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Old 02-12-2017, 09:27 PM   #151
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

2/12

Had to work all day yesterday and no time to lift. Went today but did not bring phone so no vids

FS
WU
2x5x200
1x4fx200

Again a grip failure rather than a leg one. Although these are challenging for legs.

Bench
3x5x195

Very grindy

Deadlift
WU
1x4fx355

Surprised to miss this one first couple felt good. I think I was mostly just tired.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:40 AM   #152
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

2/15

Didn't go yesterday as I was doing Valentines Day stuff with the ladyfriend. Didn't sleep very well and felt tired all day today

Squat
WU
3x5x305

WS1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT5NUJmbwTA
WS2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y4ku8vfg04
WS3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOvBR737Buk

Did not die. First set looked a little high, even after accounting for rear oblique always making it look bad. Filmed from the side for next two and tried to go a hair lower. I think it's right on the line on average, some are a tad high and some a little low. With more sleep I think I'd do a little better so I'm not stressing it too much but'd be interested in others opinion.

Press
WU
3x5x117.5

WS1: Did not film
WS2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymr7wZ8Aajw
WS3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhShDWo4I84

Pleasantly surprised to get these. Tried slightly closer grip and focus on big bounce and keeping elbows tucked. Still plan to start TM for press/bench next week.

Chins
5

Gym was about to close I had to split up squats from other stuff due to having an early evening commitment. Not a big deal in and of itself but my back is definitely a little underdeveloped from back stuff always being last and being tired when I get to it.

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Old 02-18-2017, 01:33 AM   #153
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

2/17

Sleep has been good. Foods been alright. RL stress has sadly been higher than I'd like but not much I can do about that atm.

Squats
WU
1x5x310
1x4fx310

WS1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOFJdKJYHXo
WS2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_2bjbSYNyQ

Did not die. Second set looked a little high, first may well have been too. It's been creeping up as the weight gets heavier. Something to look out for. Still I was at one point in warmups contemplating just quiting and questioning why I even care about squatting so I was glad I tried.

Bench
5x5x172.5

90% of previous working weight 195-1 one increment. (1.25lbs). So I'll do 195 again on ID abd move up from there. This is the advice I got on transition to TM so it's what I'm doing.

Chins 3x6@bw

Benefit of eating less is that chins are now longer regressing.

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Old 02-19-2017, 11:22 PM   #154
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

Feeling out of sorts this weekend. Workout suffered as a result

FS
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1x4fx200

WS1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwX3Ak1aPMI

Grip failure not leg, but still frustrating. Didn't feel like doing any front squats after this one.

OHP
WU
3x5x95
Recovery day per TM, went fine

DL
WU
1x3fx355

WS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSD1kRkqAYk

This was more frustrating than the front squat failure. It's one fewer rep than last time and felt heavy throughout warmups. Definitely could be eating more but surprising it makes that much of a difference. Oh well.
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:54 AM   #155
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

2/21

Squat
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3x5x310

WS1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtVnYRSt6Kg
WS2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCYiv8Uu56w
WS3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4PbuWV6kUY

Looked good felt good

Bench
WU
1x5x195

WS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4PbuWV6kUY

PC
5x3x135

WS1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoK8oSR9kFI
WS2-4: Not filmed for battery reasons
WS5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-drgBF3NCgQ

Felt pretty easy. Torn between wanting to bring up the weight quick to aid my lagging deadlift vs trying to take it easy so i dont hurt wrist
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:10 PM   #156
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

That catch position looks worrisome. Have you tried using a wider grip? That helped me a lot.
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:29 PM   #157
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

You really need to catch the bar on your shoulders not in your arms/hands.

But also your power cleans are not gonna do **** to help your dls. If you want to do them for other reasons, great, but something like bb rows would be >>> as a dl accessory.
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:54 PM   #158
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

Yeah, it's a little hard to tell with the light right there but it does look like you're catching it on the fingers and you don't want to be feeling it in the wrists. Wider grip can help, as can racking front squats the same way for familiarity (this was probably the most helpful for me). Two other things are to concentrate on rotating your arms open after the pull right before elbows up (and you can help by rotating the other way at the bottom), and bending your knees a bit more at the rack--like catching the weight with your legs instead of arms. It's still a "power" clean until you crack 90 degrees with your knees (I think).
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:32 AM   #159
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

Ok thanks dudes i will definitely try to work on wider grip and better catch.

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But also your power cleans are not gonna do **** to help your dls. If you want to do them for other reasons, great, but something like bb rows would be >>> as a dl accessory.
This is interesting since it is sort of the opposite of the Rip/SS view. Definitely something I'll want to read up more on. I do want to be competent at PC's but I want to get my DL up more so depending on what I decide reintroducing PC's into my programming may be postponed.

