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    Meh upper day today. I also woke up with a lower back tweak, after feeling 100% fine when I went to sleep, and yesterday being an off day. The same thing happened Saturday morning, I just didn't say anything because I was honestly tired of complaining about injuries on here. I suspect this has to do with how I sleep, which is usually moving around in all four positions over the night. It's never been an issue before, but maybe now it is. I will try to sleep on my back tonight. Last time, back was back to normal by Monday - 2 days. This time I don't have two days, only one, because I want to squat and pull heavy tomorrow. Hoping I won't have to scale back because of it. It's minor, much, MUCH less than what I dealt with in September into December, but I don't want to exacerbate it.

    Bench Press
    325x5, 295x5
    Notes:
    Warm-ups were fine, up to 295x1, but shoulder was uncomfortable with some slight-but-definitely-noticeable pain during both work sets. And as a result, they were harder than they should be. Not in any doubt about whether I'd make them, but the 325 especially was just not explosive like it should be.

    Press
    185x5, 190x5, 195x5, 190x5, 185x5
    Notes
    : Rested 3-4 mins between. A bit slower at 195 than I wanted but these were overall OK.

    Chins
    12,12,12,12
    Notes: It's funny, I felt like the first set was hard and there was no way I'd get 12 again; but I did. Three more times. Rest increased from 3 to 5+ mins over the sets.

    Wide Grip Lat PD
    180x12

    DB Bicep Curls
    50x10

    DB Lateral Raises
    30x15x2

    Shoulder is really annoying me now. Not physically - it feels ok day to day, but I'm tired of it negatively affecting bench and, to a lesser extent, pressing. I'm gonna check with Dr. Petreeeezo or Mrs. Dr. Petreeeezo to see if they can check me out soon to see if they can figure it out, or if I need a scan.
    Last edited by Michael Wolf; 04-03-2014 at 02:59 PM.

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    A bit apprehensive going into today, with the glute still in the back of my mind at not 100%, and my back really bothering me yesterday. Woke up and my back felt about 80% better, and got better as the day went on, so I went for it.

    Squat
    455x5 - PR
    Notes:
    Crushed, destroyed, and smashed. Felt great. Didn't notice or feel anything at all in either glute or low back. Very happy with how fast these were.



    Deadlift
    515x1, 545x1, 565x1, 585x1, 605x1
    Notes:
    I wanted to push and do 560x5, but knew at 455 that wasn't happening. Though not bad at all, I could still feel my back a bit during the DL so was a little nervous about a limit set of 5. My hamstrings also felt very fatigued, something I've only experienced a handful of times before, like they're straining and pulling way more than usual and just. can't. contract. hard. enough. So I decided to be smart and do singles, adding a little bit of weight only if the previous rep felt good. 605 was all I had in me today. It was slow and a bit grindy and my hamstrings, come on guys! (That's me talking to my hamstrings, in case you were wondering) But I got it. Hopefully I'll be back to normal for next week.

    C2 Rower Intervals
    20s Row / 1:45 Rest x 9 (2 warm-up, 7 fast)
    Paces: 1:54.9, 1:39.0, 1:27.7, 1:24.0, 1:21.3, 1:22.6, 1:20.6, 1:20.0, 1:23.3
    Notes: I actually tweaked what I think is a lateral thoracic erector (maybe an iliocostalis? Not sure) on the 6th or 7th interval. But this actually makes me happy, because it's good to know that I can, in fact, just get a small muscle tweak like everybody else that doesn't completely derail my body or my training. I am a regular human, after all, and not entirely cursed. This will be better fairly soon, I'm pretty sure. No big deal.

    Also I was able to pick up the pace a bit today, even after the DLs. Felt good.

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    You have nice squat, Wolf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Schudt View Post
    You have nice squat, Wolf.
    Спасибо, товарищ

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    Nice squats, Comrade.

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    Yea man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Schudt View Post
    You have nice squat, Wolf.
    that he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Petrizzo View Post
    Nice squats, Comrade.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Israel View Post
    Yea man!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne_KONG_Wint View Post
    that he does.
    Thanks doods. Feels quite good to be in PR territory in my squat again, and have it go so strong and well. I plan to set a volume day PR (425x5x5) next week.

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    Much better upper body day today. I didn't massively disappoint myself in the press, and I benched without left shoulder pain for the first time in about 15 or 16 weeks. My left side was still noticeably weaker, but I'll definitely take the no pain over pain any day.

    Press
    215x5, 225x1, 235x1
    Notes:
    All pretty fast, no grinds at all. Much better than last Monday.


    Bench Press
    315x5, 320x5, 325x5, 315x5
    Notes:
    No pain today, as mentioned above, which I was very pleased with. Even though the reps were slower than I'd like them to be, and even though the left side is still noticeably weaker, it's still progress. Though not as much volume or even as much average weight as I was doing before, I feel as if I have actually done a volume bench day for the first time since December.

    Weighted Chins
    BW + 45 x 6,6,6+1
    Notes
    : 50 for 5s was very hard last week, I barely made it over the bar. I took 5 lbs off and tried to add an extra rep. The first couple reps were much faster than 50 last week, but the 6th rep was hard on every set. For the last set, after rep 6, I took about 10 seconds, re-set, and did a 7th rep.

    Hammer Strength Plate Loaded Seated Row
    180/side (4x45) x 11 x 3

    Standing EZ Curl Bar OH Extensions
    Bar + 90 lbs x 10 x 2

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    Solid training day today.

    Squat
    405x5, 420x5x3, 405x5
    Notes:
    A bit harder than I thought they'd be, but nothing of note. Rest went from 4 to 6 mins as the sets went on, which still isn't terribly long, so that may have something to do with it. I also went unbelted for all my warm-ups; usually I go unbelted through 315, then put it on. Today I did last warm-up (365x1) unbelted. Nothing of special note, just logging it since different than usual.

    Power Clean
    45x6, 95x4, 125x3, 145x2, 165x2, 185x2, 205x2, 225x2, 245x1
    Clean Pull
    285x2, 305x2, 325x2
    Notes: Cleans were OK - not great but not bad - today. Clean pulls were solid. My left knee started hurting all of the sudden during the 285 set and I got worried. But I walked it off, tested my knee out while I rested, and it seemed fine so I went on. No problems after that and it seems fine now. Hopefully it stays that way.

    C2 Erg Intervals
    30s Row / 90s Rest x 8
    Paces: 1:54.2, 1:42.0, 1:36.1, 1:32.5, 1:32.0, 1:31.4, 1:33.7, 1:27.7
    Notes:I could feel the spot I tweaked on Friday not quite at 100%, but didn't effect these at all. Should be back to 100% and not noticeable at all by this Friday. I hope. Because I imagine that would effect heavy pulling.
    Last edited by Michael Wolf; 04-08-2014 at 03:47 PM.

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