Really stiff as hell, so bagged most of the workout. I'll bench tomorrow.
12 minutes--Did a pathetic jog for about a minute. Wasn't a good idea. Calf is still not ready.
95X3X2--Kind of shocked I was able to do this. My post-injury jumping ability sucks, and my calf is sore as hell at the moment. Nonetheless, it's good to know that I can perform the last SS lift, albeit at a rather pathetic level.
Good day today:
225X5,235X5,245X5 I don't think I shorted any reps, sadly, wasn't able to film a set today. 255 next time
205X5,4,5--Was able to grind out 5 on the last set. On to 207.5
275X5--tough, but no complaints. Approaching pre-injury strength levels in this. Next time I need to have some watch to make certain I'm achieving lockout.
135X1, 145X1, 155X1--just screwing around, my triceps were way too cooked to do anything at that point.
Last edited by John Bono; 11-20-2011 at 05:39 PM.
Fucking lousy day.
I'm still not breaking parallel. Lifts in shoes, surgery, high bar squat, and I still can't break parallel.
I'd also love to thank the trainer whom I asked specifically, "Am I breaking parallel?", and he said yes. Thanks a fucking lot, douchebag.
4 warmup sets and 8 Random sets, high 235, low 135, I have no fucking clue how many reps.
Tomorrow(er, today) I'm going to squat heavy singles and then do presses. If I'm going to squat with shitty form, I might as well do it in style.
Oh yeah. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.
Ok, didn't do heavy singles. Played around with concentric squats a bit, did some comparisons with stance width, stuff like that.
Also did presses:
127.5X5,6,--reset in progress. I really do need to learn to count.
Time to check for depth is unloaded IMO. Just saying.
Originally Posted by John Bono
Admire the attention to detail though.
If it were up to me, bad training advice would be a capital offence. As it is, just keep using stage whispers to say "whatever you do, don't get PT from HIM" when he comes past.
I had to do a lot of work around the house the past two weeks, and wasn't able to get into the gym. This also meant going up and down stairs a lot. Going up isn't that big a deal, but my calf muscle is way too weak to descend stairs properly, which means the thighs do a lot of the work the calf would ordinarily do. I had a spasm in my soleus last night, but was able to squat today.
225X3, 245X3, 265X2--Felt real stiff and sore throughout. I might have been able to get a third rep at 265, but didn't want to go overboard.
195X3, 205X3, 215X3, 225X0--damn near had a pr at 225, but two fingers on the bar meant I didn't. I did need the finger so that counts as a miss.
Time was short in the gym today, so only did squats:
245X5, 255X5, 265X5--Ok, I think I know where I stand now. Monday, I'll do 265X5X3 as my work set, and do 10lb progression from there. Hopefully by the end of the year, I'll be getting legit PRs, which, given the fact that the soleus muscle in my left foot really can't move any appreciable weight, is pretty cool.
Mixed day today. I'm having recovery issues. I'm not sure if it is due to my age, or due to the leukemia meds I'm on(tasigna), but I've been pretty much non-stop sore since I've been off crutches. I've tried googling Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors and weight training, but can't find a damn thing. Not sure I can do much about it anyway. Fuck it.
265X5X3--Tough and slow. On the first set, I closed my eyes for a second and briefly lost balance as my head position dropped--still completed the set though, but botched the rep. Still doing 275 on Wed.
130X5,4,6--I don't know why I bagged the second set at four reps. Dumb. Also did something to my left lat, felt strained or something. Hopefully it's not anything serious.
285X0--couldn't clear the damn thing off the floor. My deadlift sucks donkey doo.
Meh day today:
Bagged it. Godawful stiff, to the point that 1/4 squats were painful, even after I had done some mobility work beforehand.
210X3X5--I have to thank the crap spotter today. His crap job spotting caused me to finally switch from sets of 5 to sets of 3. Lats are fine, which is a good thing.
3,4,4,4--tough, but once I can do maybe sets of 10 or so, I'll dump the band entirely.