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Weight lifting (no) progress

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

OK, the weight lifting is not progressing, except for deadlifts.

Especially the squats are a huge problem. Stuck at 82.5kgs(181.5lbs). Can't complete a descent 5x5 without breaking the form or reducing the depth. There is improvement in the technique though, after learning to put the barbell at the back of the shoulders, the back muscles are not stressed much.

Bench press... Today I have decided to jump to 65kgs(143lbs) from 62.5kgs(137.5lbs). In the last set I had the barbell resting on my chest. People (again) rushed to save me from the weight I was trying to lift.

Overhead presses are somewhat better but not much better...

Barbell rows are also like overhead presses, a bit better but not much better...

The good is that I have the nutrition side of the equation totally under control. I am experimenting with intermittent fasting every other day. Great way to burn fat while sparing the lean mass.
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