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    Week 7 day 1 Monday
    barbell back squat set 5: 285x5 Lbs
    barbell bench press: set 4 and 5: 270x5
    Just wanted to say I’m surprised at how I’m still progressing on the bench press, this program has definitely brought me above and beyond my last plateau on bench which was at 235 lbs for 5x5. I’m expecting I’ll probably start stalling out on this program for bench at around 280-290 for the sets of 5 but we’ll see, seeing as how when I started this program my 1RM was 275 next week I’ll be benching that for 2 sets of 5 reps! All in just two months lol I would call that decent gains.
    barbell bent over row set 4 and 5: 210x5
    my form definitely breaks down on this exercise with the heavier weights.
    Assistance exercises: seated calf raises, some pulley curls, and ab exercises.

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    Week 7 workout 2 wendsday
    deadlift set 4: 365x5
    overhead press set 4: 180x5
    squats set 3 and 4: 275x5
    assistwnce exercises: seated calf raise, upright rows, pull-ups 3x10

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    Just keep kicking ass!!!!!!!!!!
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    After next week, the completion of week 8, I plan on taking a week off and taking my calories down to maintenance and just doing some cardio work. After returning back to weight room, should I re-do week eight over again or just continue onto week 9? Advice would be appreciated.

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    I personally would go week 9
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennerrator View Post
    I personally would go week 9
    Thanks, by this point in my program I feel I’m working very hard each workout and while I’m kicking the weights ass each workout it’s definitely fighting back lol. Just wasn’t sure which way would be optimal as the weights most definitely aren’t light lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthMaanz View Post
    Thanks, by this point in my program I feel I’m working very hard each workout and while I’m kicking the weights ass each workout it’s definitely fighting back lol. Just wasn’t sure which way would be optimal as the weights most definitely aren’t light lol

    Taking that break but staying active and changing up your diet isn't even close to a bad thing!!!!
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    Week 7 fridays workout
    back squat set 4: 325x5, set 5: 365x3, set 6: 270x10
    bench press set 4: 240x5, set 5: 270x3, set 6: 200x10
    barbell row set 4: 190x5, set 5: 210x3, set 6: 155x8
    assistance exercises: varied types of curls and tricep extensions.
    This morning I weighed in at 185 Lbs. Plan on taking the next week off from the gym and doing moderate cardio and a nice amount of flexibility training, particularly the muscles that will help my squat. I am taking a week off a week early as I feel I need it both mentally and physically, today I experienced some back pain in the gym while squatting and my body just feels tired out. I think a week off to let my joints and CNS recovery and just relax somewhat would be the best option at this point. Then will come back and move onto week 8.

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    Just came back from a week off from the gym. Not gonna lie I did enjoy the extra free time lol, I spent a lot of time studying the stock market and I’ve decided to invest into some of Planet Fitness’s stock as my first investment. Honestly just did a little bit of cardio and flexibility work but not a lot, mainly just enjoyed a week exercise free and not really watching what I eat as closely. I’m down weight almost two pounds, I’m 183 point something. This is how today’s workout went:
    back squat set 5: 290x5
    bench press set 4 and 5: 275x5, I missed the last rep on both of these sets. I honestly think I’ll be luckily to milk out just another 10-20 Lbs in the next 8 weeks on my bench press for sets of 5 and then I’ll be moving onto 5/3/1. Next week I will be repeating the same weight and trying to hit all the reps for 275.
    barbell bent over rows set 4 and 5: 215x5, form is pretty bad on these I’m not even sure I’m doing them right to be honest.
    assistance work: body weight ab workout and seated and standing calf raises.

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    Week 10 Day 1: Bench presses set 4 and 5 for 280x5 today. New personal record, over the weekend I had some pain in my right shoulder from bench pressing last Friday. I think I fixed my form today and hopefully the shoulder pain will go away. Also did lighter squat and barbell bent over rows today, no assistance exercise as I didn’t really have the time today and wasn’t feeling it.

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    Also last week I did 380x4 on squat and 380x5 for deadlift. Putting this as I know I didn’t get on here last week


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