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last posted Sept. 18, 2014, 10:16 p.m.

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1/30/2014 7p

Push Press + Push Jerk:

  • 2 reps, one each of press and then jerk
  • 15 minutes to work up to heaviest you can do

Back Squat:

  • 8 reps @ 50%
  • 6 reps @ 65%
  • 4 reps @ 75%
  • 2 reps @ 85%
  • max reps @ 83%

For press + jerk I just keep adding plates without considering what I was adding. I deliberately didn't wan to know the weight I was adding. I finally got to where I knew I wasn't going to complete the next set as my final jerk barely completed with very wobbly arms.

I removed tallied up my plates for a final weight of 195 pounds.

For back squats, I didn't have a max and it's been years since I had one, so I warmed up, adding weight for 2-5 reps until I got to what felt just doable for 8 reps, and used that to back into a theoretical max to use for the rest of the sets.

I ended up doing:

  • 8 x 155 pounds
  • 6 x 205 pounds
  • 4 x 230 pounds
  • 2 x 265 pounds
  • 5 x 250 pounds

I tried a 6th rep but bailed on the way up. This was a complete mental failure on my part and I believe I could have pushed through to complete this as my final rep but I gave up to easily. Shame on me.

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