Sounds like a sensible approach with the deadlifts. I've not gone bad on the reps I do in a long time and I'm still making decent progress.
Yeah, I have been stuck in the mindset that if I'm not getting at 4-5 reps over the required that I'm falling behind. Habits are just frustratingly hard to shake when you have been a certain way for a long time.
Squat 1 x 5 @ 72.5kg 1 x 5 @ 90kg 1 x 3 @ 110kg ---------------- 1 x 3 @ 127.5kg 1 x 3 @ 145kg 1 x 3 @ 162.5kg
Log 2 x 3 @ 56kg 2 x 3 @ 66kg 2 x 3 @ 76kg 1 x 3 @ 86kg 1 x 3 @ 96kg 1 x 2 @ 101kg
SS 53kg DB 10 x 1
Bench Press (Paused) 1 x 3 @ 60kg 1 x 3 @ 80kg 1 x 3 @ 100kg 5 x 2 @ 110kg
Squat 1 x 5 @ 60kg 1 x 3 @ 80kg 1 x 3 @ 100kg 1 x 3 @ 120kg 1 x 3 @ 140kg 1 x 1 @ 160kg 1 x 1 @ 170kg 1 x 1 @ 180kg
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Good session. Log felt really good today, and I was tempted to go for a max as I know I'd of got it today, but decided to stick to the plan of staying away from max attempts for a few months. Squats all felt off but I managed to get through them fine. No fails with the circus dumbell today, got a good technique for it now. Did some paused bench as I just didn't have the motivation to do any moving events. Then I did squats again at the end with King Mong.
Military Press 1 x 5 @ 37.5kg 1 x 5 @ 47.5kg 1 x 3 @ 57.5kg --------------- 1 x 5 @ 70kg 1 x 3 @ 80kg 1 x F @ 90kg
Everything felt heavy today. Just couldn't quite lock out the rep at 90. I've been really slack with my diet this last couple of weeks and I think it's starting to catch up on me. Time to get back on track with everything after next weeks deload. I also don't think my arm injury has fully heeled yet, so I might just take next week off and rest.
Bench Press (Paused) 1 x 5 @ 42.5kg 1 x 5 @ 52.5kg 1 x 3 @ 65kg --------------- 1 x 5 @ 80kg 1 x 3 @ 90kg 1 x 7 @ 100kg
Bench Press (Paused) 5 x 10 @ 65kg
Pendlay Row 5 x 5 @ 85kg
'Big Five 55' (Partner) Chin Ups 28kg KB Swings MB Press Ups KB Goblet Squats Press Ups 10-1 of each
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Good session. Happy with 7 at 100. Did boring but big tonight as that's what I'm going back to after this phase on some of the lifts. Big Five 55 was a killer, didn't really fancy doing it after a day at work but I know I need to get my conditioning up.
Log 2 x 3 @ 70kg 1 x 3 @ 80kg 1 x 3 @ 90kg 1 x 2 @ 100kg 1 x 1 @ 107.5kg PR
Deadlift 1 x 5 @ 60kg 1 x 3 @ 100kg 1 x 3 @ 140kg 1 x 1 @ 180kg 1 x 1 @ 200kg 1 x 1 @ 220kg
Squat 1 x 5 @ 60kg 1 x 3 @ 80kg 1 x 3 @ 100kg 1 x 3 @ 120kg 1 x 3 @ 140kg 1 x 3 @ 160kg 1 x 1 @ 180kg
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Junction gym session. My back was in bits by the time we got there so knew it was going to be hard to get much done. Happy with the log PR, crap clean and awful jerk but still managed to get it. Deadlifts all done without straps today, that's the heaviest I've been without straps in a long time and the 220 was an easy rep. Squats were ok, 180 was a bit of a grinder but glad to be hitting that weight every time I try.
Deadlift 1 x 5 @ 95kg 1 x 5 @ 117.5kg 1 x 5 @ 142.5kg
Military Press 1 x 5 @ 37.5kg 1 x 5 @ 47.5kg 1 x 5 @ 57.5kg
Deload session. I'm doing 2 lifts on each deload day so I can have more rest days. I've reset all my training maxes now and have a 3 month plan in place that will be going back to basics. I've also started on an IF based diet to get rid of some of the fat I'm carrying.
Military Press 1 x 5 @ 32.5kg 1 x 5 @ 40kg 1 x 3 @ 47.5kg --------------- 1 x 5 @ 52.5kg 1 x 5 @ 60kg 1 x 8 @ 67.5kg
Log Strict Press 1 x 10 @ 52kg 1 x 9 @ 52kg 1 x 8 @ 52kg 2 x 7 @ 52kg
Ring Chin ups 2 x 10 1 x 8 2 x 7
Band Face Pulls 3 x 20
Band Push Downs 3 x 20
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Decent session. This is the first time I've done a proper session while fasted on this diet I'm doing, only thing I had was a black coffee and BCAAs which is recommended in the book, but the thing is I've not drank coffee in my 33 years, I can't believe how high I felt. I've rest all my maxes now and I'm starting all reps on military from a dead stop, obviously it made them much harder than normal. I got cramp in my traps on the first set of log strict and it made all the other sets very hard as it just kept coming on after the first few reps, hopefully it's just a one off. I got everything done in just over an hour today as I'm trying to take less time between everything, this would normally of taken just shy of 2 hours I reckon.