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Big squats this week…

 

Saturday, August 18, 2012, 11:30 AM

 

Bodyweight: 211 lbs

 

POWER SNATCH

Set 1: 45 lbs x 3

Set 2: 45 lbs x 3

Set 3: 45 lbs x 3

Set 4: 65 lbs x 3

Set 5: 65 lbs x 3

Set 6: 95 lbs x 3

Set 7: 120 lbs x 1

Set 8: 145 lbs x 1

Set 9: 160 lbs x 1

Set 9: 170 lbs x 0

 

Notes: Dunno what’s up here but I think it’s more psychological/emotional than physical.

 

BENCH PRESS (DUMBBELL)

Set 1: 120 lbs x 8

Set 2: 160 lbs x 8

Set 3: 177 lbs x 8

Set 4: 190 lbs x 8

 

BARBELL HIP THRUST

Set 1: 235 lbs x 10

Set 2: 285 lbs x 10 (Video below)

 

Notes: That 285 really left me with a deep fatigue in my hamstrings – decided to forgo a third heavier set.

 

 

 

 

TRX ROW

Set 1: 211 lbs x 5

Set 2: 211 lbs x 5

Set 3: 211 lbs x 5

 

Monday, August 20, 2012, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Bodyweight: 210.2 lbs

 

Notes: I strayed from the 5-3-1 format today, feeling the urge to go a little heavier on squat (in particular) and bench. Ended up getting the biggest double of my life in the squat and followed that with a pretty big single.

 

SQUAT

Set 1: 45 lbs x 5

Set 2: 45 lbs x 5

Set 3: 95 lbs x 5

Set 4: 135 lbs x 5

Set 5: 185 lbs x 3

Set 6: 225 lbs x 1

Set 7: 275 lbs x 1

Set 8: 325 lbs x 1

Set 9: 365 lbs x 2

Set 10: 385 lbs x 1 (Video below)

 

 

BENCH PRESS

Set 1: 45 lbs x 5

Set 2: 45 lbs x 5

Set 3: 95 lbs x 5

Set 4: 135 lbs x 3

Set 5: 185 lbs x 1

Set 6: 205 lbs x 1

Set 7: 225 lbs x 1

Set 8: 245 lbs x 1

Set 9: 205 lbs x 5

 

Notes: Was probably good for 350-255 today, but didn’t have the interest honestly. Bench seems to be down a bit, but not too bad overall.

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