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Old 12-16-2011, 03:59 PM   #521
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From today. It felt fine going into the workout. Part of the problem may have been the squat rack I used, it was one where I had to face a mirror, so I gravitated a little forward in the later reps.
I do the same thing when squatting into a mirror. Drives me nuts.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:00 PM   #522
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That's a bunch o dips!
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:51 PM   #523
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I went into the gym with the firm resolution to stretch, foam roll, and do some easy cardio, but I was weak and found myself in the squat rack. I did manage to stay away from the movements that have been stressing my knee a little, and I made progress on squats, so overall a good day. Felt 98% today, yesterday's malaise was gone, which was partially due to the coffee my girlfriend made me for Sunday breakfast. It was decaf. Caffeine withdrawal sucks.

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215 x 5/5/4 - +2 reps from last week

Seated BTN Press
135x5/5/4 big rep PR

Farmers walk
120 x 100 feet, 60 feet

No pain in the knee, very little stress on the ligaments and tendons, and I feel pretty energized after the session today.
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Caffeine withdrawal sucks.
You are not kidding there.

PR on a deload Sounds like my old deload weeks.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:56 PM   #525
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Congrats on the PR and good to see the knee is leaning in the direction of "getting better."
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:24 AM   #526
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Congrats on the PR and good to see the knee is leaning in the direction of "getting better."
Thanks Pull. Today it was doing fine except for sitting in the floor for 30 minutes playing video games, trying to sit cross-legged is not so awesome yet. We'll see how it holds out on deads tomorrow, but I think it will be just fine.
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Nice job on the extra reps, and glad you are feeling good. Keep it rolling...
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:41 PM   #528
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Thanks OR. Today was PR city. Only downside was the gym owners were very upset with my for not babying the weight down on deadlifts. The asked "Do you need someone to spot you", sent the supposedly hot girl over to tell me "it scared her" and ended up saying " you're going to damage the (rubber) oly platform) Blech.

I wasn't dropping the weight, I lowered it under control, but 405 makes noise. Can't wait till I have my own setup.

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135x7
225x5
315x3
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405 x 10 singles in 8 minutes - ridiculous PR. A year ago, 405 was almost impossible.

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135x5
155x3
185 x 6/6/8 finally got my 20 reps. This has been brutal, but its progressing.

Goblet Squat
50x8/8/8 first set was a little tough on the knee, but I loosened up quickly and made ATG on the last 2 sets.

Assisted Chins
BW-50 x 4/3/2
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Awesome work on the DL's brute, good weight moved!!
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:54 PM   #530
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Thanks Swede! I'm tempted to test my max, but I want to ride this for a while longer and get as strong as I can without burning out. Maybe in a month or so, last max pull was 435 and very shaky, so I think I will blast through that no problem
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