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ActivitiesGuy Log III: StrongFirst With a Westside Twist

Friday 9/10

CONDITIONING

Pull-ups

10 x 3

Saturday 9/11

EASY STRENGTH DAY

Sumo Deadlift

10 x 1 x 315

1x405
1x405

Two really crisp singles at 405 to close out today. Feeling pretty good. Bodyweight has been holding steady around 215 for the last several months.

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Sunday 9/12

EASY STRENGTH DAY

Back Squat

2x135
2x165
2x195
2x225
2x255
2x290
2x290

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Lots of easy days man! When we gonna see some tough ones :smiling_imp:

Still impressive numbers to be called easy lol

Monday 9/13

CONDITIONING

Pull-ups

10 x 3

Hey, thanks to you (and the couple others up above that have checked in).

Truth is, combination of work (increasing responsibility) and family (kids 3 and 1 years old) keeps me so busy that I’ve just shifted to this minimalist do-what-I-can approach. It has generally served to keep me in the beautifully average-fit-guy shape that you see here. Fitter than most, but no threat to guys that really get after it hard. I have actually grown to love my 10-sets-of-3 pull-up days, which are a nice change from the barbell work and have served to bring my upper body back up a little bit. My favorite thing is definitely still getting up to four plates and beyond on the deadlift though…kinda hoping that I’m doing just enough squatting and pulling for my max deadlift to stay around 500, and that I can bring my pull-up numbers up a little bit. Weighing in around 215 with a 500 deadlift and ability to do a dozen or so pull-ups, while it’s not winning any awards, is impressive enough that it makes you the fittest person in most rooms, and I can live with that.

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Man that makes sense and I’m glad you’ve found that balance. Definitely still lookin good

Tuesday 9/14

EASY STRENGTH DAY

Sumo Deadlift

1x315
1x315
1x315
1x405
1x405
1x405

Was always interested in the reasoning for the one exercise. It is a challenge to have balance

Wednesday 9/15

EASY STRENGTH DAY

Sumo Deadlift

1x315
1x315
1x315
1x405
1x405
1x405

Thursday 9/16

EASY STRENGTH DAY

Back Squat

2x135
2x165
2x195
2x225
2x255
2x255
2x255
2x255

Friday 9/17

CONDITIONING

Pull-ups

10 x 3

Saturday 9/18

EASY STRENGTH DAY

Sumo Deadlift

5 x 1 x 405

Had a bit more time than usual today, so I did a pretty big stack of singles at 315 (I think 10) and then five at 405.

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Sunday 9/19

EASY STRENGTH DAY

Back Squat

2x135
2x165
2x195
2x225
2x255
2x255
2x255
2x255

Monday 9/20

CONDITIONING

Pull-ups

10 x 3