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  1. blindbodybuilder

    blindbodybuilder Well-Known Member

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    Thursday, 10/05/18

    week 1
    chest shoulders triceps

    db flat bench press
    35kg, 3 x 8

    db incline bench press
    27.5kg, 10, 7, 6

    seated lateral raise
    10kg, 2 x 15

    post delt raise
    6kg, 2 x 15

    skullcrusher hammer bar
    27.5kg, 10, 9, 8

    tricep pushdown blue band
    3 x 15

    couple extra reps on bench so things are moving in the right direction.

    day 67 mk, probably only going for another week or so.
     
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  3. Eidolon

    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    Great news on the squats :)

    I also had knee pain on hacks because I tried to stop at parallel. Going down deeper worked a lot better, but I still don't go heavy on them.
     
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    Yeah I'm pretty happy, smith machine is ok but rather free squat anyday.

    I am going to drop hacks entirely and just do some extra sets of bb squat at a lighter weight after my heavy sets and hopefully my knees will improve.
     
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    Saturday, 12/05/18
    week 1
    deadlift day

    deadlift
    145kg, 5, 5, 5, 3, 3

    bb row pronated
    35kg, 3 x 12

    happy with the increase and was moving quite quickly for the first couple of sets, started to slow down after that so only did 3 for the last two sets.

    only some light rows for assistance, thinking it might be better to do a less is more approach.

    if I do 5 x5 deads i'll pretty much leave it at that and will start to alternate with some dynamic work every other week and do extra assistance work on the dynamic day.
     
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    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    That's pretty spectacular deds Fred :cool:
     
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    blindbodybuilder Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man....ha ha.

    What do you reckon about alternating between 5 x 5 and a dynamic effort day for my deadlift day?

    Or do you think I should just stick with straight 5 x5 for a while?

    I am just wondering if constantly doing heavy deads may be a bit to much, considering I am a natty lifter, @Venkman your opinion would be greatly appreciated here also man.
     
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    I like 5x5 - it's simple and works well for me. It prevents you from going too heavy, otherwise you'll end up falling short in the last few sets. Granted, I'm a novice lifter so any program will probably deliver results :)
     
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    Sunday, 13/05/18
    week 1
    chest shoulders triceps

    db flat bench press
    30kg, 3 x 10

    db incline bench press
    22.5kg, 3 x 12

    seated lateral raise
    10kg, 2 x 15

    post delt raise
    6kg, 2 x 15

    tricep dip blue band pushdown superset
    20, 20, 15
     
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    I'd stick with 5x5 for a while if I were you man. Roughly what % are you working at for 5x5? If you feel it's too much I think you'd do better to drop the % at some point in some way. Either
    1) Do one 5x5 at the % you're doing now then drop 10-15% off for the next week and repeat
    2) Do 3 weeks and a deload (or a dynamic day if it tickles your fancy).
    3) Do a % based wave over a few weeks

    There's a number of ways you could do it. Just depends how beat up you're getting from the current 5x5 %.
     
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    Thanks heaps blokes.

    I haven't done a 1rm but I would estimate I am working at about 85% at the moment.

    Think I will keep things simple and go with option 2 which is basicly what I am doing now, deloading every 4th week seems to be working.

    I have just been feeling a bit stiff and sore lately but it probably has more to do with getting old than over training.
     
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    Tuesday, 15/05/18
    week 2

    legs posterior chain core

    bb squat
    100kg, 5 x 5
    80kg, 2 x 7

    45 back ext
    20kg + blue band, 2 x 10

    ghr
    25kg, 2 x 15

    lat pulldown, wide grip, pronated
    50kg, 12, 12, 10

    standing cable abs
    45kg, 13, 12

    feels so good to be free squatting rather than using the smith machine 5 x 5 felt strong today will go a little heavier next week.

    should get a good carry over to my dead lift from the free squat can really feel my posterior chain gets so much more of a workout and just all round systemic strength, now I am remembering how much I love bb squats.
     
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    Thursday, 17/05/18
    week 2

    chest shoulders triceps

    db flat bench press
    37.5kg, 4
    35kg, 8, 5

    db incline bench press
    27.5kg, 10, 10, 9

    seated lateral raise
    10kg, 2 x 15

    post delt raise
    6kg, 2 x 20

    skullcrusher hammer bar
    30kg, 2 x 7
    20kg, 2 x 12

    bit of a mixed bag this workout.
    went for a set at 37.5 on flat bench which is the heaviest I've gone since starting training this time, was ok with 4 reps, then dropped back to 35, felt pretty decent the first set of 8 but I died in the ass after that.

    incline bench went pretty well got more reps than I have before.

    went heavier than I have previously on skullcrushers and felt good, did two sets heavy then two lighter and went for the pump.


    mostly a good workout but a bit disappointing on flat bench.
     
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    Saturday, 19/05/18

    week 2
    deadlift day

    deadlift
    145kg, 5, 5, 5, 5, 3
    bb row supinated
    70kg, 2 x 8

    rdl
    70kg, 1 x 10

    bb shrug
    80kg, 2 x 10

    good workout deads moved quite a bit better than last week.


    throwing in some shrugs, could have gone heavier but haven't done them for ages so just got a feel for them.

    day 76 mk, nearly finished this run definitely feel I got results, they were pretty full on for the first couple of weeks but seem to have become less noticeable.

    Will be interesting to see how I feel when I stop which will be in about a week.
     
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    Sunday, 20/05/18

    week 2
    chest shoulders triceps

    db flat bench press
    27.5kg, 3 x 12

    db incline bench press
    22.5kg, 3 x 12

    seated lateral raise
    10kg, 2 x 16

    post delt raise
    6kg, 2 x 20

    skull crusher hammer bar
    20kg, 2 x 15

    tricep pushdown blue band
    2 x 20

    got given a couple of samples of GAT pmp stim free pw pump formula, used two at once and went for a big pump session this workout.

    higher reps lighter weight short rest could hardly move by the end of it, definitely got an excellent pump but you would want to after double dosing any half decent pump formula.
     

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