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Old 01-14-2013, 01:44 PM   #311
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Ever try using a rolling pin on the quads rather than a foam roller? Works well for me.
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No. Only supplements I take are Whey protein and fish oil. I have given thought to BCAAs as I know others use them and swear by them, but I really don't know much about them. I guess I should do a little research. Thanks.

I'd have to be pretty convinced though as I'm not looking to add anything to the budget unless I'm pretty sure it is worth the cost.

Rolling pin, eh? Yeah, I'll give that a shot. Thanks JB.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:04 PM   #313
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No. Only supplements I take are Whey protein and fish oil. I have given thought to BCAAs as I know others use them and swear by them, but I really don't know much about them. I guess I should do a little research. Thanks.

I'd have to be pretty convinced though as I'm not looking to add anything to the budget unless I'm pretty sure it is worth the cost.

Rolling pin, eh? Yeah, I'll give that a shot. Thanks JB.
Yep, good old rolling pin. Pretty much everyone has one in their house. I just sit down and push around the quad. Sometimes talk the wife into doing the hams.
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I use a Rumble Roller - was painful for the first session but ever since it has felt really good. I think it's worth the money.

I also use a supp called Bulletproof, that I take before bed. Steve also likes it.

With all that said, I think the best recovery tool is to get lots of sleep!
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I use a Rumble Roller - was painful for the first session but ever since it has felt really good. I think it's worth the money.

I also use a supp called Bulletproof, that I take before bed. Steve also likes it.

With all that said, I think the best recovery tool is to get lots of sleep!
And drink lots of water!
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:41 PM   #316
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #318
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HaHa, Thanks BtB! Have to check that out next. Old man just turned 48. I started the week at 205 lbs too. So need to get that back in line. This is my year of accountability. I'm going to keep track of my food too on Fitday.com. I'll post the highlights in here from time to time, too.

Tough day with benching today! Missed the last rep in each of the last two sets, and really the last rep shouldn't count anyway as my butt was way up there. That was pretty much my ugliest rep ever!

JB, I think we need to stay at this weight or even lower it slightly as my form just fell apart on the last reps. First few reps were fine, but last ones, not so much. I have to get sort of psyched up to go after weights this heavy for that many reps, so I push past where I should stop thinking I'm going to get it. I probably should be smarter and stop sooner, but then it's a fine line on pushing it or not sometimes. Mentally , I'm trying to push it, but reps that ugly aren't useful for anything. Let me know what you think.

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warmups: low back is still complaining, so all I did was foam roll roll my back rather than any rowing. Lots of band stuff for shoulders, 4x 12x 150 Lat pulldowns.

Bench:
4x 225, 245
2x 3x 250 (PR, last rep shouldn't really count though)

Pause Bench:
2x 3x 205 (first and last reps paused. Threw these in as I didn't want that ugly ass rep being the last thing I did on bench today!)

Low Incline DB:
73sx 10, 7
2x 10x 63s

Tricep Pressdown: 4x 10x 140
ss w/ Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns: 3x 15x 140

Core:
Barbell Rollout 7x, but lower back wasn't having it so bailed on these.

First set of 250, videoed this angle as I wanted to see hand in relation to elbows. I almost lost the second rep sideways! Don't know why, but it threw me off for sure:
Second set of 250, just noticed this set I was leaning sideways too. I think I was off the bench on that side. Jeeze talk about shitty setting up. :
Incline DBs 73sx 10, these are just for comic relief! Seriously, these are the most awkward thing ever! :

So, there you go. Still making progress on bench, but I think it is slowing down and in my opinion, I need to be stopping before my reps get that shitty. I also need to be sure I set up exactly right each time. That's just stupidity to not be set right to start.

Still, good stuff. Set a PR, don't want to diminish that. I'm even a little proud of myself for grinding out a bench rep. I usually can't grind them out, so that's something.

Onward and upward.
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Goals: 3/4/5
Goals beyond my wildest dreams, 600 Kg raw total, 200/160/240

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:51 PM   #319
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Great work Mike! I know your not happy but you busted your ass and that's BIG! Not to mention, even though not the greatest work, PR is still a PR, so congrats! Keep workin hard bud!
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Sorry to see you starting to struggle on bench there Mike, but I am sure JB can make some adjustments, as he is doing for me, to help rectify that. Congratz on the hard fought for PR!
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