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Warm Up 130×5, 160×5, 195×3

Main 225×3, 260×3, 290x2x2

Boring But Big 160x5x10

Slingshot Bench 275x2x5, 275x1x3

Incline DB Bench 25x2x10, 30x1x10

Bodyweight 221.6

Blood Pressure 103/69

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(Video main sets: 280×5, 320×5, 365×5)

My leverages are all off due to weight loss so I don’t think I hit depth very often, but it feels good to be under the weight again)

Warm Ups 170×5, 215×5, 255×5

Main 280×5, 320×5, 365×5

Boring But Big 215x5x10

Dip Belt Calf Raise 70x5x20

Leg Extension 75x3x10

Bodyweight 220.6 lbs

Blood Pressure 106/74

#dailyselfie 22 Street Barbell Hat, NASA Powerlifting T-Shirt, Samsung Gear S3 Classic Smart Watch.

SaraSoft Five3One logger
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2018-04-25
Bench Press Warm up
5 x 130.0 lb
5 x 160.0 lb
3 x 195.0 lb

Bench Press Main
5 x 210.0 lb
5 x 245.0 lb
2 x 2 x 275.0 lb

Bench Press Boring but BIG sets
10 x 160.0 lb
10 x 160.0 lb
10 x 160.0 lb
10 x 160.0 lb
10 x 160.0 lb

Slingshot Bench
2 x 275.0 lb
4 x 225.0 lb
0 x 225.0 lb

Incline DB Bench
10 x 20.0 lb
10 x 25.0 lb
10 x 25.0 lb

Bodyweight 223 lbs

Blood Pressure 113/77

Triceps were destroyed today from OHP Monday…couldn’t complete all reps. Will change up next week and do BP on Monday and OHP on Wednesday. 3/5 stars.

Videos of top sets (SORRY, VIDEOS DIDN’T WORK!!!):

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Wendler log 531 app by SaraSoft

​https://www.instagram.com/p/BPO5S84gzAP/

Week: 1

Date: 7/25-29/16

Time: Various

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym
         
Training Partner: Nick Bennigsdorf

7/25/16

Working Sets:

Incline Bench Press - 195x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps, 0 rating

High Bar Squat - 300x2x3/fail, 10/10 reps, 0 rating

Barbell Bent Row - 130x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Crunches - Bodyweightx2x3/fail, 35/35 reps

Accessories: 

Seated DB Curl/DB Kickback Superset - 45/15x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Face Pulls - 55x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

7/26/16

Working Sets:

High Bar Squat - 300x5x3/fail, 12/12/10/10/10 reps, 0 rating

Stiff Legged Deadlift - 225x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps, 0 rating

DB Upright Row - 30x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Planks - Bodyweightx2x45sec

Accessories:

EZ Bar Reverse Curl/Leaning Skull Crusher Superset - 65/0x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Wrist Roller - 50x2

Calf Raises - 35x2x3/fail, 30/30 reps

7/27/16

Working Sets:

DB Flyes - 20x5x3/fail, 12/12/12/12/12 reps, +1 rating

Barbell Bent Rows - 130x2x3/fail, 12/12reps, 0 rating

DB Upright Row - 30x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Accessories:

Incline DB Curl/Incline DB Face Crusher - 25/25x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Face Pulls - 60x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

7/28/16 - My 31st Birthday!!!

Working Sets:

Stiff Legged Deadlift - 225x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps, 0 rating

Lying Leg Curl- 70x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps +1 rating

DB Lateral Raise- 25x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Crunches - Bodyweightx2x3/fail, 35/35

Accessories:

Seated Barbell Curl/DB Kickbacks Superset - 45/15x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Bar Wrist Curl/Ext - 65x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Calf Raises - 35x3x3/fail, 30/30/30 reps

7/29/16

Working Sets:

Front Squat - 210x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps, 0 rating

Incline Bench Press - 175x2x6, +1 rating

Straight Arm Lat Pulldown - 70x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

DB Lateral Raise - 25x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Accessories:

EZ Bar Reverse Curl/Leaning Skull Crusher - 65/0x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Face Pulls - 55x2x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Daily "Selfie" - None


This was the first week of my 2nd run through of the Renaissance Periodization Hypertrophy program.  It was actually quite a difficult first week after having such a "nice" deload week.  The weights just seemed really heavy for some reason.

No Video of this week...sorry.

DELOAD WEEK!

