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Light Squats and Mediocre Kung Fu

I didn’t notice the butt was too busy watching for the dip so I could call null and void :rofl::rofl::rofl:

Mate that was a solid press and I really wouldn’t worry about a little movement. We are only accountable to ourselves. Your pressing strength is really excellent sir and I don’t just mean for an old bloke or for someone of xx weight. It is just excellent full stop. Good work and can’t wait to see you hit 100.

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Thanks for the input, everyone. I am not really a form-nazi, so not sure why I am getting so worked up about it. Worst part is that I didn’t really enjoy my PR. I will just continue to go with what works and try not to overthink it too much.

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This is exactly what I am doing.

Pull day. Feeling pretty tired and beat up from the last couple of days, so this was just the basic minimum. No pretend machine PRs today.

  • Pull-Up

    • 5 reps
    • 6 reps
    • 7 reps
    • 8 reps
    • 10 reps
  • Isolateral Plate Loaded Row

    • 102 lb x 8 reps
    • 152 lb x 8 reps
    • 192 lb x 8 reps
    • 242 lb x 8 reps
    • 282 lb x 8 reps
    • 332 lb x 8 reps
    • 192 lb x 12 reps
  • Lat Pulldown

    • 75 lb x 8 reps
    • 90 lb x 8 reps
    • 105 lb x 8 reps
    • 120 lb x 8 reps
    • 135 lb x 8 reps
    • 150 lb x 8 reps
    • 165 lb x 8 reps
    • 180 lb x 8 reps
    • 105 lb x 10 reps
  • Upright Barbell Row

    • 9 kg x 10 reps
    • 9 kg x 10 reps
    • 9 kg x 10 reps
    • 9 kg x 10 reps
    • 9 kg x 10 reps
  • Dumbbell Bicep Curl

    • 9 kg x 10 reps
    • 9 kg x 10 reps
    • 9 kg x 10 reps
    • 9 kg x 10 reps
    • 9 kg x 10 reps

Still on the Gain Train for the time being. I mean, I am still eating like it in any case.

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Bewbs. No spotter, no heroics. Was going to set my topset to 140, but I still am too scared to do it without a spot. Good thing, too, because something went strange with 135 and I almost fucked it up. Like my left arm just kinda said ‘nah, no thx’. Felt like I misloaded that side. Oh well. Inclines were fine, putting most of my energy in the backoff sets.

  • Decline Barbell Bench Press

    • 60 kg x 5 reps
    • 70 kg x 5 reps
    • 85 kg x 5 reps
    • 100 kg x 3 reps
    • 112.5 kg x 3 reps
    • 125 kg x 1 reps
    • 135 kg x 1 reps
  • Barbell Incline Bench Press

    • 45 kg x 5 reps
    • 55 kg x 5 reps
    • 65 kg x 5 reps
    • 75 kg x 3 reps
    • 90 kg x 3 reps
    • 100 kg x 1 reps
    • 110 kg x 1 reps
    • 115 kg x 1 reps
    • 100 kg x 8 reps
    • 90 kg x 8 reps
    • 85 kg x 8 reps
  • Dips - Chest Version

    • 25 reps
    • 20 reps
    • 15 reps
    • 10 reps

Dips did the job of finishing my tits off for good.

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That’s a sweet push press!

I always would lock my knees out so hard and flex my glutes as hard as I could. Sometimes they’d cramp.

Still a hell of a push press Pr though.

Not sure if serious.

I was just giving you a hard time about it being a push press, but I was being very serious about how I press. Super rigid with everything flexed as hard as I can.

It’s seriously an impressive push press.

Grrr.

I can push press that weight for at least 10 reps.

But yeah, I am also pretty rigid on presses, except that I am deliberately using this shoulder dip technique on the very heavy singles.

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Squat Day today, but only 4 days since the last squat day and no rest (because I will be forced to take three days off next week, bleh). As a result, I am not really super recovered and will thus take it easy.

  • Barbell Squat

    • 60 kg x 5 reps
    • 80 kg x 4 reps
    • 100 kg x 3 reps
    • 120 kg x 2 reps
    • 130 kg x 1 reps
    • 140 kg x 1 reps
    • 150 kg x 1 reps
    • 160 kg x 1 reps
    • 100 kg x 25 reps (rep PR)
  • Ab Wheel (standing)

    • 10 reps
  • Machine Ab Crunch

    • 30 kg x 10 reps
    • 30 kg x 10 reps
  • Leg Press

    • 225 lb x 10 reps
    • 225 lb x 10 reps
    • 225 lb x 10 reps
  • Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine

    • 225 lb x 15 reps
    • 225 lb x 15 reps
    • 225 lb x 15 reps
  • Muscle-Up

    • 1 reps
    • 2 reps
    • 3 reps

A nice little widowmaker PR. I might be able to do a little more if in the right frame of mind, but I lack the psychotic fortitude of people like @SvenG

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Wow! Nice.

Hm; best I’ve done is 210x20 (95 kg), so you’re already pushing the bounds of psychosis here, mate.

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Off day yesterday. Shoulders today. Feeling tired, but didn’t seem to impact performance much. Made sure to keep my knees locked a bit better on the topset during the little hip-thrust. The rep was still relatively easy, so I think I can stop worrying about the little form issues. I don’t have good technique on literally anything anyway, so no point losing sleep over it.

On the other hand, hit a couple of rep PRs on the backoffs. Feels like I can probably do more with 80 kilo if I focus on it, which I might…I feel my repping strength needs to be a little better. 60 x 20 is a milestone I have wanted to complete for a few years now, so I am glad to mark it off the list. I cannot express how much 20 reps at that weight absolutely sucks. Worse than a squat widomaker.

  • Standing Barbell Shoulder Press (OHP)

    • 35 kg x 5 reps
    • 45 kg x 5 reps
    • 55 kg x 5 reps
    • 62.5 kg x 3 reps
    • 72.5 kg x 3 reps
    • 80 kg x 1 reps
    • 90 kg x 1 reps
    • 80 kg x 6 reps
    • 60 kg x 20 reps
  • Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press

    • 18 kg x 8 reps
    • 20 kg x 8 reps
    • 22.5 kg x 8 reps
    • 25 kg x 8 reps
    • 27 kg x 8 reps
    • 29.5 kg x 8 reps
    • 32 kg x 8 reps
    • 18 kg x 12 reps
  • Standing Dumbbell Upright Row

    • 13.5 kg x 10 reps
    • 13.5 kg x 10 reps
    • 13.5 kg x 10 reps
    • 13.5 kg x 10 reps
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Unreal!

I think I might actually believe you…

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Well, at least I think it is worse. They both suck, but in totally different ways

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