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  1. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Saturday, May 13th

    Power Snatches

    40x5
    50x3
    60x3
    70x3
    75x3 x6

    Squats
    60x10
    80x10
    100x10


    5th snatch triple at 75. The bar still escapes forward, but at least the shoulders are feeling fine with these.
     
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  2. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Monday, May 15th

    Bench Press
    80x5
    100x5
    110x5
    115x2
    115x5 x3

    Chin-ups
    x12 x5

    A. Incline Cross-over Flies
    7.5x20 x3

    B. Prone-grip Face Pulls
    MBx20 x3
     
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  3. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Tuesday, May 16th

    Power Snatches

    60x3 x2
    70x3 x5
    75x2
    80x2
    80x1+F

    Jerks
    60x3 x2
    80x3 x2

    Squats
    60x5
    80x5
    100x5
    110x5
    120x5
     
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  4. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Wednesday, May 17th

    Paused Bench Press

    80x5
    90x3
    100x3
    110x3
    115x3
    120x3 x3

    Pull-ups
    x12 x3

    One-arm DB Rows
    40x10 x3

    A. DB Flies
    17.5x15 x3

    B. Face Pulls
    x15 x3

    C. Lateral DB Raises
    7.5x15 x3

    D. Preacher Curls
    x15 x3

    Sit-ups
    x12 x3


    I'm taking an easier week (keeping the intensity high, cutting the volume way down). Paused bench triples felt solid. I'm thinking of giving 140 a try before the end of next week.


    Last triple at 120:
     
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  5. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Friday, May 19th

    Box Jumps

    x6 x3

    Hang Power Cleans
    80x5 x3

    Bench Press
    80x5
    100x3
    110x1 x2

    Squats
    60x10
    80x10
    100x10
     
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  6. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Saturday, May 20th

    Bench Press

    80x5
    100x3
    110x2
    120x1
    130x1
    140x1 +5 kg PR
    120x3 x5

    Chin-ups
    x12 x6

    Incline DB Flies
    17.5x15 x3

    TRX T's + Y's

    x10+10 x3

    RLDs
    60/80/100 x10

    A. DB Curls
    17.5x20 x2

    B. GHD Sit-ups
    x20 x2


    I wasn't feeling well today. I had in my mind to give 140 a try today but I didn't feel ready, I was stressed about it since yesterday and all the stress made me feel weak. I didn't think I would make it today, but I decided to give it a shot regardless, if only not to let stress get the best of me. It wasn't a good-looking rep, it was 6.5 seconds of a grind, but my butt stayed in contact with the bench and the bar got to lockout.

    Bench pressing 140 kg was my "lifetime goal", since starting lifting 7 years ago. Since my teens I've had shoulder issues and, until very recently, never in my life was I able to bench pain-free. I've had countless impingement issues, rotator cuff tears, SLAP tears, AC joint injuries and chronic bicipital tendonitis on both shoulders across a span of close to two decades. I've had X-Rays, MRIs and injections done, seriously considered surgery, and I've done literally hundreds of physiotherapy sessions for my shoulders in my life. Specifically when it comes to bicipital tendonitis, which is the main pathology that flared up whenever I tried to bench heavy, I've had persistent pain for a good 15 years; for most of those years I couldn't even do push-ups pain-free. A couple of years ago I really thought I would never bench 140 because my shoulders would just never be able to structurally cope with that load. Well, it wasn't a good looking rep, but today I benched 140 and I had zero shoulder pain despite it being the longest bench grind I've ever done. I am happy with this.





    Bodyweight this morning = 91.7 kg.
     
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  7. Oblivian Aging

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    Nice man. I'm a horrible bencher, so I know how good a PR feels on it. I'm hoping to get my bench up there too. I have to put a ridiculous amount of time into it to get any progress, and I always seem to strain my pec or something on the way there.
     
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  8. MilkManUK Brown Belt

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    Congrats on the big bench PR miaou. 308 seems to be the new 275.
     
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  9. Jake Pudenz Green Belt

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    Hell yeah, man. Excellent work. That's more 8 lbs more than my lifetime best bench.
     
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  10. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Man, I remember visiting your log in awe of how strong you are. It is weird that now I'm benching more than you.

