
    160x1
    185x1
    205x1
    225x1
    240x1
    255x1

    Press
    45-10x2
    95x1
    105x1
    115x1
    125x1
    135x1
    142.5x1
    147.5x1
    152.5x1

    I did not sleep well at all, got woken up early, and I felt terrible today. Run down and weak from the moment I woke up.

    Back Squat:
    These were brutally hard and slow. I had real trouble with warm-ups. I was barely able to bear down and grind these out. The last rep took about 6 or 7 seconds to stand up from the hole

    Press:
    These started off well enough but Ibhit a wall pretty quick. Once again the last rep took several seconds to lock out and I almost passed out doing it.

    I finished off with hamstring curls and leg extensions.

    I backed off the volume of accessory work quite a bit, and will continue to, so I could hopefully make it through this week.

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    Tuesday March 24, 2020

    Barbell snatch warm-up with light leg press mixed in.

    Snatch
    95x1
    115x1
    125x1
    135x1
    142.5x1
    147.5x1
    152.5x1
    157.5x1

    These went really well. The weight felt light off the floor and overhead. So much so that I almost threw the last rep over my head. It took some footwork to backpedal and save the lift.

    I finished with light dumbbell curls and hanging knee raises. I did considerably less volume on both.

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    Wednesday March 25, 2020

    Light leg press warm-up.

    Front Squats
    45-10x2
    95x1
    115x1
    135x1
    155x1
    175x1
    195x1
    210x1

    Bench Press
    45-10x2
    95x1
    115x1
    135x1
    155x1
    170x1
    180x1
    190x1
    200x1

    I slept really well, but I had a long busy day, and really didn't want to train.

    Front Squat:
    These were hard and slow. There was some doubt as to whether my legs were going to get this weight.

    Bench Press:
    These weren't as hard. I managed a good long competition pause on each rep and a decent ascent speed.

    I finished off with leg presses, but fewer than I had been doing.

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    Thursday March 26, 2020

    Barbell warm-up and light leg press.

    Clean&Jerk
    95x1
    115x1
    135x1
    155x1
    175x1
    190x1
    200-good clean, missed jerk

    I got woken up twice last night, and have felt worn down and worn out all day, but the weights moved well enough and while winded and tired, I felt sharp, at least to start. I really ran out of gas quickly. My upper back is exhausted. A lot worse than I thought it should be, especially since all I've done back related this week is snatch. I really had to grind out the last rep. My upper back made it difficult to lock out the jerks. And the last clean absolutely buried me in the hole and bowed me over. I was spent when I stood it up. I'll repeat this clean&jerk cycle.

    I finished off with light dumbbell curls, tricep extensions, and pec flies.

    I'm probably going to cut out most body building accessory lifts on my 3rd week of the cycle, to conserve some energy and hopefully be able to finish strong.

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    Friday March 27, 2020

    Back Squats-high bar
    45-10x2
    95x1
    135x1
    160x1
    185x1
    205x1
    225x1
    245x1

    Deadlift
    135x1
    185x1
    225x1
    275x1
    315x1
    340-no attempt
    360-no attempt

    I felt even more run down and weak tonight.

    Back Squat:
    These really beat me down. I was barely able to grind out the last rep.

    Deadlift:
    I was so exhausted that I didn't even try the last 2 reps. I was so weak that I was going to fail miserably and possibly even hurt myself. I'll repeat this cycle.

    No accessory work due to exhaustion.

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    De-load from Saturday March 28 - Sunday April 04. I did absolutely nothing in the gym. I did some house work and went to work, and that was it.

    I am changing things up slightly in an effort to hopefully be able to complete this cycle a little easier than last cycle. We'll see how it goes.

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    Monday April 06, 2020

    Weight: 165.8

    Back Squat-low bar
    45-10x2
    95x2
    135x1
    160x1
    185x1
    205x1
    225x1
    240x1
    240x1
    240x1
    240x1
    240x1

    Snatch
    95x1
    115x1
    125x1
    135x1
    140x1
    145x1
    150x1
    150-miss
    150x1
    150x1
    150-miss

    I felt pretty good today. Rested and ready to train.

    Back Squat:
    I walked a half mile before training, and when I started squatting, my knees started hurting out of the blue. Things had been fine. I stopped and tried to work on them and get some blood flow through them, but they only went from hurting to mildly sore.
    I managed to work through it and finish strong.

    Snatch:
    These started off rough, and stayed that way. Unfortunately I was sucking wind during these and my legs felt fried. I'm shocked I made any of these. It's been a while since the snatch has felt so foreign and awkward.

    I finished off with cable machine hamstring curls. I did 4 plates for a 10x2 on each leg, then 3-10x2, and 2-20x1.

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    Tuesday April 07, 2020

    Press
    45-10x2
    95x1
    105x1
    115x1
    125x1
    135x1
    140x1
    145x1
    145x1
    145x1
    145x1
    145x1

    These were pretty good despite the legs not cooperating. My legs were dead so the drive from the shoulder was hard.

    Chin-ups: 5x3

    Dumbbell curls: 25s-20+10, 20s-20x3

    Cable bicep pulldowns: 5 plates - x25,
    4 plates - x25

    Hanging knee raises: 25x4

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    Wednesday April 08, 2020

    Leg press warm-up: 6 plates- x50

    Back Squats-high bar-light
    45-10x2
    95x5
    135-5x3

    Clean&Jerk
    95x1
    115x1
    135x1
    155x1
    170x1
    180x1
    180-missed jerk
    180-missed jerk
    180-good clean, no jerk attempt
    180-good clean, no jerk attempt

    I felt pretty beaten down today. And I didn't sleep very well. The low bar squats and hamstring curls really came back to haunt me today.

    Back Squat:
    Pretty good warm-up, but my legs were already trying to check out.

    Clean&Jerk:
    These were absolutely brutal and horrible. I had no idea exactly how worn out my legs were until I tried to stand from the bottom of the clean. I ended up power cleaning most of these so I wouldn't have to. But I didn't have the strength to truly power clean them completely, so I kinda half squatted them, hating myself the whole time. Then I tried power jerking also, because I wasn't sure I could recover from the split. But it turns out I didn't have enough leg drive to handle most of the power jerks either, so I stopped trying to jerk.

    I skipped all leg accessory work today to hopefully be able to train on Friday.

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