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Old 05-20-2011, 02:20 PM   #521
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Solid gunwork MC, and looking strong in the new avi!
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:45 PM   #522
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Thanks Babs and Swede!

Chest and Cardio

DB Bench Press 45x15, 50x12, 55x12, 65x12, 65x12 (PB total reps @ 65)
Incline Machine 2ppsx10, 2ppsx10, 2pps+20x10, 2pps+20x10
Dips BWx40 (20, 20, 20, 20)
Pec Deck 175x12, 174x12, 175x12, 175x12
Treadmill 20 minutes

Feeling strong today. Forearm pain is still headed in the right direction (down). Overall solid session. Upped progression on DB bench AND was able to complete a few more dips at the same time. WHO HOO!

*Knock on wood* that the forearm does okay tomorrow during back work.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:48 PM   #523
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Nice work Nard. Glad we're moving in the right direction.

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Old 05-23-2011, 02:19 PM   #524
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Recover fast bro, great presses and dips!
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:48 PM   #525
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:36 PM   #526
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Nice PR big MC.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:23 PM   #527
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Lookin solid there, MC. A PR is a PR, no matter how ya add it up. Keep the PR's coming, and grow some chesticles for the wimminz to swoon over
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:59 AM   #528
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:41 AM   #529
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Solid session MC - I'm in the same boat RE forearm pain atm (minor but persistent). Fingers crossed, and keep smashing it buddy!!
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Thanks guys!

The thing I have to remember is to keep treating my forearm as it gets better. I have a tendency to stop doing the good stuff when the pain goes away. I have been wrapping it in one of those self-adhesive ace-type bandages before lifting, to keep the muscles tighter and that seems to help as well. Also--been doing Tom's heat suggestion as well.

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Seated Plate-Loaded Row 90x15, 140x12, 180x10, 230x10, 200x10
Lat Pulldown (wide grip) 140x10x4
HS High Row 230x12x4
Shrugs 435x12x4
Treadmill 21 minutes

Back day is far more dicey as compared to pressing. Pushed up to 230 on the row, but thought better once I felt the pain and backed down on my final set. Pull downs and HS rows were lowered as well and the forearm made no noise. So, it looks like this is the weight range until the pain totally dissipates. I'll work on higher rep ranges to keep blood flowing and keep overall amount of weight moved up where I'd like it to be.
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