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    Looks like you're stronger than you realized. Nice work. I wonder if having some other strong dudes around you for a change motivated you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleMask View Post
    Looks like you're stronger than you realized. Nice work. I wonder if having some other strong dudes around you for a change motivated you.
    It definitely helps to be training with people who are not only strong but good coaches as well. Definitely.

    Just some light upper work today:

    Paused CGBP
    225x5
    245x5x3

    Chins
    7, 10

    Got distracted by seminar stuff and didn't finish chins. First set was cut short bc I was doing them on squat stands that weren't too stable with my weight swinging around on them.

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    Awesome squat, Wolf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sking1001 View Post
    Awesome squat, Wolf!
    Thanks SKing.

    Got a lift in today at Beau's gym before leaving back to NYC. Was exhausted from the seminar weekend and combined with my press and bench problems lately, figured a slightly easier week might be warranted.

    Bench Press
    315x3 @8.5
    335x3 @9
    315x5 @9
    Notes: The difficulty of the first set at 315 cemented the lighter week decision. 315 is not a weight that should be challenging for a triple when I'm fresh at the beginning of a session. The 315 final set was the best of the bunch.

    Press
    95x5, 135x5, 155x5, 175x5, 185x5x2 @ 7, 7.5, 175x5
    Notes: It was mentally nice not to actually grind through anything here. Even though it was only 185, which I did for 11 after a hard volume workout not that long ago, it was nice for everything to go up fast and smooth.

    Chins
    Tried to do weighted chins and irritated my pec. Tried unweighted and it irritated my pec. Tried pull ups and they irritated my pec. Well shiiiiiiiiit.

    That was all for today.

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    It was a pleasure training with you last weekend, Wolf.

    My first sets always suck, because I have my head up my ass.

    Best Served Cold started slow. It took 15 pages before the first murder. I almost lost interest. It's getting fun 30% through, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Schudt View Post
    It was a pleasure training with you last weekend, Wolf.

    My first sets always suck, because I have my head up my ass.

    Best Served Cold started slow. It took 15 pages before the first murder. I almost lost interest. It's getting fun 30% through, though.
    Likewise, Karl. Sounds like you're reading Abercrombie out of order though; isn't Best Served Cold the first stand-alone, chronologically and in terms of its release date, after the First Law?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    Likewise, Karl. Sounds like you're reading Abercrombie out of order though; isn't Best Served Cold the first stand-alone, chronologically and in terms of its release date, after the First Law?
    I'm already through the First Law series, and am starting the standalones.

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    Today wasn't easy, even though I lowered volume and intensity quite a bit. Low back was fried. And I squatted in my romaleos, since I left my 1/2" Do-Wins at home. Everything felt off.

    Squat
    365x5, 395x3, 425x2, 455x1, 415x3, 365x4 (1 & 3 paused), 315x3x2 - paused
    Notes: Ugh. It's only a 1/4" higher heel, but feels so different. Knees felt fine at the time and still ok a couple hours later so hopefully no problems there, but the positioning seemed so strange even though it's only a 1/4" difference. Did a few paused reps to help feel the right position. Everything sucked, though.

    Snatch Grip DL
    135x3, 225x3, 315x3, 345x5 @7.5
    Notes: Did a couple extra reps at 345 and called it. They were moving fast but I felt done, especially low back.

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    Right knee (the "other" knee) was a bit crabby today, so between that, my lighter week plans, and having to press to make up for not training yesterday (too tired) I wasn't looking forward to today. But ended up being a good, if long, session.

    Squat (beltless, 3ct Tempo eccentric, 1ct paused, concentric normal speed)
    135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 345x3, 365x3, 315x3x2
    Notes: Forgot RPEs, they're in my notebook though. Nothing above 7.5 IIRC. I chose these because with my crabby knee, I really wanted to stay tight and work on knee position, but I also wanted it to seem at least a little bit hard, so went down slowly and paused for a moment. Did the trick. Stayed light, but felt like I did appropriate work for a lighter week.

    Press (beltless)
    95x8, 135x5, 160x5, 180x5, 195x3, 205x2, 215x1, 185x4, 165x5
    Notes: Everything felt good except the 215. Forgot the RPEs again, but it felt like an 8, which is heavier than I'm happy with, even without a belt. Still, my press has sucked lately so eh.

    Power Clean
    135x2 (paused), 165x2 (paused), 185x2, 205x2, 225x2, 235x1
    1ct Paused DL (beltless)
    315x3, 365x3, 405x3x2 (hook), 365x3
    Notes: Cleans were actually OK. The dissipation of even just some of the fatigue from heavy lifting does wonders for these. Still a bit out of practice, technique wasn't perfect and really need to get my hips through all the way in the explostion, but they all went up pretty easily.
    DLs were chosen for similar reasons as squats. Did the trick the same, too.



    C2 Erg - 25/90 x 8
    Paces: 1:55.7, 1:40.0, 1:36.1, 1:32.5, 1:31.2, 1:33.2, 1:33.2, 1:24.4
    Notes: Missed conditioning last Friday and earlier this week, so didn't go too hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Schudt View Post
    I'm already through the First Law series, and am starting the standalones.
    Ah. For some reason I thought you had already read the other two standalones (The Heroes and Red Country).

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