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#681

10/16/18

God is a Beast - Modified Leader - C1/W5/D1

Warmup:
10 minute walk to gym

Back squat:
45x10
115x5
135x5
165x5
185x5
205x5
185x5
205x5
225x3

Press:
45x10
65x5
85x10x5

Lat pulldowns: (various grips)
"115"x5x10

Decided to try a full grip on press today. I think it went well. Puts a little more pressure on my wrists, so might not use it for volume work, but felt much stronger being able to squeeze the bar so much harder. First 4 sets were dead-stop off the upper chest, but had to do touch-n-go for the remaining 6.

So, tried out the pneumatic machine for lat pulldown today. Spent about 30s on it then said nah. There was no lap bar, but it didn’t seem like adding resistance was actually making the movement any harder anyway. Went over to the regular stack machine.

Also, should note that each day I’ve worked out at the college gym I’ve walked about a mile back to my hotel.

Edit: Also it’s C’s opening night and I’m real happy about that.


#682

10/17/18

God is a Beast - Modified Leader - C1/W5/D2

Pullups:
12 overhand
10 wide neutral
10 underhand
8 close neutral

Seated DB press:
25x12
30x10
35x8
40x9

Chest supported DB row:
40x12
45x10
50x10

Low incline DB bench:
40x10
45x8
50x5

Cable crunch:
"62x5"x3x10

Inflatable ball crunch:
3x20


#683

10/18/18

God is a Beast - C1/W5/D3

Warmup:
10 minute walk

Deadlift:
45x10
135x5
185x5
225x5
255x5
285x5
255x5
285x5
315x3

Bench:
45x10
95x5
115x5
135x10x5

T-bar row: (plates)
1x10
1.5x10
2x10
2.5x6 (dropset)
2x7
1.5x9
1x12

Used a press width grip and pauses on all the bench reps. Usually I go a little wider but wanted to try something new.

Speaking of new, first time using one of those t-bar handles that slips over the collar, they come out like a pair of handle bars. Definitely prefer the v-handle, but didn’t necessarily hate using this.