Benchmonkey Ready to Fail Again

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    I used to have mildly (but probably not really) decent lifts for a decent bodyweight but a back injury followed by grad school and work (and other excuses that I'm trying to think up) delayed me from lifting. Haven't lifted consistently in 4 years or more.

    I find it is easier to track my progress if I keep a log on here so this is for me and not all of you f***s. Love you though.

    Age = 30
    Height = 5'9''
    Weight = 207lbs

    Current Maxes:
    Front Squat = 235lbs (11/9/17)
    Back Squat = 235lbs (11/18/17)
    Deadlift = 265lbs (11/12/17)
    Bench = 205lbs (11/7/17)
    Push Press = 155lbs (11/9/17)

    Goals:
    Squat > 300lbs
    Deadlift > 400lbs
    Strengthen posterior chain
    Better form on all lifts
    Distance my other lifts from my bench
    Not be so fat and gross


    Current Routine:
    Will be running SL 5x5 for 12 weeks starting 11/20/17

    *Any tips/advice/criticism along the way would be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    11/14/17:

    PP:
    Barx10
    95x5
    105x5
    115x6

    Chins:
    BWx3
    BWx3
    BWx3
    BWx3

    BB BOR:
    95x10
    95x10
    95x10
     
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    11/15/17:

    Full Clean:
    95x3
    95x3
    95x3
    95x3
    95x3

    Deadlift:
    155x5
    185x5
    205x7

    KB RDLs:
    35's x 12
    35's x 12

    Notes: My endurance is shit. Deadlifts felt easy strength-wise, but my endurance was nearly burned out by the 3rd set of cleans.
     
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    11/17/17:

    Bench:
    Barx20
    120x5
    140x5
    165x6

    Pull-Ups:
    BW x3
    BW+13lbs band x6
    BW+18lbs band x5
    BW+18lbs band x4

    BB Row:
    95 x12
    95x12

    Notes: Messed around using band for pull-ups. It worked well so I will do that in the future to get higher reps for now. Endurance still shit.
     
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    11/18/17:

    I have only been front squatting for a while, but want to work on back squats more. Today I checked the upper limit of my back squat. Didn't push it overly hard though. Just needed a number for the 5/3/1.

    Back Squat:
    Bar x10
    95 x5
    115 x5
    150 x5
    185 x3
    210 x2
    235 x1
     
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    11/22/17:

    Back Squat:
    Barx5
    Barx5
    75x5
    115x5
    115x5
    115x5
    115x5
    115x5

    Bench:
    Barx5
    Barx5
    95x5
    95x5
    95x5
    95x5
    95x5

    BB Row:
    65x5
    65x5
    65x5
    65x5
    65x5

    Notes: Day 1 of SL 5x5. All weights were very easy strength-wise, but my endurance is garbage. I'm glad the program starts so light so I can build up endurance before it gets too heavy.
     
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    11/24/17:

    Back Squat:
    Barx5
    Barx5
    75x5
    110x5
    110x5
    110x5
    110x5
    110x5

    OHP:
    65x5
    65x5
    65x5
    65x5
    65x5

    Deadlift:
    135x7 (forgot I was only doing 5 as I was going)

    Notes: Still easy weight. Endurance problems, especially in low back during last squat sets.
     
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