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Hit a low-key rep/set PR last night so squat is doing well. Squatted 5 x 5 x 290. Truth be told I could have hit it for 5 x 6 but I was not pushing myself very hard. Squat might be strongest it's ever been currently while I'm leaner than I was earlier this year.
12-12-2018 10:32 AM
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Another update: I've incorporated incline barbell bench press in to my regular routine as a direct accessory movement for flat bench. On a typical week my bench days look like this:

Day 1:...
Day 2: Flat Bench press, 30-degree incline barbell bench press supersetted with bent over barbell row, accessories
Day 3:...
Day 4: 15-degree incline close-grip bench press, 45-degree DB bench press supersetted with heavy Kroc rows, accessories
Day 5:...
Day 6: Flat Bench press, 30-degree incline barbell bench press supersetted with bent over barbell row, accessories

Since I've been doing incline every bench workout I've been seeing improvements in my incline press from workout-to-workout. It's awesome how well it's progressing.

For example - Last week I did 30-degree incline press 4 x 6 x 175, then the next workout I did 4 x 5 x 180. Workout after that I did 4 x 5 x 185, and then a couple days ago I went for 4 x 6 but failed @ 4th rep on my 2nd set (didn't have a ton to eat that day) so I backed the weight down to 165 for my last two sets. Today I hit 4 x 6 x 185. Thats some killer linear progression right there. If I could hit a 2-plate incline by the end of the year that would be awesome. I've never tried to max on incline press so it'd be uncharted territory. I'm really thinking this will be key in building up my flat bench as the increased ROM and tricep/shoulder isolation has got to have some decent carry-over.

Today I weighed 208.5#
12-13-2018 01:44 AM
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