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Another Day of Lifting

2020-09-9
Mesocycle 1 Microcycle 3 Day 4

Wide neutral Grip Pullups
BW+15 3x8

Push Press
150 3x8

Deadlift
365 3x8

Skull Crushers
95 3x8

Tweaked something in the left shoulder on PPs.Made the skull crushers not fun.
Deadlifts so hard. Low back is over cooked. Maybe need to program them differently from other movements.
Glad it’s the last day of 8’s and deload is next.

I think I ought to go for more sets before raising weight on the arm exercises.

First fully-completed 8’s meso ever.

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Congrats!

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Good going on the pullups

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2020-09-12

Deload Microcycle
OHP
165 2x2

SSB Squat
325 2x2

Sandbag Over Bar(50")
150 3x4

Low volume, high(ish) intensity.

None too hard, but the lifts were strangely uncertain. It was as if the basic strength was there, but the body couldn’t harness it all right then. As it was, I could have done solid triples. I’m good for much more.

Sandbag was super fun. I’m going to walk the sucker back and forth across the courtyard this week sometime.

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Ordered the 200lb sandbag. 150 over bar was too easy.

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Was planning to do push press and DL doubles today, but I’m going to leave it for tomorrow.

Curious how much DL will be.

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Intense code-monkey day at work, pushing training off another day.

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2020-09-16
Deload microcycle day 2

Clean and Push Press
185 2x2

Deadlift (straps)
425 2x2

That’s all. Warmups, of course.

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2020-09-17
Deload Microcycle day 3

Neutral Close Grip Pullups
BW + 65 2x4

EZ Bar Curls
105 2x4

Was going to do only +50 on the pullups, but that felt like a warmup so bumped it up.

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Pullups w/65#. Nice

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2020-9-18
Deload Microcycle Day 3

One-Arm Barbell press
85 2x2

Close Stance High Bar Squat
305 2x2

Barbell Row
225x4
215x4

Feeling good. Looking forward to the next meso.
Will do a sandbag carry for the last deload day.

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