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Old 02-19-2013, 01:34 AM   #571
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Great work Josh! I agree with btb, you'll get that strength back. If it really is bothering you that much though, slow the weight loss down. Maybe your dropping it too fast and sacrificing more muscle than you want. We always judge ourselves the toughest, I'm sure you look much better with 30 less lbs ! Keep up the strong work man!
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:50 AM   #572
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Jump rope x 100 doubles
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162.5 x3 (was supposed to be 152.5)
172.5 x1 (goal x3)

Rack Chins
Bwx10,10,10,6

Incline Bench
155x10,10,10,7

Db Curl
25x10x3
Stay there brother ... You can not avoid a little bit og strength loss during weight loss ... the better part is that you are already 30lbs lighter ... Do it gradually and your strength will start moving in north direction once again ... keep smashing the wts. buddy ...
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:03 PM   #573
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Looking good Josh!! 172.5 is a heavy OHP
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I wish I could say something to take a bit of the sting away, but I can't except to say that during a cut, we can just try to minimize the strength loss.

If it's any consolation, I am aalso losing some strength, especailly now that I cannot heavy squat or deadlift. However, as Steve and Jay said, to look and feel better, and to be in better overall health, is worth it.

Keep at it Big J and reach your weight goal. We'll worry about the strength later.
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Hang in there Josh! It'll all come out in the wash one of these days. You'll get where you want to go and look damn good when you get there.
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Thanks to everyone who posted in my log. First and foremost you guys are awesome and make me feel like a part of a community.

I haven't posted in about 2 weeks. I haven't missed a workout. I moved into a new house and haven't had internet at home, so that's kept me away from logging in the evenings.

Training has been, well, difficult. On this last cycle, I have missed reps on my top set every workout for my squat, bench, and overhead pressing. I did not deadlift this cycle due to a back injury and my Power clean, which i just started doing a cycle or 2 ago is progressing right along. I contribute a lot of the struggle to my weight loss and the associated weight loss diet.
And as far as the weight loss is concerned, I've stalled out. But Brute and BtB shared that stalling out is normal.
So that's the long end of the short. I am not going to "back post" the sessions I missed and accompanied videos. You aren't missing much, they are mostly fail videos.

The Butter Melter, Boy howdy!:

Squat
45x10,135x8 225x16 (Goal x20)

Front Squat
115x8,120x8, 135x8

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20x100

KK rows
140x15,15,12

Overall Workout Grade: B

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I attempted a 20 rep squat at 225. This was to participate in the 225 squat rep challenge. I only made it to 16. Last week I tried and only got 14, so I progressed. I'm a little disappointed though, i really thought I had 20 in me. It's easy to give up though when that bar is on your back and you are struggling for breath.

Front Squat felt solid.

Added 20lbs to the Good mornings. If you don't remember I am doing them high rep a la Bill Starr in an effort to rehab my lower back. Made a full 100 with 20lbs. I was pleased by that.

Finished with the Kirk Karwoski rows. Swolled up dem der trapzors.

I'll get a video of the squats up soon.

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Thanks KD. Yeah, i had no idea. In the past when I moved it was from apartment to apartment or apartment to girlfriends house.
This time, the move was the easy part, getting settled in on the other hand has been a sllloooowwww process.
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