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Change Returns Success


#1

New schedule. New program. New log.

Summer was far too ill disciplined. Too high expectations. Too much load on lower body.

Light bulb goes off... Time to work out like a light bulb...

Taking extended weekend off to think. New program Wednesday...


#2

so long as your new program is 5/3/1, that will be great!


#3

push you / pull me split...

left sneaks at home, so off to an ill disciplined start.

MP
5x5x155

Bench
3x10x195

Decline Bench
5x5x195

resisted crunch
3x5x200

a bad start is better then NO start...


#4

Double Day to get new pattern moving...

Squats
3x3x365

Dead Lift
3x3x405

Go pick up boy About 40 minutes until second round

Pullovers
3x10x60

Rows
5x5x105

Shrugs
5x3x285

Ez-bar Curls
5x90
4x5x70


#5

Peck Dec Thingy
5x10x100

pullovers
5x10x87

Arnolds
5x5x50

db Bench
5x10x50

db decline Bench
5x10x50

db Rows
5x5x80


Shrugs
5x10x80

ez-bar curls
5x10x67


#6

Yesterday: Campers in the Smith...

DL
5x5x405

Squats
5x3x376

Today:
Pullovers
5x10x87

Arnolds
5x5x50

Peck-Dec Thingy
5x10x100

db Bench
5x10x50

db decline Bench
5x10x50

db Rows
5x5x80

Shrugs
5x10x80

ez-bar curls
5x10x67


#7

Oh yeah, deads and squats on the same day. 5x5x405 is very good.


#8

Agreed. Strong numbers and conditioning.


#9

day of the dreads: double sessions!
The second squat/dead day of the week feels very hard! will for upper body session...

Shouldering the bar when your traps are ungodly sore... The stuff of life...

Squats
5x3x375

DL
5x3x405

Later:
MP
2x3x155
10x105

UP
3x10x65

Bench
3x195
3x5x155

Pulldowns
3x10x100

seated rows
3x3x200


#10

massive allergy attack. Lungs burn... Claratin, benendryll and primatene mist... Better decided to do singles to keep load off lungs.

Bench
5x105
345 miss
325 (tied old PR)
325

Decline Bench
345 PR!
325
325

Rows
155 miss
145 PR!
145

Pulldowns
180
190 PR!
190

seated rows
210 (stack plus PR!)
210
210


#11

Massive Allergy attack... Doc puts me on 3 steroids... AND I CAN'T LIFT....

Squats
5x285
5x285
465 PR! + 40... Added wrong...

DL
3x315
475 PR! + 10.

Time for Steaks and Beer...


#12

he says he can lift 'cause he's on allergy steroids and then posts a +40# squat PR and a +10# deadlift PR! I call bullshit!

nice job!

you sure about the kind of steroids the doc gave you?


#13

Thanks Soldog!
So glad to see you're keepin, keepin' on.

My boy (14) has joined the cult of the 5/3/1... Hope yours is well.

Been a week. Still can't breathe well, so very limited volume. A freaking week between lifts. So muscles rested/recovered... It's been a week last Saturday since exposure, 10 f'n days.

Prendnisone, Asmanex, Albuterol. Oh and a little primatene mist (epinephrine)... I think the only "productive" one is the Albuterol, well other then that breathing thing.

I figured any volume would have me on the floor. Tomorrow's test, volume, upper body (but spread out though out the day.

Been working on lower body all summer, last maxes were December. From now to Christmas, heavy upper body focus.


#14

pullovers
5x10x87

Peck Dec Thingy
5x10x100

Arnolds
5x5x40

db Bench
5x10x40

db Rows
3x10x80

db decline Bench
5x10x50

Shrugs
5x10x80

ez-bar curls
5x5x87


#15

Lungs recovering...
Yesterday:
Squat
5x285
3x425

DL
5x315
3x455


Today


pullovers
5x10x87

Peck Dec Thingy
5x10x100

Arnolds
5x5x40

db Bench
5x10x40

db Rows
3x10x80

db decline Bench
5x10x50


#16

Fell to 2nd page.. That means I've missed too many lifts!

Breathing is better. The preventative daily inhaled steroids screw up my digestive track. But breathing is nice. Might not be as out of shape as I think could be asthma... Certainly like the albuterol!

Squats
5x285
3x425

Deadlifts
5x315
3x455

Preacher bench ez-bar Curls
10x5x70


#17

Great work, Null. Congrats on the squat PR (sorry I am late with that).
Squats, bench and deads are looking great.


#18

trying front squats in attempt to not add to impinged right shoulder...

Front squats
5x3x195 (Dang, felt really heavy, dug into arms/delts...)

DL
5x315
3x455


#19

pullovers
5x10x87

ROWS
5x5x80

db decline Bench
1x10x50
Dang that hurt...


#20

pullovers
5x10x87

ROWS
5x5x80

Ez-Bar Curl Arm Blaster Yoke
3x5x87

Shrugs
5x10x80