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Old 10-30-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Welcome to the new log. With Nats being this week, I figured it was time for a new log since I wont be going. I am currently running starting strength for my workouts and doing carb back loading as my diet philosophy. I have been shedding a few pounds a week and my lifts are getting better each workout.



10/30/2012-SS Week 2 Workout A
Squat:
2X5@45
1X5@95
1X3@145
1X2@185
3X5@235
*Squats felt crappy today even though the weight wasnt difficult. My left wrist is not in good shape right now and has been really painful.

Bench:
2X5@45
1X5@95
1X3@115
1X2@145
3X5@165
*Still really easy and still really painful

Deadlift:
1X5@315
1X5@345
*Decided to drop this a touch for now. Should have worked up to my top set better, but there was a dude doing something that resembled deadlifts and already had 6 plates on the bar so I just started rippin and tearin.

Notes: Bodyweight right at 247, not bad after my weekend binge for my birfday. This is the lightest I have consistently been since I did my first cut in 2008. I feel strong, just need some nagging stuff to get better.
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PR's as of 10/24/2011:
Squat: 418
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
Hummer Tire Dead: 500X3
18" Deadlift: 550
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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Good to be back and lifting again.

10/31/2012 SS week 2 B session

Squats:
2X5@45
1X5@95
1X3@140
1X2@190
3X5@240

Strict Press:
2X5@45
1X5@55
1X3@70
1X2@85
3X5@105

Facepulls:
80X2X8

Notes: Skipped cleans today because wrist is killing me. Pressing with it sucked. I will be really sore tomorrow. I didnt feel too bad until I had foam rolled and then started to warm up for squats. I had the I am already here, might as well do it philosophy and it went well. Squats felt exactly like I expected them to feel. Press was a little tougher than expected due to some sore front delts.
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PR's as of 10/24/2011:
Squat: 418
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
Hummer Tire Dead: 500X3
18" Deadlift: 550
Many more PR's to come
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:21 PM   #5
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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Great to see you logging again. Stay healthy, get stronger, and hopefully I'll see you at a competition one of these days!
My goal is to be ready for the Olde time strongman challenge at Jakked gym in Montgomery in February.

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Good to be back and thanks for having me.
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PR's as of 10/24/2011:
Squat: 418
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
Hummer Tire Dead: 500X3
18" Deadlift: 550
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:51 PM   #8
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Squats look pretty good. They should bounce up in no time.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:38 PM   #9
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Had a blah drill weekend, ate too much, didnt follow cbl, and drank too much. just like every other drill weekend.

Morning BW: 253


Squats:
2X5@45
1X5@95
1X3@145
1X2@195
3X5@245

Bench:
2X5@45
1X5@80
1X3@105
1X2@135
3X5@170

Deadlift:
2X5@135
1X3@225
1X2@315
1X5@345

Notes: Boring and easy workout today. Depending on how I feel, I might just get another session in tomorrow.
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PR's as of 10/24/2011:
Squat: 418
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
Hummer Tire Dead: 500X3
18" Deadlift: 550
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Had a blah drill weekend, ate too much, didnt follow cbl, and drank too much. just like every other drill weekend..
Well at least you're consistent I would probably do they same.

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