Week: 5

Date: 7/18-22/16

Time: Various

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym
         
Training Partner: Nick Bennigsdorf

7/18/16

Working Sets:

Wide Grip Bench Press - 195x2x6

Front Squat - 200x1x4, 200x1x3

Underhand EZ Bar Row - 125x2x6

Crunches - Bodyweightx2x10

Accessories: 

Hammer Curl/Tricep Ext. Superset - 20/35x3x6

Calf Raises - 25x2x10

Barbell Wrist Curl/Ext. - 45x3x6

7/19/16

Working Sets:

Front Squat - 200x2x4

Block Pull - 365x1x3, 365x1x4

Dumbbell Lateral Raise - 20x2x6

Planks - Bodyweightx2x15sec

Accessories:

Preacher Curl/French Press Superset - 20/40x3x6

Shrugs w/Straps - 135x3x6

7/20/16

Working Sets:

Overhead Press - 75x2x4

Underhand EZ Bar Rows - 65x2x6

Dumbbell Lateral Raise - 20x2x6

Figure 4 Crunches - Bodyweightx2x10

Accessories:

EZ Curl/OH Pulley Ext Superset - 40/35x3x6

Wrist Roller - 35x3

Calf Raises - 25x2x10

7/21/16

Working Sets:

Block Pull - 185x1x4, 185x1x3

Low Bar Good Morning - 45x2x6

Barbell Upright Row - 45x2x6

Crunches - Bodyweightx2x10

Accessories:

Hammer Curl/Tricep Ext. Superset - 20/35x3x6

Shrugs w/Straps - 135x3x6

7/22/16

Working Sets:

High Bar Squat - 180x2x3

Wide Grip Bench Press - 90x2x6

One Arm Dumbbell Row - 40x2x6

Barbell Upright Row - 45x2x6

Planks - Bodyweightx2x15sec

Accessories:

Preacher Curl/French Press Superset - 20/40x3x6

Wrist Roller - 45x3

Calf Raises - 25x2x10

Daily "Selfie" - None


This was my first Deload Week during the new Renaissance Periodization Hypertrophy program.  It was also the first Deload Week that I actually wanted to come.  Volume was getting high and I was actually looking forward to a deload.  I actually felt that the deload would help me and I didn't get super antsy the first few days.
Week: 4

Date: Sunday 7/17/16

Time: -

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym
         
Training Partner: -

Working Sets:

High Bar Squat – 390x3x2/fail, 6/6 reps, -1 rating

Wide Grip Bench Press- 195x2x6, 6/6, +1 rating

One Arm Dumbbell Row - 85x3x1/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Barbell Upright Row - 100x3x1/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Accessories:

Preacher Curl/French Press superset – 40/80x3x3/fail, 10/8/8 reps

Daily "Selfie" - No


No Video Again...
Week: 4

Date:Friday 7/15/16

Time: -

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym
         
Training Partner: -

Working Sets:

Block Pull – 400x3x1/fail, 8/8/8 reps, 0 rating

Low Bar Good Morning - 100x2x1/fail, 12/12 reps, 0 rating

Barbell Upright Row - 100x3x1/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Crunches - Bodyweightx2x1/fail, 34/34

Accessories:

Hammer Curl/Tricep Ext. superset – 40/70x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Daily "Selfie" - None

My video editing software wasn't working so there will be no videos for a couple weeks...Sorry.
Week: 4

Date: Thursday 7/14/16

Time: 3:15 pm

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym
         
Training Partner: None

Working Sets:

Overhead Press – 220x2x1/fail, 10/10 reps, 0 rating

Underhand EZ Bar Row - 400x2x1/fail, 8/8 reps, 0 rating

DB Lateral Raise - 2-x3x1/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Figure 4 Crunches - Bodyweightx2x1/fail, 45/45 sec

Accessories:

EZ Bar Curl/Tricep Ext. superset – 80/70x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Wrist Roller - 55x3

Daily "Selfie" - 

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This is my 'Merica Tank Top.  You can also see my Strong(er) Lever belt, SBD Elbow Sleeves, and my Icon Ag and Turf hat.

I love Overhead Press day! The only thing I don't like is that the program keeps adding more and more sets and it takes me so much longer to get through a workout.  I am looking forward to OHPing more and more weight.  I would love to be able to push press 315 within the next year.


Video Coming Soon!!!
Week: 4

Date: Wednesday 7/13/16

Time: 10:45 am

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym
         
Training Partner: None

Working Sets:

Front Squat – 220x2x1/fail, 10/10 reps, 0 rating

Block Pull - 400x2x1/fail, 8/8 reps, 0 rating

DB Lateral Raise - 2-x3x1/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Planks - Bodyweightx2x1/fail, 45/45 sec

Accessories:

Preacher Curl/French Press superset – 40x80x3x3/fail, 10/10/10 reps

Shrugs w/Straps - 255x3x3/fail - 12/12/12

Daily "Selfie" - 

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This is one of my Jesup Gym T-shirts I got while I was on my #liftingtour on vacation.  Jesup Gym in Jesup, IA only costs $1.00 to enter for the day.  I was able to workout here after purchasing some new equipment for Heavy Hammer Gym at the Jesup Gym Equipment store next door. Very friendly staff.  Basically a mom and pop store that has been in business for a little over 32 years. I will write more about them later.

Today's Front Squats weren't awful, but I could only do 10 reps with this weight. (thats ok as long as I am in the 6-10 rep range) Block Pulls felt good as well, even though I only got 8 there.  I feel like my deadlift setup is finally clicking.  Hopefully I can translate this to pulling from the floor in my next strength cycle.


Video Coming Soon!!!