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I hit some very good numbers on several key lifts this week. Next week is a “back-off” cycle for me, which means a bit of playing around on Olympic lifts, etc.

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 10:30 AM

 

Bodyweight: 212.6 lbs

 

Very good squat/pull session today – not PRs per se, but these are deeper squats and 465 felt very manageable.

 

SQUAT

Set 1: 45 lbs × 5

Set 2: 45 lbs × 5

Set 3: 95 lbs × 5

Set 4: 95 lbs × 5

Set 5: 135 lbs × 3

Set 6: 185 lbs × 1

Set 7: 225 lbs × 1

Set 8: 275 lbs × 5

Set 9: 315 lbs × 1

Set 10: 345 lbs × 1

Set 11: 365 lbs × 1 (Video Below)

 

 

DEADLIFT

Set 1: 135 lbs × 3

Set 2: 135 lbs × 3

Set 3: 225 lbs × 1

Set 4: 295 lbs × 1

Set 5: 345 lbs × 3

Set 6: 395 lbs × 1

Set 7: 465 lbs × 1 (Video Below)

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 14, 2012, 10:30 AM

 

Bodyweight: 212.2 lbs

 

BENCH PRESS (DUMBBELL)

Set 1: 100 lbs × 10

Set 2: 100 lbs × 10

Set 3: 145 lbs × 5

Set 4: 190 lbs × 10

Set 5: 209 lbs × 10

 

MILITARY PRESS

Set 1: 45 lbs × 10

Set 2: 65 lbs × 10

Set 3: 85 lbs × 10

Set 4: 105 lbs × 7

Set 5: 125 lbs × 5

 

CHINS

Set 1: 212.2 lbs × 5

Set 2: 247.2 lbs × 5

Set 3: 247.2 lbs × 5

 

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10:30 AM

 

Bodyweight: 212.2 lbs

 

BARBELL HIP THRUST

Set 1: 295 lbs × 10

Set 2: 345 lbs × 10

 

BACK EXTENSIONS

Set 1: 130 lbs × 10

 

SWINGS

Set 1: 150 lbs × 5

Set 2: 100 lbs × 10

 

Monday, December 17, 2012, 10:30 AM

 

Bodyweight: 210.2 lbs

 

BENCH PRESS

Set 1: 45 lbs × 5

Set 2: 95 lbs × 5

Set 3: 120 lbs × 5

Set 4: 145 lbs × 5

 

CLOSE GRIP BENCH PRESS

Set 1: 95 lbs × 5

Set 2: 115 lbs × 5

Set 3: 135 lbs × 5

Set 4: 155 lbs × 3

Set 5: 175 lbs × 3

Set 6: 200 lbs × 3

Set 7: 200 lbs × 3

Set 8: 200 lbs × 3

Set 9: 185 lbs × 10

 

BICEP CURL (DUMBBELL)

Set 1: 60 lbs × 5

Set 2: 70 lbs × 5

Set 3: 80 lbs × 5

Set 4: 90 lbs × 5

Set 5: 100 lbs × 5

Set 6: 80 lbs × 8

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