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I did 350 in the end, confident I can do a 1000. It did make me thing that bench is such a shit movement, 350 reps and I felt absolutely nothing in my chest
Yeah tbh I've never felt much chest activation from any push movements with a barbell. Much better activation with dumbbells, but the best for chest hypertrophy has to be gay machine movements that really isolate it.
 
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By the way, dunno if anyone's into this sort of stuff (you should be, imo), but I've just signed up to this with a 40 day free trial for black Friday https://www.gowod.app/

Works on mobility and flexibility and looks like it has decent progression options. Worth a shot for 40 days free anyway.
 
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I'd love to do that but realistically I'll do it for a day and fuck it off
Yeah I actually had a similar one before but only did it for a few weeks and fucked it off. Now I've started bjj though I have an actual practical reason to work on my mobility so I reckon I'll stick with it.
 
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OHP and Slingshot bench yesterday. Managed to do 0.5kg more for 3 rep max than last time, I'll take any improvement as a positive even 0.5kg. Slingshot bench managed the same as last time, so at least i didn't lose any strength.

OHP 3 rep @53kg - 3 reps completed
OHP 2x1 @52kg /AMRAP - 3 reps /AMRAP - 3 reps
Wide Grip Legs Up Bench 7x2 @61kg
Slingshot Bench 3 rep max @93.5kg - 3 reps completed
Rear Delt Flyes 3x12 @14kg
DB Flyes 3x12 @22.5kg
 
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Day 3
Exercise kgs SxR Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6
Front Squat 43.5 5x3+ 3 3 E 3 6

Flat Bench 66 3x10 10 10 10
Goblet Squat 37.5 3x10 10 10 10
Push Ups 5 3x15+ 15 15 16
DB Shoulder Press 15 3x15+ 15 15 25
DB Calf Raises 37.5 3x15+ 15 15 15

Deficit been shit lately. I've had a massive plateau in terms of dropping weight.

It's been nearly 4 weeks since I lost any thing.

On the other hand it is probably the reason my lifts are still increasing week on week.

Although if I ever manage to hit 25 reps on the calf raises, I don't have the capacity to increase them as of yet.

Interestingly I hold the front Squat different than I used to do, so I used to rack it on the bar, edge towards it with my index and middle fingers above the bar and then like clean it onto my front delts with the two fingers now underneath the bar. But I found as the weight gets heavier, the pressure on my wrist increases for some reason.

Now I have it racked about Bench height, and go underneath like the bottom of a front Lunge, and I grip it very tightly from the bottom with the weight distributed against my third knuckles then I rest it against my front delts.

It's much more comfortable this way and I don't feel any hand, arm or wrist pressure like I used to do.
 
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Fuckin lol at my posterior chain having 0% flexibility. Honestly sounds about right tbf. 39% overall sounds a bit optimistic and all.
 
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Fuckin lol at my posterior chain having 0% flexibility. Honestly sounds about right tbf. 39% overall sounds a bit optimistic and all.
Lol can you even tough your knees let alone your toes, surely you can get 5% just for touching your knees. :lol:

Might give this app a try later. I know my shoulders, overhead and hips are going to be bad, well maybe not my hips I've improved a lot this year on hip mobility but it's still not great.
 
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Lol can you even tough your knees let alone your toes, surely you can get 5% just for touching your knees. :lol:

Might give this app a try later. I know my shoulders, overhead and hips are going to be bad, well maybe not my hips I've improved a lot this year on hip mobility but it's still not great.
It wasn't just touch your toes, they had multiple movements to challenge each area. I can touch my ankles from that position pictured but there's other areas where my lower back and hammies barely move.

The app isn't the most user friendly, tbh. But if I see improvements after a month I'll continue with it. It's 10 dollars a month which is alright I guess.
 
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This is really good, would love to know this stuff, how does the test work
It just has you do maybe 10 or so total movements and you select how far you can get into each stretch. So for example, the easiest one to explain is touching your toes, you'd do the movement then say you got down to your ankles or wherever and the app would add it all together to give you total. I can't actually remember the posterior chain movements but I've know for ages I've got a big problem there so it's right.

Definitely isn't the most precise way of doing it I'd assume, but as a baseline and something to improve on it'll be good.

Apparently the average total mobility is about 53%, so I've got a way to go to even get to the average rating.
 
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As a side note, my left shoulder is amazingly flexible in comparison to my right. It's like it's from a completely different body.
 
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Really keen for this but don't wanna balls it up and end up in a contract
There's no contract. It's a tenner a month but you can cancel whenever you want. Dunno if the black Friday deal is still ongoing though, the code was BLCKFRIDAY20 (no a in black on purpose) if you want to try if it works.
 
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There's no contract. It's a tenner a month but you can cancel whenever you want. Dunno if the black Friday deal is still ongoing though, the code was BLCKFRIDAY20 (no a in black on purpose) if you want to try if it works.
Mine only told me this.
I know my ankle mobility is good and I was sure my shoulder mobility was poor so it seems pretty accurate
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What is it people pay for?
I can see all the stretches etc on the app, does it just do you a program for the month
Yeah I think so. You get a daily video which I'm guessing is specific to your weak points. Did you not sign up then? I didn't even know you could do that.

I think people also pay so they don't have to do any work like picking out stretches and putting them together to create a workout. It's just easy to go to the daily thing, press play and it's all there for me.
 
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Yeah I think so. You get a daily video which I'm guessing is specific to your weak points. Did you not sign up then? I didn't even know you could do that.

I think people also pay so they don't have to do any work like picking out stretches and putting them together to create a workout. It's just easy to go to the daily thing, press play and it's all there for me.
I just signed in with my Google account and did the test so I assume that part is free and you can upgrade to premium. Tempted to do the 40 days though as i think it could be really useful to my shoulders.
 
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I just signed in with my Google account and did the test so I assume that part is free and you can upgrade to premium. Tempted to do the 40 days though as i think it could be really useful to my shoulders.
Yeah I'm using the trial to see if it's worth it. The workouts are quite challenging, holding poses for 2 or 3 minutes is harder than it sounds especially when you have my mobility and everything hurts as soon as I move it.