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#82

4/2/2018

Squats 3 x 5 @ 205 lbs
Bench press 3 x 5 @ 155
Power clean 3 x 5 @ 105


#83

4/4/2018

Squats 3 x 5 @ 210 lbs
Press 3 x 5 @ 110.5
Deadlift 1 x 5 @ 225
Chin ups 3 x 5 @ 17.5 lbs

I weighed in at 175.6 lbs this morning. 10.6 lbs gained since December.


#84

Woo hoo! 2 plates!!!


#85

4/6/2018

Squat 3 x 5 @ 215 lbs
Bench press 3 x 5 @ 157.5
Power clean 3 x 5 @ 107.5


#86

4/9/2018

Squat 3 x 5 @ 217.5 lbs
Press 3 x 5 @ 112.5
Deadlift 1 x 5 @ 235 (went up 10 lbs by mistake instead of 5)
Chin ups 2 x 5, 1 x 4 @ 17.5 (kicked my legs hard to get up on the fifth one)


#87

4/11/2018

Had to take the day off from the gym. Comprehensive exams for school. I think I passed, though.


#88

4/13/2018

Squats 3 x 5 @ 220
Press 3 x 5 @ 115
Deadlift 1 x 5 @ 240
Chin ups 3 x 5 @ 20


#89

4/16/2018

Squats 3 x 5 @ 222.5 lbs
Bench press 3 x 5 @ 160 lbs
Power clean 3 x 3 @ 110 lbs


#90

4/18/2018

Squats 3 x 5 @ 225
Press 3 x 5 @ 117.5
Deadlift 1 x 5 @ 245
Chinup 1 x 5 @ 20, 1 x 5 @ 20 with help, 1 x 5 @ body weight


#91

4/20/2018

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#92

4/25/2018

Squats 3x5 @ 227.5
Bench press 3x5 @ 162.5
Power clean 3x5 @ 112.5


#93

4/27/2018

Squats 3 x 5 @ 230 lbs
Press 1 x 2 @ 120, 1 x 5 @ 95, 1 x 5 @ 115
Deadlift 1 x 5 @ 250
Chin ups 3 x 5 @ 20 lbs


#94

4/30/2018

Squats 3 x 5 @ 232.5
Bench press 3 x 5 @ 165
Power clean 3 x 3 @115


#95

5/2/2018

Squats 3 x 5 @ 235 lbs
Press 2 x 4, 1 x 5 @ 120
Deadlift 1 x 5 @ 255
Chin ups 3 x 5 @ 20


#96

5/4/2018

Squats 3 x 5 @ 237.5
Bench press 3 x 5 @ 167.5
Power clean 5 x 3 @ 117.5


#97

5/7/2018

Squats 3 x 5 @ 240 lbs
Press 3 x 5 @ 120 lbs
Deadlift 1 x 5 @ 260
Chin ups 3 x 5 @ 20


#98

5/9/2018

Squats 3 x 5 @ 242.5 lbs
Bench press 3 x 5 @ 170
Power clean 3 x 5 @ 120


#99

First off: great gains with those deadlift and squat numbers. You’re putting up some really solid lifts these days. I mean, lol with deadlift and squat you’ve nearly put 200 more pounds on your bar since December. Stoked that you’re still around. Keep it up!

One thing I wonder though, when you first started seemed like you were doing more conditioning and accessory exercises. Have those stopped or do you just only log your major lifts? If they’ve stopped, I would encourage you to pick it back up if you can. I’ve found that the muscle that is gonna help you out the most is your heart: I mean, it delivers the oxygen to your muscles to allow contractions to take place.

That is my only question/critique. Otherwise you’re making mad gains, and more importantly you’ve stayed super consistent!!


#100

That doesn’t work with the plan we are using. We are following Starting Strength.


#101

Thanks! I appreciate it.
My buddy and I have dropped the accessory exercises to focus on barbell lifts, according to a program called Starting Strength.