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Old 07-08-2012, 06:44 PM   #471
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:19 PM   #472
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Hope it feels better and fast.
It already feels better, just wanted to err on the side of not being a dipstick for once.
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Bench: 292
Deadlift: 473
Push Press: 235X3
Clean and Strict Press: 175X3
12 inch Log Press: 250
Yoke: 650X18.5'
Atlas Stone: 300 over 48" bar
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18" Deadlift: 550
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:19 PM   #473
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So I started Keto this morning. Dont feel too bad at this point yet, but I know that tomorrow and Wednesday are going to suck. I decided to smash some pizza last night to celebrate my dieting (LOL). I now have the screamers from that. I still plan on squatting later today as my back feels mucho better, but still not great.
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12 inch Log Press: 250
Yoke: 650X18.5'
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:04 PM   #474
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Good luck with the dieting. You competing this season? Im about to do my first strongman competition in august. I will be a blast!
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:51 PM   #475
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I do not plan on competing for more than one reason. I might do a charity contest in December, but nothing is set in stone yet.


7/9/2012
Squats:
135X5
185X5
215X3
225X3
235X>3(Did 7, blah)
As I racked the 235, it started absolutely pouring rain. I will do front squats on Wednesday with deadlifts and stones.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:07 PM   #476
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So I started Keto this morning. Dont feel too bad at this point yet, but I know that tomorrow and Wednesday are going to suck. I decided to smash some pizza last night to celebrate my dieting (LOL). I now have the screamers from that. I still plan on squatting later today as my back feels mucho better, but still not great.
You sound too much like me. Pig out before I diet, and regret it the next day.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:43 PM   #477
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You sound too much like me. Pig out before I diet, and regret it the next day.
Thats exactly what I did.


7/10/2012 Pressing

Took the kids swimming for 2 hours. It was a beautiful day for it. 82 and partly cloudy.

Standing strict bb press:
135X3
135X3
145X3
155X3
165X3*
*Last rep was a grinder. I think I started my warm up too heavy. Will adjust for next week.

More strict pressing:
95X3X10

1 Arm DB Rows:
60X2X10

Notes: Still feeling well on the new diet. Endurance was rough but I had just got done with the kids at the pool.
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Push Press: 235X3
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12 inch Log Press: 250
Yoke: 650X18.5'
Atlas Stone: 300 over 48" bar
Hummer Tire Dead: 500X3
18" Deadlift: 550
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:34 PM   #478
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:18 PM   #479
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So I somehow tweaked my back a touch about two weeks ago. Not even really sure what I did, but it wasnt anything severe. My schedule has been fuked and my diet has not been good. I am still hanging around the 255-260 mark. My sinus' have just been fuked this year and finally saw an ENT yesterday. He put me on my 344534876534rd round of antibiotics at a high long length dose. I will have a ct scan in the 3rd week of August to see what the damage truly is. I have a severly deviated septum that is causing my sleep and breathing issues. I will def be getting surgery to fix the septum and most likely will be getting my sinus' bored out as he said they are very small for someone my size. I also found out today that I will get furloughed for at least a week from the railroad. I have a job interview tomorrow at a local factory. If everything works out I will work the factory m-f and the weekends at the railroad, plus my commitment to the national guard. I could get insanely busy, very fast.


Training: I have decided to almost completely start over. With no competitions on the horizon for me, I need to work on a huge weakness of mine: muscular endurance. I plan on getting back to decent jogging shape and focus more towards athletic performance than strength. I really suck at repping weights as you will see from todays workout. I will be running the juggernaut method for the foreseeable future. 5/3/1 has just become too stale to me and tough to pull off without having a full gym (which I hope to fix very soon)

Diet: i will continue to loosely follow carb back loading(I still cant afford the book, but will attempt based on what little knowledge I have)

7/31/2012 TJM Accumulation Phase 10's wave:
Squat:
115X5X10*
I have completely changed up my squat style to a more PC dominate style squat. Felt a little wierd and this was def harder on my lungs than my legs. My inner thighs did feel the impact of the new style, but I almost felt no work being done by my lower back. My shins where damn near verticle and my weight stayed on my heels nicely. I am going to really like this style, just got to work at it.

Strict Press:
95X5X10*
Felt really good. Shoulders where a touch crunchy from squatting, but thats to be expected.


Going Forward: I plan on running a M,T,Th,F workout plan starting next week, with the following split:
M-Squat and assistance
T-Strict Press and assistance
Th-Deadlift and assistance
F-Push press and assistance

On Friday this week, I will finish the accumulation phase with push pressing and deadlifts.
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Bench: 292
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Push Press: 235X3
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12 inch Log Press: 250
Yoke: 650X18.5'
Atlas Stone: 300 over 48" bar
Hummer Tire Dead: 500X3
18" Deadlift: 550
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:04 PM   #480
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I think juggernaught will do you good! I did sets of eight for a month or so this spring and it got me going again, strength and conditioning - also makes one swole:-)

Good luck and recover fast!
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