    I guess I've had minimal muscle issues with lifting; it's always been connective tissue that has been problematic for me. However, once my shoulders were ok, I think I've had good progress with my bench (it took me 8-9 months from benching 120x1 to benching 140x1). Since I know you also auto-regulate your training, If you want maybe I could share a few things that seemed to work for me.

    Thanks, Milk. When I benched 130 a few months ago I had thought to myself (heh, now I bench more than teh 275) :p
    Thanks, Jake. That a nice thing to say, although I'm pretty sure that you could probably walk to a bar and bench more than that any day of the week.
     
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  11. Jake Pudenz Green Belt

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    You'd think that, especially with a 120 ohp, but the last time I benched last year, I had to grind out 275 lbs lol.

    Just accept this victory.
     
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  12. miaou barely keeping it together

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    @Jake Pudenz You and me both know that with a 120 press you would cruise through 140 kg if you were to just put a couple of weeks' work in your bench, but I do appreciate the compliment :D
     
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  13. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Monday, May 22nd

    Sprints
    20m x9

    Hurdle Hops
    x6 x5

    Single-leg Bounds
    x6 x3+3

    Overhead Press
    60x6 x5

    Chin-ups
    x15 x5

    Supine-grip Pull-aparts
    SMBx15 x3

    Cable Curls
    x20 x4

    BB Shrugs
    60x30 x3
     
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  14. belph Pissing into the wind.

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    Baller bench, meow. I'll never stop enjoying seeing you progress after all the shit you've went through and still go through. Lesser men would've wilted a long while ago.
     
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  15. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Thanks, belphegor. That's a nice thing to say.
     
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    Wednesday, May 24th

    Resisted Sprints

    30m x9

    Single-leg Box Jumps
    x5+5 x3

    Hang Power Cleans
    90x5 x3

    Paused Bench Press
    80x5
    100x6 x5
    100x8

    Squats
    80x6
    100x6
    110x6
    120x6
    130x6

    A. Incline Cable Flies
    x20 x3

    B. Face-Pulls
    MBx20 x3

    Pull-up + Hanging Leg Raise
    x8+8 x3

    DB Curls
    17.5x15 x3


    Trying to ease my R hip to low-body work. Left knee has been a bit painful for the last few days (since I squatting 100x10 of the 13th).

    Tried snatching but left shoulder rotator cuff was a bit painful (probably from Monday's overhead pressing).
     
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    Friday, May 26th

    Sprints

    20m x9

    Hurdle Hops
    x6 x6

    Single-leg Bounds
    x6+6 x3

    Paused Bench Press
    80x5
    100x3
    110x3 x9

    Squats
    80x5
    100x5
    120x5
    140x5

    A. DB Flies
    20x12 x3

    B. Prone-grip Pull-aparts
    MB/SMB/SMB x15

    Chin-ups
    x15 x4


    Nice and smooth session.

    3-second pauses on the bench press. A few reps with legs raised.
     
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    Saturday, May 27th

    BTN Press

    30x10 x3

    Α. Incline DB Press
    22.5x15 x3

    B. Seated Cable Rows
    x15 x3

    Terminal Cable Pulldowns
    x15 x3

    A. Lateral DB Raises
    7.5x15 x3

    B. Preacher Curls
    x20 x3

    C. Sit-ups
    x10 x3


    50-min session.
     
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  19. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Monday, May 29th

    Sprints

    10m x6

    Plyo Tuck Jumps
    x10 x5

    Power Snatches
    60x3 x3
    70x3
    65x3 x3

    Paused Bench Press (wider grip)
    80x5
    100x6
    105x5 x5

    Squats
    80x5
    100x5
    120x5
    140x5
    150x5

    A. Chin-ups
    x17 x4

    B. Cross-over Flies
    x15 x3


    I was planning on doing 20m sprints but I got impressively painful spasms on the bicep fem (both legs but more so on the right one).

    It is funny how much harder bench pressing feels when gripping the bar just a finger or two wider.
     
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  20. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Wednesday, May 31st

    Paused Bench Press
    (wider grip)
    80x5
    100x3
    110x3
    115x3 x9

    Pull-ups
    x12 x8
     
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