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Old 11-06-2011, 08:15 AM   #31
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Okay, here is the question. Would it be wiser to take the slower approach, working toward them over the course of the year or the more aggressive approach of seeking to hit the goals within 6 months?
My vote goes for aggressive. You are certain to hit speed bumps along the way, or even possibly a gradual slowing. I would stay aggressive until the body signals you that slowing might be better.

Best of luck Bam, and have a great day.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:33 AM   #32
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5/3/1 Cycle 2 day 1

Seated Overhead Press
wu 5 x 55
wu 5 x 65
wu 3 x 85

5 x 92.5
5 x 105
6 x 120

Arnold Presses
5 x 10 x 20

Chins
5
5
4
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4
A total rep PR

EZ Bar Skulls to CGBP
10 x 25 PWO
10 x 25
8 x 25
5 x 25
8 x 25

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Good start to the new cycle. I was looking forward to hitting the gym this morning.

Seated OHP - This is my roughest lift. I had to gut out the 6 I got on the last set, but then I guess that is the point.
Arnolds - Shoulders were tired after these.
Chins - Only comment is, I have never done this many before. What amazed me was the last set was the strongest and cleanest of the 4's.
Skulls to CGBP - Fries the triceps quickly. If you have never tried this. Start with a close grip skull crusher, when you return to the top, drop the bar to your chest and then press it back up then repeat. First few you think, " Oh this is easy," don't be fooled.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:50 AM   #33
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:54 AM   #34
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Congrats on those chin PRs Bamazav; I admire anyone that can do chins
I couldn't do one a little over a year ago. Just keep plugging away and eventually they start happening.
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I couldn't do one a little over a year ago. Just keep plugging away and eventually they start happening.
I'm kinda in a catch-22, the TOS means I have little bloodflow with arms above the head, so it makes power output of any sort complicated; and I'm not sure they are wise, given the medical condition, so I have opted to leave them aside...having read more about how the condition can deteriorate and cause major issues. I'm still lifting heavy which is contra-indicated, but a few modifications and exceptions may mean a longer lifting life for me.

I tried a pull-up some time back but nothing, could have been a blessing in disguise.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:04 AM   #37
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:32 PM   #38
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I'm kinda in a catch-22, the TOS means I have little bloodflow with arms above the head, so it makes power output of any sort complicated; and I'm not sure they are wise, given the medical condition, so I have opted to leave them aside...having read more about how the condition can deteriorate and cause major issues. I'm still lifting heavy which is contra-indicated, but a few modifications and exceptions may mean a longer lifting life for me.

I tried a pull-up some time back but nothing, could have been a blessing in disguise.
I was not aware of the medical condition. Do what you have to do, but take care of yourself along the way.

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Damn i wish i knew you were looking for a partner i would have jumped at the chance.
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