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    Stats:
    Age – 20
    Height – 6’1”
    Weight – about 205 lb.
    Bodyfat Percentage – about 18%

    Goals:
    Deadlift – 500 lb
    Squat – 400 lb
    Bench Press – 300 lb
    Press – 200 lb

    Background:
    I did Starting Strength for a few months last year and then Texas Method for quite a while after that. Although I did get stronger, I found it more and more difficult to recover properly with school at the same time and progress stopped. I decided to try a program with less volume, a modified version of 5/3/1. I’ve been eating a paleo(ish) diet for the past year, but only for performance reasons. I now want to do it for my health.

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    I hope to use this log mainly to track my progress in adding weight to the bar. I will graduate from college in May 2015, and I want to achieve the above goals by then. I would also like to document any of my successes or struggles with learning how to cook better (especially meat), improving my physique, and dealing with some non-Primal habits (gum, beer, etc.)
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    05/20/13, Monday

    Squat
    170x5
    195x5

    Press
    105x5
    112.5x5
    120x6

    Deadlift
    250x5
    265x5
    280x7
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    05/22/13, Wednesday

    Power Clean
    152.5x3x3

    Bench Press
    145x5
    155x5
    165x5

    Row
    165 x 6-6-4
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    05/24/13, Friday

    Squat
    210x5
    225x5
    240x6

    Dips
    212(BW) x 6-6-5

    Chinups
    212(BW) x 8-6-5

    I had lunch with some good friends at a burger joint, and my meal wasn't exactly the most primal choice. It tasted fine, but I started feeling sluggish about an hour afterward and definitely felt it when I was lifting. I'm gonna throw away the dang bread next time.
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    05/27/13, Monday

    Squat
    170x5
    195x5

    Press
    105x5
    120x3
    132.5x3

    Deadlift
    250x5
    280x3
    315x2
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    05/29/13, Wednesday

    Power Clean
    155x3x3

    Bench Press
    145x5
    165x3
    185x2

    Row
    185 x 3-2-2

    The last power clean rep was a little shaky, but other than that, today's workout went fine.

    I tried to make a banana and egg pancake (iniQuity's recipe) this morning. The flipping step didn't quite go as planned, but it tasted pretty good! I'll definitely be making that again.
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    05/31/13, Friday

    Squat
    210x5
    240x3
    265x2

    Dips
    215(BW+5)x5x3

    Chinups
    215(BW+5)x5x3

    I've decided to start weighting my dips and chinups. I just stuck a plate in a backpack for today, but a dip belt is on my wishlist.
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    If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. - Henry David Thoreau
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