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InTheCity's 8 Month Til Graduation Log


#1

So my goals are pretty straightforward... My main goals are to be pressing the heaviest weights in my uni gym (50KGs) for reps, deadlifting 8 plates (180KGs) and squatting 6 plates (140KGs) before I graduate in eight months time (May 2012).

Short term goals by Christmas 2011:

Deadlift 160KGx1 (current PR is 150x1)
Flat DB Press 46KGx8 (current PR is 42x5)
Squat 110KGx5 (current PR is 95x4)
OHP 60x5 (current PR is 55x5)

Training philosphy for my main lifts is.... For Deadlift I'll be following the 5/3/1 for powerlifters and for squatting the original 5/3/1 format. For Flat DB Press I'll be using 5x5 ramping the weight to 2 working sets.

Alongside all this I'll be working my ass off in the library working towards a upper second class honours in computer science (2:1) and eating everything in sight to get past the 200lb mark.

I'm 20, 6foot3, 188lbs and been hitting the gym infrequently for 2/3 years now. Its time to step up my game.

Here goes...


#2

Chest Day

Flat DB Press
20x6
26x6
34x6
40x5
42x8(8th spotted) PR

Incline DB Press
34x8
38x10(9th and 10th spotted) PR
26x12

Dips
BW x6
BW x8
BW x8

Pretty chuffed that I got two PRs must be doing something right. Also started my first cycle of creatine today so we'll see how that goes.

Looking forward to deadlifts wednesday and trying out 5/3/1 style of training for the first time


#3

Forgot that is was one of my best mates 21st Birthday Tuesday so ending up going out and was hungover all day yesterday. Not a good start. However got in the gym early this morning for Deadlifts

Deadlift (5/3/1 Reloaded Cycle 1 Week 1)
60x5
90x5
105x3
120x3
135x3 PR for 3 Reps
140x1
150x1

Everything felt super heavy today probably because of my lack of food yesterday. Still got all the required reps though

Pure Strength Row
50x8
70x8
85x10 PR

Squats
40x5
60x5
80x8

Only started doing squats two months ago because I'm an idiot so trying to get as much time as possible "under the bar"

DB Curls

12x10
14x8
16x8
18x5