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Old 12-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #6185
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Session at a "Health & Fitness Club" near my parents' house

I had emailed the gym ahead of time to check that I could squat and pull without problem and the manager was fine with it. What I didn't ask was how much weight he had All of the plates in the gym added up to 150kgs but more on that later.

BHTNP

Warm-ups and then:
60kgs x 1
65kgs x 1
67.5kgs x 1
70kgs x 1 Default PB
72.5kgs x miss. Didn't quite get over my head. Close though.
Drop to 4 sets of 3 with 50kgs in the time it took for 1 song to finish on my iPod.

High bar squats
Hammies hitting calves at bottom
Warm-ups and then did:
145kgs for 4 sets of 3
Stopped it here as I couldn't stay upright for the whole set. Need to work singles on these for a while I think.

Sumo pulls
Warm-ups to 150kgs (all of the plates in the gym)
Found some chains (no 20kgs plates but they have chains ) They looked to be 10kgs each so added them and did:
150+20 for 4 sets of 3
Got fatigued here. Could tell I have been sick and not training. Form felt a bit funky and was tired so switched to singles:
150+20 for 6 singles

Finished with a rep out set on 150kgs conventional and managed 10reps before my hams and glutes were blowing up.

Good first session back. Hopefully can get some momentum now. The manager at the gym was really understanding and even though an older couple made a big show of leaving during my deadlifts (which I later found out was on account of the noise), he's straightened them out and is happy for me to come back when I want. The fitness industry needs more people like him.
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