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Old 03-24-2012, 10:27 AM   #451
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20 JAN 12 at 200 (90) BW - 385/275/405 (175/125/184) SQ/B/D

29 MAY 12 at 206 (93) BW - 135/175 (61/79) SN/CJ
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:13 AM   #453
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I bet that 300 deadlift felt easy as pie as well
lol, not so much! it's crazy how fast you can lose strength gains; fortunately it's coming back slowly but surely.
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29 MAY 12 at 206 (93) BW - 135/175 (61/79) SN/CJ
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thanks OR, me too! feels good so far, i'll feel much better when i'm back where I was.
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Now that's some great progress tank

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i'm workin my way back up; thanks buddy!
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29 MAY 12 at 206 (93) BW - 135/175 (61/79) SN/CJ
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Great work tank, really good to see you getting back into the groove.
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thanks buddy, i will!
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29 MAY 12 at 206 (93) BW - 135/175 (61/79) SN/CJ
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Cool Week 2, Day 5

Date: 25 JAN 12
Workout: Week 2, Day 5
Time: 11:25 PM Ė 12:30 AM
Duration: 1 Hour and 5 minutes

Squat:
135 x 5
165 x 5
195 x 5
230 x 5
265 x 5 Ė Did 2 extra reps because the powerlifting gods wanted it that way.
195 x 8

Bench:
115 x 5
140 x 5
165 x 5
195 x 5
225 x 3
165 x 8

Row:
135 x 5
135 x 5
135 x 5
145 x 5
170 x 3
135 x 8

Barbell Curls:
85 x 5*
85 x 5*
85 x 4*
*Total Reps PR


Seated Overhead Dumbbell Triceps Extension:
100 x 5*
100 x 5*
100 x 5*
*Total Reps PR


Sit-ups: **
BW x 20
BW x 20
BW x 20
**Jump-rope between sets!

Notes: This was a really great session because I can feel my strength and motivation coming back.

Squats went well despite having to use an unfamiliar bar and rack. I am able to widen my stance much more than I used to be able to for some reason. Iím using the wider stance for my first few sets then switching to my more natural stance on heavier sets, mostly for safetyís sake.

My Bench Press is getting stronger. The weights still feel heavier than before I took leave, but more and more I can feel all the muscle groups coming together during the lift. I decided to have a go of the weights that were supposed to be used this week rather than last week's (since missing reps on week 1 caused me to be a week behind in bench) and I got it done. I guess I'm going to continue with the scheduled weights as though I never missed those reps in the first week.

Itís really cool to virtually see how your nervous system has to work with your skeletal and muscular systems to lift as one efficient machine. My job as I continue my strength training is to fuel the machine (eat lots), perform maintenance (lifting with care, eating a variety of foods), and progressively overload the machine to cause adaptation. Simple stuff!

Pendlay Rows are strong as ever, probably due to the size of my back. Iím pretty sure I could float like a flying squirrel with my arms out if I jumped off something tall, but Iíll wait to test that until the need arisesÖ (Zombie apocalypse).

Curls and Triceps Extensions were already stronger than last week. Iíll wait to add poundage to curls until I get all 3 sets of 5 reps, but Iíll move up to 105 on extensions.

I went a little light on sit-ups because of how much work I had done during the workout up to that point. I have decided to start jumping rope at the end of my sessions for a little conditioning. Jumping rope is one of the manlier forms of conditioning, approved by Rocky Balboa, so it is the only form I will allow.
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My Training Journal 5' 8" Current BW 207 (94) lbs (kg)

20 JAN 12 at 200 (90) BW - 385/275/405 (175/125/184) SQ/B/D

29 MAY 12 at 206 (93) BW - 135/175 (61/79) SN/CJ
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