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Old 03-03-2013, 02:06 PM   #61
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3/3/13

Squats
45x5x2
125x5
205x3
265x2
295x5x3

Bench
45x5x2
115x5
185x3
225x2
255x5x3

Deadlift
115x5x2
185x5
225x3
275x2
335x5

Pull-ups
BWx5
BWx5
BWx5
BWx5

Dips
BW+35x10
BW+45x10
BW+55x10
BW+65x10

Felt pretty good today. Not really as pumped up to go lift as normal, but the body was fully willing with not complaints afterwards. I'm hoping this means my self-treatment for whatever was ailing my arm was successful. I shifted some work set weights today. I'm about at the end of the first run of SS, and I'm loving it. I'll probably take a week to do some lighter weights with faster movements and very short rest periods after, then deload a little and start again. As long as I keep getting regular gains, no reason to mess with success.
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Leave your ego at the door.
Prepare. Showing up dehydrated, hungry, and tired will guarantee failure.
Be ready to fight for that grinder of a PR.
Listen and learn. Absorb everything you can, and assimilate that knowledge.

Top Gym lifts:
Squat: 415lbs
Deads: 440lbs
Bench: 315lbs
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #62
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All kinds of good work up there. Well done!
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #63
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3/5/13

Squats
45x5x2
135x5
225x3
265x2
300x5x3

Clean and press
45x5x2
95x5
115x3
125x2
135x5x3

Farmers Walk (100lb plates)
20meters
20m
20m

Barbell Calf Raises
315x6
365x6
405x6
425x6
450x6
500x3
500x3

Squats are still feeling heavy. I just did 300 for 10 recently, but 300x5 was brutal. Moving forward. Farmers walk felt really productive. Got a few good squeezes on the traps during the walk, forearms felt blasted afterwards. The calf raises were sort of an experiment to see if I could. This was the first time I've ever had that much weight on my back. Gave me some real perspective on just how heavy 500lbs really is. I'm going to do this again on my next "B" workout, set the pins a notch or two lower, and go from the pins up to standing for each rep. Not sure if I can do it, but how else will I know.
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Top Gym lifts:
Squat: 415lbs
Deads: 440lbs
Bench: 315lbs
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:09 AM   #64
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Nice work SD. Farmers are brutal, pinching 100 pound plates and doing it sounds like the next level of awesome!
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:20 PM   #65
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Real quality squatting.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:01 AM   #66
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3/6/13

Squats
45x5x2
135x5
225x3
265x2
305x5x3

Bench
45x5x2
135x5
225x3
260x5x2
260x4

Had to cut my lifting short to get back to work today. My heart really wasn't in it today. My squats felt a lot better today, I could have pumped out some extras on the last set, but I was in a time crunch. I could have stayed an extra 15 minutes and just skipped the shower, but as I said, I kind of felt like I was just going through the motions. Today would have been a good day to have a training partner there pushing me. I also learned today that I'm at a higher elevation that I originally thought, so for a few more days, I won't beat myself up over not feeling 100%.
A little sidebar, getting dressed today, and I noticed that my quads/hams just plain look bigger than they have. Not sure if I'm getting some growth, or just imagining it. Weight is up a few pounds. Gonna have to trim some fat to stay at my current weight. Time to start thinking about losing some anyways before I go home on R&R. Not sure how well that will work with DFAC food, but I'll be giving it a shot. Might be time to actually do some cardio, yuck.
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Personal tips that I've learned along my still short journey:

Leave your ego at the door.
Prepare. Showing up dehydrated, hungry, and tired will guarantee failure.
Be ready to fight for that grinder of a PR.
Listen and learn. Absorb everything you can, and assimilate that knowledge.

Top Gym lifts:
Squat: 415lbs
Deads: 440lbs
Bench: 315lbs
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #67
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:21 AM   #68
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3/8/13
Squats
45x5x2
135x5
225x3
285x2
310x5x2
310x10

Clean and Press
45x5x2
95x5
115x3
130x2
140x5x3

Squats off the safety bars. Set 14" below standing height. Calf raise at the top of each rep.
405x3x3

I felt pretty frackin awesome today. I don't know if it was the three scoops of Juggernaut, or if I'm finally adjusting to the new elevation. I truly felt I could have pushed out 2-4 more good clean squats on that last set. My shoulder and elbow are back to being angry at me. I have no idea why I can't catch a break on that, I tried letting it heal, popping NSAIDS, and generally babying the joints. WTF. Oh well. I'm gonna probably take tomorrow off to do some other things, and be back on A/B/off schedule starting sunday. Looking forward to trying 315x10 on sunday. I'll see about some video.
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Personal tips that I've learned along my still short journey:

Leave your ego at the door.
Prepare. Showing up dehydrated, hungry, and tired will guarantee failure.
Be ready to fight for that grinder of a PR.
Listen and learn. Absorb everything you can, and assimilate that knowledge.

Top Gym lifts:
Squat: 415lbs
Deads: 440lbs
Bench: 315lbs
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:27 AM   #69
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Solid work, friend. Keep it up. Glad everything is healing.
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1 March 2014
SQUAT: 650 lbs
BENCH: 340 lbs
DEADLIFT: 580 lbs
TOTAL: 1570 lbs
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:55 PM   #70
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I wouldn't go that far. Seems to be easily aggravated. Unfortunately, I don't see much end in sight, so I'm going to isolate the movements that make me hurt, and limit them, while continuing to train hard.
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Personal tips that I've learned along my still short journey:

Leave your ego at the door.
Prepare. Showing up dehydrated, hungry, and tired will guarantee failure.
Be ready to fight for that grinder of a PR.
Listen and learn. Absorb everything you can, and assimilate that knowledge.

Top Gym lifts:
Squat: 415lbs
Deads: 440lbs
Bench: 315lbs
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