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Old 06-27-2013, 01:28 AM   #4501
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Great attitude as always Jim,
No choice nite but to build up to a 500 x 5+ pull,
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:30 AM   #4502
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I have bad news and good news. The bad is is that I have arthritis in my lower back - and that's it. The good is that it is "mild" and that the inflammation, although present, is under control. Dr Babbins said he only treats pain, not test results. So, since I have not had any pain since making my diet & supplement changes, no treatment is required.

The arthritis is in the Facet Joints in L5, the same joints that kept popping out last winter.

He placed no restrictions on my lifting. However, it appears to be unlikely I will ever max or lift in a meet again. He did tell me that arthritic Facet Joints are pure hell if they ever get worse. There is a good chance of that happening if I over stress them and/or the tissue surrounding them. I don't want or need that of course. He did say I should continue to lift but in the 5 and up rep range. In fact, he ordered me to keep lifting. He did say to never say never tho, and that if the joints continue to be pain free for this year, doing a meet once per year is a good possibility. So, I also will not rule it out and we will see what happens this year and early 2014.

Lastly, I have to say thanks to my hero Lisa once again. I am pretty sure the same diet & supp changes she prescribed for my eyes also worked to get the inflammation in m y lower back under control. Combining this with the Arkworld Supplements from LtL that also help control arthritis and inflammation appears to be my ticket to another meet next year. the both of you hold a really special place in my heart. How can I ever thank you. The only way I can think of is to make your efforts show thru in my life and lifting. God bless you both.
That's great that you can lift wt. in 5+ rep range ... Now as Sir Alan has told ... start building a base for 500+ * 5 pull, 400+ *5 squat and 300+5 bench ... keep up the great work super Jim ...
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:19 AM   #4503
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Jim I saw tons of and great news! Even a meet is not out of the question. Rock on sir!
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Hey great news and that gives you a whole year to prepare for meets. Use That!
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:40 AM   #4505
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That is awesome news in my book Jim!! And I agree will Alan, work your way up to 500x5
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:39 PM   #4506
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Coan, Karwoski, lots of strong peoples work with 5's. You are strong Jim. We believe in you!
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nothing wrong with working with 5s. you have the will of a man who will not be denied! make it happen Jim!
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Well first of all, all I read was good news! He didn't say no meets = smash meets! Also as you said no pain is great and pray that continues! Training with reps is fine, then one day of a little heavier for a meet, I think Super Jim can handle it ! Unless you plan on shredding up and becoming a full time bb ! We are with you all the way Super Jim!!!
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Great attitude as always Jim,
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That's great that you can lift wt. in 5+ rep range ... Now as Sir Alan has told ... start building a base for 500+ * 5 pull, 400+ *5 squat and 300+5 bench ... keep up the great work super Jim ...
Base building begun a few months ago and I feel I have a few layers of the brick wall in place!

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Jim I saw tons of and great news! Even a meet is not out of the question. Rock on sir!
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That is awesome news in my book Jim!! And I agree will Alan, work your way up to 500x5
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Thanks JB!! Journey began this morning and I am good with it.
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So you get to work in around 5's, which is still an awesome number to work with. Just to get you thinking, what does "5s" mean? Can you do a balls out 5? Is 5 about 70% of your 1RM? Is it 80%? 85-90 even? If you can stick to only a certain level of exertion, and not an actual rep range, things like high volume training and multiple sets would work PERFECTLY for you!

Secondly, you can now be that guy who goes to meets, sets PBs, but makes them look fucking easy! The guy that everyone loves, but hates because he makes it look like he isn't even trying while he smashes everyone's totals!
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