Anyway

2/24
Squat
WU
1x4fx315
2x5x275

WS1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ8LBx61t7k

Thought today was to be the day but it wasn't meant to be. Hopefully I can get it on Tuesday. Someone on the SS forums said that any healthy young male should be able to hit 315x5 within 6 months unless he's a pussy. And while I realize it's silly it keeps sticking in my mind. I started 9/1 so I need to get this soon lest some rando who doesn't know me think I am a pussy.

OHP
WU
5x5x102.5

Pretty easy

Chins
6@bw 4x5@bw

Doing five sets of chins to try and get more back work in
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:30 AM   #160
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

Damn I must be a huge ***** pussy
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:43 AM   #161
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Like I said it's silly, I don't know why it's stuck in my head. It's as much one of those 'hate' motivation things for me more than anything else.

FWIW if you can get 4x300 HBBS I'm pretty sure you could get 5x315 low bar
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:33 AM   #162
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

Lol I started 9/1 too (+-) and I'm at 3x5x215

Granted I took a month off and have some mobility issues, but still
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:04 AM   #163
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

Another Huge pussy checking in. But in 8 months or so I went from 155 to 165. I'm pretty sure by rip's model I should be about 240 by now. OP, you been drinking your milk?
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:04 PM   #164
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I drink maybe a gallon a week, so by the SS standards no.

2/26

Front Squat
WU
1x5x200
2x5x205

WS1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r1tVMjcZCU
WS2: Camera Malfunction
WS3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ9tLgS-NgM

Tried to clean grip but to no avail. Decided after first set I'd try moving up in weight since this has been stuck due to grip issues. Depth is either a hair high or just right.

Bench
WU
3x5x155

Light day is light. Nice to have a break though between front squats and DL's


Dl
WU
1x5x355

WS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBUONKrSnVM

Glad to get the reps. Struggling with grip even with mixed grip.

Pursuant to the previous discussion of PC's as a deadlift accessory. I've decided I'm going to do both RDL's and PC's on that day. If that becomes too much to recover from we'll go from there. Chose RDL's because they mirror the deadlift motion and will hopefully help me with eccentric portion
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:14 AM   #165
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

02/28

Squat
WU
3x5x315

WS1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gPrsEceew (rear view)
WS2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyD88AANkHo (side view)
WS3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW3XhHzwI5I (rear 45 view)

Felt good. Depth looks like it's spot on from the side, wouldn't mind being a half-inch lower.

OHP
WU
1x5x117.5

Feels like I should do more work on the ID. Maybe some back off sets. Or maybe I should just wait til stuff gets harder

Chins:
5,5,4

Platform was taken and WIM was low
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Old 03-02-2017, 01:45 PM   #166
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

back when this forum was still full of rip slappies a few people ran Texas method. The consensus was that it was great for squat and ok for dl but upper body actually regressed bc not enough volume
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Old 03-02-2017, 06:56 PM   #167
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Sounds like an excellent way to continue my transformation into a centaur, full speed ahead. Also I'm not too worried about upper body regressing given I'm pretty weak there already
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:18 PM   #168
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all the more reason to up the volume then
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:01 PM   #169
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3x5x315
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:06 PM   #170
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3x5x315 is a legit impressive milestone
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:57 PM   #171
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Thanks dudes. Current plan is to add two sets of backoff sets on ID at Monday's weight (90% roughly). We'll see if that's enough volume and go from there. I'd rather start too low and titrate up then overshoot from the get go
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Old 03-03-2017, 04:22 PM   #172
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Then i'd add in a third and then a fourth bench day
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Old 03-04-2017, 02:23 AM   #173
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

Obviously that goes without saying.

3/3

Been getting over a cold. Felt crappy today but went anyway. I think I was less effected by the cold itself and more by not eating much the last couple days. Had a lot of DOMS in my quads and glutes before I started. Also camera was super low battery so no film.

Squat
WU
5x5x280

Bleh. Harder than I thought they'd be. I did the first 3 sets beltless but then decided not to do that

Bench
WU
5x5x175

Got hamstring cramps on 4 of my sets. I think that's a good sign?

PC
WU to 3x115

These felt really ****ty and I decided to try them again when I didnt feel sick. Maybe because of their explosive nature they were more effected by the cold?

BB rows
3x8x115

Tried to minimize body english. Just trying to get some direct back work in since i think that's a weak area
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:42 AM   #174
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Re: So it begins .... UDC does SS

3/5

First TM light day

FS
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3x5x185 (90% of 205 5rm)

I loathe front squats for some reason. Maybe that'll change as I do them more

OHP
WU
3x5x95 (80%117.5)

Easy peasy

Attempt at GHRs
I think I'm too tall for the GHR bench thingy we have. Also it doesn't have a real toe pad you put your feet on the wall. Felt weird, didn't really do any. Maybe I'll just do back extensions. Bleh.

Chin-ups
6,5,5,5,5 @bw
bleh
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GHRs are worth persevering with imo
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